Unprompted, and insistent that he was "not saying this for effect," right-wing radio host Neal Boortz, on his July 23 show, said that he could "not make up his mind" about which group "presents a greater threat" to the United States: those "who would vote for John Kerry for president of the United States" or "Osama bin Laden and his Islamic terrorists."
From the July 23 broadcast of the nationally syndicated Neal Boortz show:
BOORTZ: Frankly I'm having a difficult time trying to figure out who is a greater threat to this country and I -- I don't -- I don't ask this question or make this statement for the purpose of saying something outlandish that you will repeat at lunch or dinner today. It's not why I'm doing this. But there's two different groups of people out there that present a threat to this country. Well there's many different groups. But I'm just singling out two different groups of people right now that present a threat to this country, and frankly I just cannot tell you which one presents the greater threat. One group of people: Osama bin Laden and his Islamic terrorists. The Islamic jihadists. The other group of people: those of you who would vote for John Kerry. And both groups present a threat to our safety and a threat to our future. A threat to our freedoms and a threat to our economic liberty.
And again I'm not saying this for effect. I mean this. I can not make up my mind which group is most dangerous. I can't. Because those of you, out there, who would vote for John Kerry for president of the United States, I have -- I deeply, deeply, feel that you present a danger to this country. To our freedoms. To our very safety. And to our future. Just as the Islamic terrorists do. And I hope you know what in the hell you're doing, but frankly I doubt it very, very seriously.
Boortz is an Atlanta-based conservative radio talk show host and author of The Terrible Truth About Liberals (Longstreet Press/National Book Network, 1998). According to statistics compiled by TALKERS magazine, Boortz has a national audience of more than 2.5 million listeners through Cox Radio Syndication.