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Spinning, Lying and Distorting History:  U.S. Media’s Response to the Virginia Tech Tragedy
Friday, April 20, 2007

By Liam O’Donoghue

According to syndicated radio talk show host Rusty Humphries, Virginia Tech gunman Cho Seung-Hui is “frying in hell.” “I just wish he were alive,” Humphries added dryly, “so we could put him to death.”

Another ultra-right wing radio host, Michael Savage, spewed bizarre conspiracy theories stemming from the report that Seung-Hui had scrawled the words “Ismail Ax” on his arm.  Savage also demanded information related to two other “men of color” who were photographed being handcuffed by police during the raid on Norris Hall.  Somehow, he predictably managed to blame Islam.



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