Welcome to college football season. You probably missed this off-season development …
A gentleman from Lexington, Ky., wrote an op-ed piece in the Lexington Herald-Leader, which came to my attention because my personal assistant wastes too much time on Facebook. The upshot is that he is demanding that the University of Kentucky yank its sports broadcasts off WHAS in Louisville (a great station heard far and wide) because that station runs … horrors … popular talk shows he doesn’t approve of.
Richard Dawahare is demanding the same from the University of Louisville. He writes of the talk shows:
“They spew propaganda with a breathtaking lack of regard for truth and with a pervasive tone of contempt and ridicule for those with a different perspective.”
Yes, the way Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin demolish bleating liberals offends Mr. Dawahare. Thus his plea:
“The University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville are the people’s property, charged with the pursuit of truth and the betterment of our commonwealth and our world. By close links with this obviously biased radio network, they are compromising their duty. Unwittingly or not, they are bolstering the credibility of their slanted political agenda and the uncivil manner in which they promote it.”
You didn’t accidentally click to The Onion. The guy is legit. He’s an estate planning and elder law attorney.
He’s entitled to his opinion. The newspaper is entitled to waste its op-ed space.
I say my brothers the Cats will make sports broadcasting decisions on this basis at the same time a pantywaist federal judge bans football because it is “too dangerous.” You decide when that might be.