What did Huckabee know about planted call from Cumulus VP that attacked Rush Limbaugh?
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7. I understand the odds Cumulus is facing in launching this show, the involvement of investor cash and all the rest. Even so, was this a really good idea to do this? Will there be more calls of this nature from Cumulus executives disguised as regular folks interested in the Huckabee show — when in fact they decidedly are something else?
Mike, I’m sure these are not comfortable questions, and I understand the pressure involved in going up against Rush Limbaugh. But under the circumstances, our conservative readers at The American Spectator and surely the larger Internet reading audience will want to know your side of the story.
Thanks. My deadline is 10 pm tonight… Monday… April 9th.
The American Spectator
Mr. McVay did not reply.
So we re-directed our request, same letter, to Mr. McVay’s — and Governor Huckabee’s — bosses. That would be brothers Lew and John Dickey, the executives who run Cumulus Media.
Hi Lew and John….
This is Jeff Lord with The American Spectator.
I’m about to listen to a tape-delayed broadcast of the Huckabee Show. I have learned that the first question on the show I will hear, identified as “Mike from San Francisco,” is in fact a Cumulus executive named Mike McVay. Meaning, this questioner was in fact a plant… and never identified on-air as such… a pre-planned question from a Cumulus executive. I have contacted Mr. McVay to confirm this and so far he has not answered.
My column on this will be published tomorrow, and at this late stage, having not heard from Mr. McVay I feel in fairness I should send my e-mail on to both of you.
I have pasted the e-mail below.
Any light you can shed on this would be appreciated.
Thanks for your time, e-mail pasted below.
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