The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

Opinion

April 28, 2012

April 28, 2012 Letters to the Editor: Peter D. Kovalesky

Apply Stern rule to Limbaugh

This is a follow up to my letter published March 10, 2012 in the Star Beacon. The following paragraph is a quote from that letter.

“Remember Howard Stern” I think the same should happen to Rush Limbaugh. Of course the conservatives that control the media in this country won’t let that happen. After all, the U.S. conservative media is reporting very little of the court cases and investigations involving Mr. Murdock and his media empire that are going on in England.”

Did you notice that in less than a week there was no more talk in the media about Mr. Limbaugh and his comments about Susan Fluke. The conservative media in this country did not maintain a loud chorus calling for his firing. The conservative media kept up a loud chorus calling for Howard Stern to be fired until he was fired, and the conservative media did the same thing to Gov. Spitzer until he resigned, and to Rep. Anthony Weiner. The conservative media chased (Weiner) all over Washington and New York to get him to resign for sending inappropriate pictures of himself to some women.

And to Senator David Vitter (R-LA) for having dealings with prostitutes.

OOPS, sorry, the conservative media did not hound him. The conservative media, for the most part, ignored him. I guess that was because he is a Family Values Republican, I did not know that prostitutes are part of family values. The conservative media did not hound Rep. Robert Livingston (R-LA), the man who preceded David Vitter in the House of Representatives. But he had the decency to resign.

A few other incidents to think about. Juan Williams was fired from NPR for remarks he made about Muslims on FOX. The conservative media kept that one in the news for over a week. Who was that guy FOX let go. I think I saw two press releases, one when it was announced and one after his last day. Keith Olbermann of MSNBC was let go for giving $7,200 in campaign donations to three democratic candidates. That was all over the conservative media. But the two $1 million donations by Rupert Murdock, one given t the republican governor’s election fund, per Mr. Murdoch in an interview, to support John Kasich’s campaign and the other to the U.S. Chamber of commerce, hardly a ripple.

Back to Rush, I wonder, how many of the sponsors who quit his program are back sponsoring his show. Fox Network — rich people paying rich people to tell middle class people to blame poor people.

Peter D. Kovalesky

Ashtabula

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