They know that as soon as they start promoting the facts RE: Obama's noncitizenship, they are off the air. Even the great Rush would not survive for ten minutes if he broke the silence.
They wouldn't be off the air, certainly not Rush. They're afraid of being branded as conspiracy kooks. After all, right here on FR there are posters in every thread denigrating those who are following and supporting these efforts to protect the constitutional rule of law.
I think way too many conservative media personalities still crave deep in their souls to be accepted as "mainstream," as "legitimate" members of Big Media. That's way sad, but I believe it to be true. We see the same phenomenon decade after decade with conservative politicians who go on these shows and act like they're big buddies with their liberal hosts who are at that moment plunging the knife in the backs of their smiling conservative guests.
Conservative players never ever seem to figure out the most obvious truth that being nice to liberals only makes it easier for the liberals to screw them over. Instead, Republican politicians serve themselves up on a platter to their liberal enemies time and time and time and time again, being Mr. Cordial with a goofy grin while the spit and flame are being prepared just off camera.
Similarly, conservative media players continue to crave the acceptance of their "peers" in the MSM. Think about how many times even Rush has appeared on various and sundry MSM shows, only to be marginalized, yet he keeps going back. Think back to how he palled up with Russert, claiming that Russert was "different," something akin to a real journalist. Russert was a liberal shill like the rest. As great as Rush is, and despite all the wonderful things he has done for conservatism, I think he still yearns for a kind of "success" that is never gonna come.
This is why none of the major players will mention this. They will once the story finally gains critical mass and becomes unavoidable, but not before.
MM (in TX)