It came as news to me that Armed Forces Radio carries the drug-addled ramblings of ultraconservative commentator Rush Limbaugh for our troops overseas, using taxpayer funds, without any balance in political viewpoint.
Limbaugh has said abuse at now-infamous Abu Ghraib prison was "no different than what happens at the Skull and Bones initiation" at Yale. As if Ivy Leaguers sodomized each other with broomsticks and "waterboarded" underclassmen.
A spokesman-apologist for the taxpayer-funded radio network said it carries Limbaugh's show because it's highly rated, yet doesn't give airtime to shock jock Howard Stern, who has declared a "radio jihad" against the "arrogant bastard" in the White House, Salon.com reported.
Other critics of the network wonder if it's proper for the Pentagon to broadcast Limbaugh when he's calling John Kerry a skirt chaser, labeling female activists Nazis and telling servicemen and -women "what's good for al-Qaida is good for the Democratic Party in this country today."
Media Maters for America has launched a petition to oust Limbaugh, which you can sign by clicking here. Good riddance.