When a guest appears on or is the subject of a right-wing talk show--and then they subsequently receive a violent email threat from a viewer--the arguments presented can be traced back to the right-wing pundits and the media circuit that nurtures them.
Gore's Nobel Prize should lead everyone to wonder what kind of world we would be living in, today, if journalists had only showed the 'collective maturity' of 12-year-olds or, heaven forbid: educated adults.
In politics, you are what your policy advisers say you are, and this means that Rudy Giuliani is World War IV.
The headscarf, of course, is not new to U.S. diplomacy. What's new is the 'Islamofascist' right-wing hysteria now shaping the political debate in which the headscarf suddenly reappeared.
That's right, America: all horror, all the time, brought right to your radio, TV and email in the form of a Republican presidential campaign.