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.
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