What would've been the proper adjective for Akin to use to modify the word "rape?" Do other crimes need modifiers too now? Actual murder? Actual burglary? Actual theft? We need the word "actual" to distinguish these crimes from the fake ones?
I've been thinking that journalists should add a "civility" beat to their shrinking offerings. At least they should give a little extra air or ink (literal and digital) to challenge politicians when they hit below the belt.
Romney apparently isn't making himself available to real journalists in Colorado, in advance of Tuesday's GOP caucus, but he called into conservative talk-radio shows across the state Friday, where he found a copacetic environment.
You'd expect to get plenty of meaninglessness from a two-hour event featuring 10 yappers skilled at yapping. How could a panel of 10 normal people converse intelligently in such a setting, much less 10 talk-radio hosts?
Some say I'm beating my head against the church wall by critiquing conservative talk radio, no matter how reasonable my criticism is. But KOA's Mike Rosen and KLZ's Jim Pfaff, both conservative radio hosts, recently responded on the air to issues raised in this blog.