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Friday, June 24, 2005

RobbDogg's Wingnut Of The Week 6/24/05

Man, I thought this week was going to be a letdown. After the Downing Street Memo hearing last Thursday on Capitol Hill, wingnuts were pretty quiet on the news front. I though I'd have a problem finding someone suitable to win my weekly Wingnut Of The Week award.

Dick Cheney pressured Dick Durbin to take back his comments on our treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, but that wasn't good enough for me. When I give this award, it has to be for a unique act that is so shocking and scandalous that it provokes the worst inner feelings you can have for another human being.

Maybe James Sensenbrenner raised the bar too high?

You know how it goes. When times are tough, someone always steps up and seizes the moment. They carry the team on their broad shoulders as far as they can take them. That individual rises to the occasion and shows why they're a cut above the rest.

Wednesday, I thought that person was Bill O'Reilly, who on his radio show The Radio Factor wanted the FBI to arrest the "clowns" at Air America Radio for undermining the Iraqi war and the war on terror. Shocking, but considering the source it wasn't quite the jaw-dropping comment I was looking for.

But then Karl Rove stepped up yesterday and accused liberals of "wanting therapy and understanding" for the 9/11 hijackers. Shocking, yes. But not quite as profound on our civil liberties as the stunt the FCC pulled on radio free brattleboro two days ago.

Because of their abuse of the First Amendment in their two-year-old censorship battle with rfb, and what it could mean to other liberal media outlets in the future, I have to name the FCC this week's Wingnuts of the Week.

So here's to the FCC...losing their court case against radio free brattleboro!


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