After The Takeaway: Celeste Discusses the Rhetoric of Europe's Right-Wing Parties

Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 01:03 PM

Injured people lay on the ground at the site of an explosion near the government buildings in Norway's capital Oslo on July 22, 2011. (Holm Morten/AFP/Getty)

After today's show, host Celeste Headlee reflects on the similarities between Anders Breivik's personal manifesto and the anti-Islam and anti-immigration platforms of many European right-wing parties. She remarks that it is troubling to see many of Europe's right-wing parties attempting to distance themselves from their previous platforms and rhetoric in the wake of the tragedy in Oslo, and urges us not to forget that words matter. Celeste emphasizes that language is important in all contexts, and suggests that everyone should think carefully before making statements that they aren't willing to stand behind in times of tragedy and conflict.

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Mike

Wearing water wings in a serious video destroys the presenter's credibility.

Oh wait...

Aug. 02 2011 03:40 PM

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