KFI news director explains: it's 'driver license'

chris-little-kfi.jpgChris Little takes to his blog at AM talk station KFI to explain to listeners why he says "driver license" when referring to the card issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles, or DMV — and says "driver's license" when the subject is certain other states' DMV's. "One should use the term used by the issuing agency," Little writes.

It all prompted some angry correspondence — his constituency is KFI listeners, after all — including an email from a man who wanted Little to stop saying "Democratic Party." No deal, Little replied.

Way back in the day when dueling pistols were still a fairly recent innovation, the Democratic Party was born as the "Democratic-Republican Party." As firearms matured, so did the Democratic - Republican Party. In 1824 the party split into the National Republicans and the Democratic Party.

The party today continues to be the Democratic Party. Republicans adopted "Democrat" party as a derogative term in the 1990s. But it's still the Democratic Party.

I have no political agenda in the KFI news department and I prefer to stick with the facts. The facts are always powerful and many people will ignore them if that'll further their agenda or make them feel good.

No political agenda — oh that will really piss them off.

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