Saturday, July 25, 2015

Shameless moments in 'TV journalism': Using a deranged person to boost your ratings

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As quoted in Theater gunman known as angry man with radical views.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 7/24/2015)
A local TV host frequently invited him as a guest, knowing he'd be a lightning rod who could light up the phone lines with rants against abortion and working women. In one prominent fight with local officials, he unfurled a 6-foot-by-6-foot banner outside his west Georgia bar picturing a swastika surrounded by the words, "Welcome to LaGrange."

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