Host Says Rather Criticism Got Him FiredOnly in John Ashcroft's America.
Sat Sep 18, 9:33 PM ET
By PEGGY ANDERSEN, Associated Press Writer
SEATTLE - A radio talk-show host said Saturday he has been fired for criticizing CBS newsman Dan Rather's handling of challenges to the authenticity of memos about President Bush (news - web sites)'s National Guard service.
"On the talk show that I host, or hosted, I said I felt Rather should either retire or be forced out over this," said Brian Maloney, whose weekly "The Brian Maloney Show" aired for three years on KIRO-AM Radio, a CBS affiliate here.
Maloney says he made that statement on his Sept. 12 program. He was fired Friday, he said.
"What they have expressed is essentially that my show went in a direction they're not comfortable with," Maloney said....
P.S. I posted this immediately after I read the AP story and before I saw InstaPundit's almost-identical post.