I’m not going to do a write up on this one, just give you some stray quotes from the story.
The set up:
Earlier in the week, conservative talk show host Mark Levin was removed from Toledo’s WSPD for disagreeing with Ron Paul, after being part of that station’s lineup for more than five years.
But when it came time to renew his contract with the station, [program director Brian] Wilson decided to cancel Levin because of his political views, a tactic similar to that used in the former Soviet Union.
Levin said that his team received a note from Wilson basically saying that unless Levin apologized for comments made about Paul and some of his supporters and changes his attitudes, he would not be renewed.
“It’s one thing to drop a program and to add a program, and everything in between. It’s quite another to try and censor a program,” Levin said, in order to control what he says on the air. Levin said that rather than wait the 90 days, “we quit,” and excoriated Wilson for using “Stalinist tactics.”
“In response to Mark Levin’s outrageous diatribes, mis and disinformation slanderously leveled at Ron Paul, Tom Woods, Lew Rockwell (personal and professional friends of mine), I will be exploring other options effective immediately.”
and ending with:
“If Mark ever gets a grip on his rational self or develops the class and courtesy to appologize to the three gentleman mentioned above, I’ll give him another listen.”
Personally, I find Levin unlistenable. I don’t understand why he has a syndicated show but that is neither here nor there. I am also stunned that anyone would admit to calling Lew Rockwell a “personal and professional” friend. I have some sympathy for the “professional” part because we have to work with all manner of people but the “personal” appellation shows a lack of good taste if not character.
If you wonder why we ban Paultards, wonder no more.