Will I go to bed without dinner?

There are two points of interest in yesterday’s White House press briefing. First, while there may be a liberal bias in the media, the reporter repeatedly referred to “Stern’s obscenities”, as if everyone should find Howard Stern obscene.

Second, we’re moving to a paternal state with the emphasis on a lone father figure as the standard, both moral and practical. This is bad.


QUESTION: Thank you. Andrew Card impressively addressed this weekend’s annual gathering in New York of 250 talk radio hosts, where there was considerable debate over the possibility that if Howard Stern is driven off the air for his many obscenities by the FCC fines, all of us could be driven off the air by the government for our political opinions. And my question: Can the White House give us assurance that our expressed political opinions, liberal or conservative, will never be treated like Stern’s obscenities by any organization in the Bush administration?

MR. McCLELLAN: Les, I’m not going to try to speculate on something that’s so — so broad as what you’re bringing up. Obviously, the President believes that there are certain standards of decency that should be adhered to.


MR. McCLELLAN: And we all have a responsibility to adhere to those standards.

QUESTION: But he would never let the FCC —

MR. McCLELLAN: And that if people violate those standards, they should be held accountable. And there are measures in place to hold people accountable.

QUESTION: Of course. But he would never allow the FCC to take action against any of us in talk radio for our political opinions, would he?

MR. McCLELLAN: In a general sense, no. But, again, you phrase that in a context of some standards that apparently violated some of the — our standards of decency.

I don’t have the warm fuzzies from this.

2 thoughts on “Will I go to bed without dinner?”

  1. I heard this today on Stern.
    My question remains: Whose standards of decency are they upholding?
    Certainly not mine. If they were, Bill O’Reilly and Rush Limbaugh would have had to declare bankruptcy by now.

  2. NOW,Now, U2 I am a conservative Bitch. Like I told Tony wait till little Tony’s and Danielle’s start arriving. It seems the older we get the more we start to believe that If it feels good do it, I don’t care I’m going to say it and all the other liberal thinking takes on a whole new meaning when we are trying to raise children. I started out a Kennedy Dem. Like I told Tony, my respect for the Dem party left when they sanctioned abortion I believe rights belong to all not just the grown. Oh well. Love ya anyway! Old Broad Diana

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