Brent Bozell recalled for us today that on Tuesday night's "Larry King Live," conservative talk show host Neal Boortz let leftist host Stephanie Miller have it for dropping the usual Hitler line, against Rush Limbaugh in this case. Boortz and Miller were on along with liberal Ed Schultz and conservative San Diego host Mark Larson, a friend of mine. Just before the last commercial break, they were discussing Rush Limbaugh, and the bomb dropped.
Stephanie Miller: "I -- you know, we do a segment called "Right Wing World" every day when we play sound bites. And by the way Neal, a couple of the things you said, you've been in there a few times, buddy, keep going. But I've got to say, this was the morning -- this was like the springtime for Hitler face. This, I could not -- first of all, maybe he shouldn't talk about other people's drug problem. But secondly, it just is beyond awful. I don't even know how you -- I can't believe we're having this discussion on whether it's appropriate to accuse Michael J. Fox of faking his Parkinson's symptoms because you don't agree with him."
Mark Larson: "The talk about was Rush over the top in saying it. Rush has every right to say what he was going to say, just like some of the outlandish things you guys say on left-of-center radio."
Neal Boortz: "Now Larry, let the record..."
Miller: "... Well you know what? If that's what it takes to be as successful as Rush, then I'll be happy continually to be marginally successful. That will be fine."
Boortz: "Larry, before we disappear into the ether here, I would like the record to show that we did not get through the program tonight without one of the liberals making their required Hitler comment when talking about the right wing."
Larson: "Marching in lock step."