A Rhetoric of Demonization and Exclusion, Addendum
In an earlier post, “A Rhetoric of Demonization and Exclusion” [http://academeblog.org/2013/05/23/a-rhetoric-of-demonization-and-exclusion/], I discussed the lunatic-fringe rhetoric of the GOP nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, Bishop D.W. Jackson. That post included a re-post of a post to Right-Wing Watch, which drew on public pronouncements by Jackson that have been reported in the print media or are available on video.
Writing for ThinkProgress [thinkprogress.org], Scott Keyes has culled the following tweets from Jackson’s rather prolific contributions to the Twitterverse. As might be expected, his rhetoric is not any less filled with blatant prejudice, dogmatic thinking, and demagoguery when it is even more extemporaneous.
I am going to be at the Justice Dept. on Monday speaking at a press conference opposing the Hate Crimes Law as anti-Christian bigotry.
6:55 PM – 13 Nov 2009
The President has proclaimed June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual &…
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