RUSH: John King at CNN, ladies and gentlemen, has lost his civility. Back on January 18th of this year at CNN, ‘John King, USA’, was apologizing for an earlier guest, Andy Shaw, executive director of the watchdog group Better Government Association, for some remarks that Andy Shaw made during his appearance on CNN. John King saw fit to apologize.
KING: We were just having a discussion about the Chicago mayoral race. Just a moment ago my friend, Andy Shaw, who now works for a good government group out there, used the term ‘in the crosshairs,’ in talking about the candidates out there. We’re trying, we’re trying to get away from that language. Andy is a good friend. He’s covered politics for a long time. But we’re trying to get away from using that kind of language.
RUSH: That was back on January the 18th. We’re trying, CNN is really trying to get over the use of language such as ‘in the crosshairs.’ Last night on CNN’s John King, USA, at the end of his show, he made a remark talking about Congressman Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri.
KING: We were gonna bring you an interview with the chairman of the black caucus tonight about the president’s budget. We killed that because of time. We’ll bring you that tomorrow.
RUSH: They killed an interview. I fully expect an apology later for this kind of language that’s clearly uncivil. I mean if you’re going to apologize for a guest who talks about something being ‘in the crosshairs’ it seems to me John King will apologize for having to kill an interview. Wouldn’t it be consistent?