Video: Fearmongering & Fail: San Diego talk show host says North Korea can now nuke California
In response to a North Korean nuclear test, the right wing ex-mayor of San Diego, Roger Hedgecock, breathlessly announced on his February 12th talk show that North Korea now has the capability of nuking the West Coast of the USA. The only problem is, they don’t. Nuclear experts say this test might bring North Korea one step closer to that goal, but at this point they are no where near having that capability.
Even though talk shows are known for trafficking in lies, hate and appeals to irrationality, this is worse than usual. One has to wonder what the effect an intentionally false alarm about a nuclear attack could have on the listeners who are mentally or emotionally unstable. It is well known that San Diego, home to many military bases and installations, would be a prime military target.