We’ve always had terrible examples to defend. And Rush Limbaugh has given us another stellar specimen of vulgar discourse. But defend it we must. Not the hateful, demeaning and discomfiting words. But the right of our colleague — the social commentator — to be heard. And the right of the people to decide.
Dawson “Tack” Nail, long-time executive editor of Warren Communications News and Communications Daily, died March 25. Here, William O’Shaughnessy, president-CEO of Whitney Radio, parent company of WVOX-AM and WRTN-FM Westchester, N.Y., offers some personal reflections on the man who was one of the most prominent reporters covering broadcasting and telecommunications in Washington for the past 50 years.