Armed Forces Network Radio was all set to pick up the Ed Schultz show, but then they didn't. Schultz is a progressive radio personality out of North Dakota. In the micro picture, the army's radio station, which is apparently heard by about a million service men and women overseas, already carries Rush Limbaugh, so a touch of political diversity would be a welcome change. In the macro picture, it's hard to separate this from the ever-growing sea of taxpayer-funded, right-wing opinion dissemination. From Armstrong Williams, to just flat out filming their own infomercials and passing them off as stringer-reports for local news channels, to appointing partisan hacks to CBP, this administration seems to have little compunction about using public money to promote overt political propaganda,as opposed to promoting government programs or the national agenda--there's a big difference.
Now, according Howard Kurtz's column in The Post, Schultz was critical Allison Barber of the Pentagon's communication staff last week, so perhaps she's just tweaking him for a minute. The article ends on a non-committal note, so perhaps this will blow over soon and Schultz will be up on the air soon.