One clear sign of just how powerful talk radio is today is the number of candidates and mainstream media types pointing fingers at leading conservative hosts for their influence.
The recent fixation on Rush Limbaugh's unfavorable position towards Republican presidential candidate John McCain is a fine example.
Conservative talker and Fox News host Sean Hannity has now been tossed into the campaign influence peddling ring by none other than Mike Huckabee who shared some criticisms of the outspoken radio and television personality with Florida's Herald Tribune last Friday:
When I met Huckabee at the airport on Friday and asked him about him potentially pulling out of Florida early, he pointed at Hannity as the reason that rumor just won’t die.
He said Hannity started the false rumor on his television show and it just won’t go away.
“He never called us,” Huckabee said during a one-on-one interview, just after his small jet landed at Dolphin Aviation at the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport. “He never asked anyone from the campaign: are we pulling out of Florida. So when you have someone say it on national television, then you have all these rumors repeating it, it’s very frustrating to us.”
Think Huckabee supports a reenactment of the Fairness Doctrine?