wo Rwandan media executives have been sentenced to life in prison for their part in the 1994 genocide.I'm for freedom of speech- in fact, I'm pretty hardline on freedom of speech. Still, the example of what happened in Rwanda shows that there is not only a line that must not be crossed, but that incitement to genocide is not something one can file away under "Nazi stuff/part of the past/supernaturally evil/nothing to do with ME", but is a very real and very modern phenomenon, and is inextricably tied with the dehumanization of others.
A third was given a 35-year jail term after a private radio told ethnic Hutus to kill members of the Tutsi minority, saying "exterminate the cockroaches".
The station - Radio Television Libre des Mille Collines - also broadcast lists of people to be killed and revealed where they could be found.
What this has to do with American radio and its own hate-a-thons I'll leave to the readers.