Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Don Imus Confused by O'Reilly's Troop Support

The Fairness Doctrine at work: See the Imus video at Hot Air Don Imus this morning calls Fox News' Bill O'Reilly a "disgrace" and an SOB. He's amazed that O'Reilly is giving away free books to soldiers fighting the War on Terror. For every copy of O'Reilly's Culture Warrior you or I buy, a free book is sent to a soldier. Imus doesn't get this charitable act. While Imus doesn't explain why he is outraged about "books for soldiers," we can assume some or all of the following: 1) he thinks O'Reilly's book will brainwash the troops, 2) he thinks O'Reilly is putting more-liberal-thought at risk, and 3) he believes any support for the troops is also support for the Bush administration and a win for this country. Of course, the result of Imus' rant will be increased sales for O'Reilly's book, and more free books for the military. That's the self-imposed Fairness Doctrine at work for you and me. BTW, Imus refers to O'Reilly's show, The Factor, as a "fah LAW-fall" or some such - we can see why Imus hasn't written any books lately. If you are a radio listener and tv watcher, read What the FCC and the Media has in Mind for You The following articles have linked back to this article: Linkfest Haven, Many thanks for my first Linkfest Third World Country: You Do the Math, Faultline USA: Cut, Cut, Run, Run... The Mad Pigeon Diary: Let's Get it Done" at Blackfive Freedom Folks: UIC Anti-Marine Recruiting Protest, Rashbre Central: OTA Wordless Wednesday Ask Andrea: For All the Eves Longing for an Adam (and vice versa) Planck's Constant: A Summer Poem - June 1950 Mark My Words: Rational Response Squad... A Blog for All: Idiocy Abounds Today Perri Nelson's Website: Nature About to be Penalized for Violating Endangered Species Act Adam's Blog: Truth and Hope Report: Black History Month Pregame Show RightTruth: Immigrants, This is What We Expect of You Stop the ACLU: Senator Mary Landrieu "...better off if the terrorists had blown up our levees. The Crazy Rants of Samantha Burns: Open Trackbacks Wednesday, The Hill Chronicles: Egyptian Blogger Maintains His Innocence Renaissance Blogger: I'm Not Offended, I Just Don't Like What You're Saying High Desert Wanderer: Deadlines Renaissance Blogger: Can You Help a Code Impaired WP User The High Desert Wanderer: The Sky is Falling The Virtuous Republic: Hell Freezes Over: Parts One and Two Technorati Tags:

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