Conservative radio host Erik Rush blames Obama for Kansas City shootings

By David Ferguson
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 14:08 EDT
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Conservative radio host and commentator Erik Rush claimed on Tuesday that President Barack Obama’s “anti-Israel sentiment” is to blame for the shooting rampage in Kansas City, KS that left three dead over the weekend.

Right Wing Watch reported that the former Ku Klux Klan leader who carried out the shootings was, according to Rush, only responding to the tone of “racial discord” being fostered by the Obama administration.

“The anti-Semitic tone that is being tolerated, in my view, by so many in this country,” said Rush, “and as a result of the tone I believe that the administration and the press have set, they’ve chosen to capitalize on every racist incident that has happened when it is in the interests of their agenda or their ratings, fomenting racial discord between various races, between blacks and whites and the anti-Israel sentiment has become pretty much epidemic. I’m kind of surprised that we haven’t seen more in the way of anti-Semitic violence.”

Listen to audio from the broadcast, embedded below:

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David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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