Thursday, October 28, 2004
No Rush on November 2 (with letter)
NBC News is planning to use Rush Limbaugh as a political commentator for election-night coverage. That's fine with me—so long as they have someone like Noam Chomsky sitting next to him.
Oh, what the hell. I'll show you mine if you'll show me yours.
Doesn't your news organization have enough problems maintaining an image of integrity without besmirching it with the likes of Rush Limbaugh? I can only surmise that NBC News thinks that Limbaugh is going to be such a draw that ratings considerations have topped integrity.
Unless "conservative" has become synonymous with "dishonest," Limbaugh does not express a conservative point of view. His dishonesty makes any attempt at balance impossible. You would have to find a progressive spokesperson of equal dishonesty. And they're in such short supply that I'm afraid you'll find that they've already been engaged.
As a company that profits from the public airwaves, it is your responsibility to inform, not disinform. And I, as a member of the public, am asking that you do so by finding honest spokespeople for whatever viewpoints you choose to present.