Conspiracy Theorist Monica Crowley Baselessly Claims Democrats Are Attacking Limbaugh As Ploy To Reinstate Fairness Doctrine
Reported by Ellen - October 4, 2007 -
In Part 1 of a two-part discussion on last night's (10/3/07) Hannity & Colmes about Rush Limbaugh and the controversy over his “phony soldiers” remarks, radio talk show host Monica Crowley declared that what was really motivating Democratic attacks against Limbaugh was the desire to reinstate the Fairness Doctrine. Her “proof?” Some “high profile” Democrats have expressed an interest in reinstating it. With video.
At about 5:50 into the video, Alan Colmes said, “The Republicans in Congress did not want to have to defend what (General) Petraeus was saying, they didn’t want to have to defend Bush’s policy, they wanted to make three weeks worth of discussion about a word in an ad by MoveOn.org because they could not defend George Bush’s Iraq war policy… They’d rather talk about that than their policy.”
“Let me pick up on what you just said about the real issues here,” Crowley said in response. “There are two big issues that nobody else is talking about. One is the fact that what this real Rush Limbaugh controversy is really all about is the Fairness Doctrine. Because you have had a number of very high profile Democrats, including Senators Clinton and Kerry and Kennedy and Boxer all talking about wanting to reinstitute the Fairness Doctrine to silence conservative voices on talk radio like Rush and Sean and me… They’re setting up a trail of evidence.”
She never said what the other "real" issue was.
Since Crowley is neither a Democrat nor a liberal, she doesn't strike me as the most qualified person to speak about what the real issue is for them. But as a liberal, I think it's pretty obvious that the real issue is the hypocrisy of Republicans who condemn comments from MoveOn and condone them from one of their own.
Crowley was unidentified as Colmes’ sister-in-law. Let’s hope for his sake that his wife is more appealing than the shrill, self-satisfied and condescending Crowley.
More on the unfair, unbalanced nature of this discussion in my next post.