Tuesday, January 11, 2011

"Amanda Terkel: Violent Rhetoric and Gabrielle Giffords" (with video)

GRITtv, with video (08:28):
"On the eve of the shooting that left her critically injured, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) wrote an email to Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson (R), asking his help in toning down the partisan rhetoric in the country." Amanda Terkel reported that Giffords had been asking for help, as one of the few Democrats and the only woman remaining in a Republican district, toning down the anger and violence running through much of political discourse.

Terkel has had her own experiences with right-wing language and media attacks: she was harassed and stalked by Bill O'Reilly's producer, and she notes that especially as a woman, it can be easy to feel threatened when you're targeted by politicians or other public figures. She joins us via Skype from Washington, D.C. to discuss the Giffords shooting, her own experiences, and more.
Howie P.S.: Cenk Uygur answers the question, "Was Jared Loughner's Act Political?" Matt Taibbi answers another question: "The Giffords Tragedy: Is the Media Partly at Fault?"

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