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.
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.”