War on Terror, War of Words

North Carolina Rep. Myrick decries 'Muslim Mafia'

Monday, November 30, 2009

That our nation is becoming increasingly polarized over social, legal and civic debates is a popular story, and one well mined by the same media outlets who often drive partisan animosity. That polarization has manifested itself, for example, at town hall debates where members of the public declare mandated health care to be "fascist."

It's bad enough when disingenuous attacks muddy public debate at civic meetings, but what happens when our leaders themselves use language that misses the mark? We talk with Julie Rose, reporter for WFAE in Charlotte, N.C., about Rep. Sue Myrick (R-NC), who, in her personal quest to assist the War on Terror, may have gotten herself in a war of words.

Guests:

Julie Rose

Contributors:

Hsi-Chang Lin

Comments [1]

don

Ms. Rose, you reported on a Izrahais Morales sometime ago and have not seen any resent posts about this. Have we established if either he or his parents are citizens of the U.S. ? What is his status currently . Can't believe his bail was set as low as it was, $25000.00. I have contacted the school and have been passed from one person to the next. I have not been asked to speak to John Spear, Principal. Please feel free to fill me in as soon as you can. Concerned....Best Regards, Don

May. 10 2011 02:56 PM

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