Monday, October 17, 2005

The Troops Can't Handle the Truth!

Think Progress has the lowdown on Ed Shultz's progressive radio talk show getting shut off of Armed Forces Radio by Allison "Teleconference" Barber. Seems our pal "Curly Joe" DiRita was involved too. I guess they don't want the troops' constant Rush Limbaugh drip interrupted.

If you've ever been stationed with the U.S. military overseas, you know what blatant propaganda Armed Forces broadcasting is.

If the neo-powers that be have their way, it will be like that here too. If you haven't looked into the FCC lately, here's the "official" bio on the Kevin J. Martin.
Chairman Martin was nominated by President George W. Bush to a Republican seat on the Commission, and was sworn in on July 3, 2001. He was designated chairman by President Bush on March 18, 2005.

Before joining the FCC, Martin was a Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy. He served on the Bush-Cheney Transition Team and was Deputy General Counsel for the Bush campaign.

No neo-connections there, huh?


  1. Typical GOP shenanigans. I read the rants of many partisan Republicans and it's stunningly obvious that they simply don't perceive where a partisan political party ends and where governing an entire nation begins. Not that the other side is all that much better. But, at least Clinton didn't turn AFR into a propaganda tool.

  2. Kevin,

    Shenanigans is a good word for it. I hear some folks are crying foul with the IG. We'll see what comes of it.