Friday, 24 August 2012

Michael D. Tears into Tea Party.

If you haven't seen this  then listen to this an obscure interview of the man who’s now Ireland’s president ripping into American Tea Party politics has suddenly captured the public’s attention, with a half-million views in a few days.

Conservative U.S. talk show host Michael Graham  a Tea Part Supporter who broadcasst in the Irish Republic was supposed to debate the head of the Irish Labour Party, Michael D. Higgins, in May, 2010. The 71-year-old Higgins, a human rights campaigner who was a professor in the United States in the 1960s, was elected president of Ireland in 2011.

Graham, show airs on radio in Boston and since 2005, airs a weekly guest slot on the Monday edition of George Hook's drivetime show, The Right Hook on Ireland's Newstalk. Speaking from right-wing, US perspective, many of Graham's views are often controversial to the European audience, and so his weekly slot has proved unpopular with the show's regular listeners.

A site called The Obama Diary, which posts pro-Obama videos and campaign support, picked it up this Which took part  during a debate on the Irish radio channel Newstalk on 28 May 2010, Michael D. , accused Graham of indulging in "the radio of hysterical ignorance" .

A small video-sharing website called Upworthy unearthed the tape this week and within days, more than 500,000 people had watched it.

Graham tried repeatedly to interrupt Higgins’ four-minute lambasting of fear politics in the United States.

Higgins replied, “Be proud to be a decent American rather than being just a wanker whipping up fear.”

It gets goes to show that these Right wing shock jockeys are nothing like as effective when they don't have control of the microphone.

I bet the whole of Ireland is proud of their President today and the only sad thing is that his new position  probably means he has to be more diplomatic but Michael D. rocking once again.


Anonymous said...

Heard the piece on the web last night. In fact, I don't think Michael D. comes over very well.

Even though I'd have voted for him were I Irish - mostly because of his firm support for the Irish language and for delivering TG4 the Irish language tv station - he just ranted.

Not good either to call anyone a w***ker on radio - makes you look weak.

maen_tramgwydd said...

I thoroughly enjoyed it! Well done, Michael D! No, we're not anti-Semitic.

glynbeddau said...


Anon The pomin is that Michael D. stood up to the bullying right wing sort of Shock Jock that Graham represents.

Anonymous said...

What a dude. He does rant but it's with righteousness!

What was most pleasing was the way he takes on the morons who call everyone who criticises Israeli policy "anti-Semitic".