Wednesday October 19th 2005, 2:57 pm
Filed under: Government, Media Watch, Radio
The blog Crooks and Liars has video of Ed Schultz being interviewed by Keith Olbermann on “Countdown” yesterday.
Ed Schultz on ‘Countdown’ yesterday
Ed Schultz is the Democratic talk-radio host who was supposed to start on “Armed Forces Radio” on Monday.
However, on Monday morning at 6 AM, Pentagon communications official Allison Barber called to tell a producer at his show it wouldn’t air on AFR yet after all.
This goes back several years, where they’ve been trying to get some balance on the radio, because right now, all they do is carry is conservative voices when it comes to talk shows. And I know that there are a number of people in the Senate that have put my name out there, say, Look, this show’s growing. Why can’t we get at least a little bit of time of “The Ed Schultz Show” on there?
Senator Harkin was out in front of it, along with Senator Stabenow and also Senator Dorgan, and others. But the fact is, is, they only carry conservative voices. I am not a dissenting voice. I am in favor of veteran’s benefits. I am in favor of more pay for the military and having the proper equipment and taking care of the veterans and all the medical care. These are key issues. And also the recruiting situation that the military is in right now.
So I don’t like it when I’m called a dissenting voice. That’s not the case at all. There’s a lot of Democrats who are serving in Iraq right now, and in Afghanistan, that have got their fannies on the line for this country. And they ought to have the opportunity to listen to something other than Rush Limbaugh, who’s toting the company line for the Bush administration.
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