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Daschle slams talkers

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Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) Wednesday equated some talk-radio
hosts with foreign hate groups and blamed those broadcasters for an increase in
threats on politicians and their families (Daschle's office received
anthrax-laced mail late last year).

Singling out the nation's top conservative talk-show host, Daschle said,
"What happens when Rush Limbaugh attacks those of us in public life is that
people aren't satisfied just to listen. They want to act because they get
emotionally invested. And so the threats to those of us in public life go up
dramatically and on our families."

Limbaugh responded on his show that it was simply a case of post-election
complaining by the outgoing majority leader and that if he had this complaint,
why wasn't it raised before November?

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