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The Wall Street Journal's ed board looks at the state of the investigation into columnist Bob Novak's sources and writes that "if the legal push in these cases does come to shove, we may well end up with a Supreme Court pronouncing even more definitively that the First Amendment includes no privilege covering the protection of confidential sources. And the road to that blow to a free press will be paved by all the liberal writers who thought they could discard Bob Novak with no effect on their own journalism."

The New York Times' Jacques Steinberg reports that the liberal radio network, now called Air America Radio, will begin broadcasting on March 31 in "low-rated stations in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper talked to comedian and actor Al Franken, whose show, "The O'Franken Factor,'' is one of the cornerstones of Air America's programming. Franken, no stranger to taking on the right wing as the author of the books "Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right" and "Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot," said he hopes to do to conservatives what his nemesis, Mr. Limbaugh, does so successfully to liberals.

"'It's like ju-jitsu,' Franken told ABC News. 'You use what they say against them and use it to hold them to scorn and ridicule. So there will be a lot of ridicule.'"


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