After the continued fearmongering and Muslim bashing that we heard out of presidential candidates Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich during the recent presidential debate and with Rep. Peter King holding yet another hearing exploiting the fear of Muslims
June 16, 2011

After the continued fearmongering and Muslim bashing that we heard out of presidential candidates Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich during the recent presidential debate and with Rep. Peter King holding yet another hearing exploiting the fear of Muslims in the United States, MSNBC's Cenk Uygur talked to the SPLC's Mark Potok about whether this sort of hatred towards any other minority group would go unaccounted for in this day and age.

As they both rightfully noted and as Dave has reported on here continually, regardless of the fact that there are legitimate right wing hate groups that those in Congress and our politicians should be concerning themselves with, the media and the public in the United States both seem for the most part to just shrug at the bigotry being aimed at the Muslim community, largely as Potok explained, due to the fact that Americans wanted some sort of boogeyman after 9-11, and the Republicans have been more than happy to continue to exploit those fears for political gain.

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