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Right-Wing Talkers Obsessed With Rape

First Posted: 03/18/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 03:45 PM ET

One of the things that's obviously under-appreciated about right-wing radio and television is the way hosts wield this awesome variety of artful metaphors about the state of the nation.

In this new mashup video from Media Matters, however, you really see the full measure of their rhetorical brilliance, as various figures from the fringe calmly and with clear heads describe the RAPE RAPE RAPE RAPE RAPE of various things: the nation, the poor, the Statue of Liberty. Michael Savage drops a strange little "rape missing children missing children rape" hip hop verse, and Glenn Beck channels Roman Polanski (Glenn's very topical!). Meanwhile, the human cost of actual rapes continue to outpace the cost of fictional rapes that happen in people's minds.

So, Xanax for everybody, maybe?

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