In another low blow to free speech, here are the straight deets with help from Think Progress:
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) — A talk radio host says his program, slated to debut on a Pentagon radio station Monday, was pulled to punish him for airing audio embarrassing President Bush.
Ed Shultz played an audio tape of Pentagon communications official Allison Barber helping troops in Iraq rehearse for their broadcast video teleconference with the president last week on his progressive talk radio show.
According to People for the American Way [view .pdf of the email], Barber personally called Schultz — regarded as a liberal in the world of talk radio — on Monday to tell him his show would not be airing Oct. 17 after all.
Earlier, Joe Gandelman of The Moderate Voice interviewed Schultz on the significance of being syndicated on the Armed Forces Network. (read the full interview).
To listen to the Ed Schultz show, visit his website. An .mp3 (or “podcast” as Steve Jobs insists we call it) archive of recent shows is here. Schultz relays the news on his show here (.mp3).
The great Howard Schultz covers Schultzgate in the Tuesday Washington Post. While you’re there, don’t miss these exclusive e-mail clips from Brownie’s office that WaPo somehow got a hold of.
Just one of the gems tucked away on page 11:
“Let them play their raindeer games as long as they are not turning around and tasking us with their stupid questions. None of them have a clue about emergency management.”