Beck's politeness, Smerconish's endorsement

Scott Fybush
Thu Nov 6 17:03:31 EST 2008

Bob Nelson wrote:
> Well I'm not saying it's true or not, but who knows, it could be!
> Anything on the Net
> might need to be taken with a grain of salt. I'm just saying that
> there probably are
> people out there who are trying earnestly to bring back the FD and whether they
> succeed or not, we'll find out.

C'mon,'s not as though Maloney's blog is just "anything on the 
net" that you happened across by chance.

Brian does what he does with a very definite point of view, and with a 
very well-defined audience - in his case, the conservative talk radio 
PDs he hopes will hire him someday.

And all of us who engage in blogging or blog-related activities (I 
include myself in this category) know that we're judged, in the end, by 
our track records.

Maloney has a history, and a well-documented one, of taking certain 
liberties with the facts and of spinning events through his own 
political and personal filters. (e.g. his long-running grudge against 
his former employers at WRKO/Entercom.)

"Might need to be taken with a grain of salt"? I keep the entire shaker 
(and a big cardboard carton to refill it) handy whenever I read The 
Radio Equalizer, myself. Which is not to say that he doesn't break a 
good story from time to time, or that he doesn't get things right - just 
that it's more than a bit disingenuous to cite him as anything even 
remotely approaching an unbiased, neutral observer on a story as 
politically charged as this one.



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