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Gephardt Raps Award For Liddy

Comparing conservative radio talk-show host G. Gordon Liddy to “gangsta rappers” who promote violence against police, House Minority Leader Richard A. Gephardt, D-Mo., urged a group of talk-show personalities Saturday to boycott a banquet honoring the former Watergate figure.

Gephardt criticized the decision by the National Association of Radio Talk Show Hosts to give Liddy its annual Freedom of Speech Award, saying the citation “is not only wrong, but outrageous.”

In a midday address at the group’s seventh annual conference in Houston, Gephardt said, “If we can agree that gangsta rapper Tupac Shakur, a convicted criminal who has openly advocated violence toward law enforcement, is a disgrace to the airwaves of America, why can’t we agree that Gordon Liddy, a convicted criminal who has openly advocated violence toward law enforcement, is in many ways a gangsta rapper himself?”



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