I just checked in with Rule of Reason for the first time in a week. Holy cow, I missed a hell of a lot of action over there. Apparently, you can't let more than a day go by without seeing Rule of Reason.
Nicholas Provenzo was on the Laura Ingraham Show, which is, astonishingly, the fifth most popular radio show in America. (Ingraham is rumored to be hell to work for. Watch the video of her complaining to her staff on the set of her Fox News show.)
People like Laura Ingraham and Sean Hannity represent the decline of conservatism. They are intellectual lightweights who come to conservatism by reading National Review and listening to Rush Limbaugh. They understand food fight TV journalism, shouting down an opponent and scoring quick points, rather than long, coherent arguments. Modern philosophy infects them to the point that, like the left, they use arguments from intimidation and mockery to shut up their opponents instead of rationally refuting them.
Listen to this MP3 of Ingraham interviewing Provenzo. She reveals herself to be staggeringly stupid and dishonest. She takes one of Provenzo's points -- that a Down Syndrome person is marginally productive -- rips it out of context, and then tries to play "gotcha" by asking if Provenzo would kill actual human beings, such as people suffering from Alzheimer's, because they are marginally productive. Her interview was so unfair and crude that I have to think that any of her millions of listeners who did not sense she was doing something wrong must themselves lack intelligence or listen to her out of focus. (This last happens all the time when people are driving into work with the radio on. They have to split focus between driving and listening, which I would think must affect their ability to judge an argument. There have been studies showing that many people have no idea what was advertised in a block of spots; all they noticed was that the music was not playing.)
In the video linked to above, you can see that she took care to wear a cross around her neck on air to announce her Christianity and her morality. Indeed, that cross and her actions reveal more than she intended about her morality.