Adam Serwer’s excellent lead to his blog post at The Plum Line. We need to be reminded that there is a baseline of hostility still considered acceptable in public discourse, and we need to change that.
Naturally, Muslims, atheists and others also suffer from this same kind of acceptable bigotry. It is now par for the course to question the legitimacy and moral fortitude of American citizens if they are not Christian or Jewish.
In the office kitchen, every day the TV is tuned into FoxBusiness, and between Varney & Co. screaming about how Obama is taking all their money, the adverts for GoldLine and their fellow bottomfeeding scum play incessantly. This handy chart from The Big Picture (and shared by TPM) shows you how it works.
(click image for the full chart)
I was always wary of how hard Fox News, Beck and others were pushing gold. Here’s vindication.