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04-28-2009, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Goldthorpe View Post
Allow me to finish with a clumsy comparison: the Ruwanda genocide was encouraged, in part, by radio personalities on the ground. These talking heads spread a message of hate for months before the begining of the murders and many were accused of inciting hate and genocide after the facts. Everybody understood that even though they didn't directly participate in the murders, they certainly deserved a fair share of the blame because they do have an important influence on their listeners.
Similarly but on a much smaller scale of importance. La Presse came out with the Kostitsyn/Hamrlik article, and half* the city think the Kost. are mafiazos.

*Not literally.

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