Two Minutes Hate: Media Matters Launches Daily Round-Up of Talk Radio Vitriol

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Two Minutes Hate: Media Matters Launches Daily Round-Up of Talk Radio Vitriol

WASHINGTON - Today,
Media Matters for America announced the launch of "Two Minutes Hate"
-- a daily
video product that will round up the most noteworthy examples of
hateful rhetoric, offensive commentary, and conservative paranoia
on talk radio. As Media Matters has

documented
,
there is a nationwide network of conservative radio hosts who regularly
attack immigrants, women, the LGBT community, minorities, the poor and
homeless, progressives, unions, college students, and even autistic
children.

Watch our first three episodes
HERE.

"The public needs to understand that the vitriol on talk radio goes well beyond Rush Limbaugh,"
said Eric Burns, president of
Media Matters. "As
'Two Minutes Hate' will demonstrate daily, Limbaugh's show continues to
be an inspiration for the countless conservative radio hosts who spread
similarly hateful rhetoric from coast to coast."

BACKGROUND

"Two Minutes Hate," a reference to George Orwell's
Nineteen Eighty-Four, will summarize each day's lowlights in conservative talk radio in a two-minute video.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE READ:

Women, minorities, autistic children: Conservative radio's vitriol not reserved for Obama

http://mediamatters.org/research/200811130002

It's not just Limbaugh and Hannity

http://mediamatters.org/research/200811060005

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Media Matters for America is a Web-based, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media.

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