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Dangerous Words

Letter to the Editor:

Those of us to the left of the center line on the political highway truly enjoyed your “portrait” of Glenn Beck on the cover of the Metroland, as well as the devastating article about him and the lunatics at Fox [“Tears of a Clown,” Nov. 12]. However, I believe we lefties need to be very careful when we discuss those that are obviously to the right of Attila the Hun, and we must avoid cavalierly dismissing these lunatics as just clowns or buffoons. These are dangerous people. They threaten not only who we are but they threaten America. They are an embarrassment to the concept of the First Amendment.

As an example, I would suggest you contact Dr. George Tiller, an abortion provider in the Midwest who has been the subject of a vicious campaign against what he does and who he is by the right-wing fringe, especially Bill O’Reilly of Fox. Oh wait . . . you can’t contact the good doctor because he’s dead. Gunned down in his own church by a “true believer.”And the idiot O’Reilly accepts no responsibility for the doctor’s death. He claims his hands are clean. Nonsense.

There is no doubt in my mind that somewhere out there is another “true believer” that feeds off the garbage of Limbaugh and Fox and intends to take this to the ultimate level. One can only hope that the Secret Service is up to the challenge.

If the time comes and something happens in our era, the likes of Limbaugh, Hannity, O’Reilly and Beck should be held accountable for their words. They won’t be and that will be too bad. They will hide behind the curtain of the First Amendment and tell the world that words don’t matter only actions do. And that’s nonsense.

JJ Jennings

Colonie

Correction

In the story “Music, Business” [Nov. 5], we reported that Drome Sound owner Tony Popolizio’s brother Frank Popolizio owned Schenectady’s Aerodrome Night Club in the late ’60s and was responsible for booking bands. In fact, Nat Rubin and Jack Herman owned the club, where Popolizio was a bartender. Manager Bob Murphy and assistant manager Fred Baye handled the booking.

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