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Sharpton Demands Government Crackdown on Right-Wing Critics
A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 11 December 2010 | John Semmens

Posted on 12/12/2010 7:30:39 PM PST by John Semmens

One-time Democratic presidential candidate Al Sharpton demanded that the federal government pull “illegitimate commentators off the air.” The Reverend was especially incensed by radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh.

“The air waves belong to the government,” Sharpton maintained. “The government has the right to decide who may use them. Those who misuse them like Rush Limbaugh does ought to be shut down.”

“Free speech is not the issue,” Sharpton argued. “Just because we say there’s free speech doesn’t mean you can say whatever you want. There’s got to be limits. When a person like Limbaugh persistently criticizes the President without just cause, that’s racism, and the FCC has the authority to take him off the air.”

To help facilitate the FCC’s regulatory process Sharpton offered to vet all talk show hosts “in order to prevent racism and ensure that those biased against the President aren’t permitted to abuse the public airways with their message of hate and intolerance.”

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TOPICS: Government; Humor; Politics
KEYWORDS: craptire; limbaugh; racism; radio; satire; stupid; wasteoftime

1 posted on 12/12/2010 7:30:45 PM PST by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens

BTTT


2 posted on 12/12/2010 7:31:41 PM PST by Jet Jaguar (*)
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To: John Semmens

BTTT


3 posted on 12/12/2010 7:31:43 PM PST by Jet Jaguar (*)
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To: John Semmens

FUAS


4 posted on 12/12/2010 7:31:49 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom REMEMBER FREE REPUBLIC IN YOUR WILL. I DID)
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To: John Semmens

Too believable.


5 posted on 12/12/2010 7:33:17 PM PST by EternalVigilance (The care of human life...is the first and only legitimate object of good government -- Jefferson)
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To: John Semmens
When a person like Limbaugh persistently criticizes the President without just cause, that’s racism

What about when you criticize Rush without just cause, Al? Is that racism, too?

6 posted on 12/12/2010 7:34:03 PM PST by camerongood210
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To: John Semmens

What a creep he is. Hey Al, ever heard of the 1st amendment?


7 posted on 12/12/2010 7:34:41 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: John Semmens

I demand an end to racial shakedowns by the justice brothers.


8 posted on 12/12/2010 7:34:57 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: camerongood210
What about when you criticize Rush without just cause, Al? Is that racism, too?

No, for Al, that's just business.
9 posted on 12/12/2010 7:35:39 PM PST by aruanan
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To: John Semmens

The bill of rights is not negotiable.


10 posted on 12/12/2010 7:35:50 PM PST by SENTINEL (Mormonism...from Ezra Taft Benson to Reid and Romney in only one generation.)
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To: MsLady

He’s just upset over a little problem in his life.

snicker!


11 posted on 12/12/2010 7:37:49 PM PST by bannie (Gone to seed.)
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To: John Semmens
When a person like Limbaugh persistently criticizes the President without just cause, that’s racism, and the FCC has the authority to take him off the air.”

Hey, Al. He's not criticizing Barry because he's half black. He's criticizing him because he's all RED.
12 posted on 12/12/2010 7:38:12 PM PST by aruanan
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To: John Semmens
“The air waves belong to the government,” Sharpton maintained.

I try not to call people names or label them. (ok, I know I slip from time to time) but... Do you think Sharpton is just being contrary here? Do you think he knows how utterly stupid, dangerous, and well, fascist he sounds?

Whatever happened to "dissent is patriotic?" Or that little notion called "free speech" in The Bill of Rights?

13 posted on 12/12/2010 7:40:00 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: John Semmens
It's not satire when it actually happens.

And it did.

Swing and a miss, brother.

14 posted on 12/12/2010 7:40:53 PM PST by Lazamataz (Lowering Kristinn's IQ since May 21, 1999)
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To: John Semmens
“The air waves belong to the government,” Sharpton maintained.

IMHO, the airwaves belong to the people, not the government.

15 posted on 12/12/2010 7:41:21 PM PST by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: John Semmens
hey, Al...

16 posted on 12/12/2010 7:41:21 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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Hey Al....

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LOL, satire.....


17 posted on 12/12/2010 7:42:24 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (The Tree of Liberty did not grow from an ACORN!)
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To: John Semmens

“Free speech is not the issue,” Sharpton argued. “Just because we say there’s free speech doesn’t mean you can say whatever you want. There’s got to be limits.”

Here’s the limit Al—yelling fire in a crowded theater and no stretch analogies allowed. Otherwise you can say any damn thing you want.

And the FCC ought to back off worrying about cuss words if they don’t want to drive everyone to satellite radio.


18 posted on 12/12/2010 7:42:35 PM PST by at bay (My father was born with 28 ounces of flesh in 1924 then went on to become Mr. (Glenn) Holland.)
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To: John Semmens

Sharpton is on it!

A man of action.

Expect to see results.


19 posted on 12/12/2010 7:45:40 PM PST by PetroniusMaximus
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To: Jet Jaguar

Far too real to be satire. Soon it will be real if the Commies get their way.


20 posted on 12/12/2010 7:46:02 PM PST by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: John Semmens
When a person like Limbaugh persistently criticizes the President without just cause, that’s racism, and the FCC has the authority to take him off the air.”

And Rush criticizes you, Al, not because you're a bloated fractional black with absurd looking straightened hair, but because you're a fraud (Towanna Brawley) and a self-promoting misery pimp. One could never find a more concise summary of the character and M.O. you and Jesse Jackson share than the Paul Shanklin Justice Brothers commercial Rush plays on EIB.
21 posted on 12/12/2010 7:46:33 PM PST by aruanan
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To: John Semmens

Too bad, though, it’s a semi-satire, because it’s just too real, considering what Al is like.


22 posted on 12/12/2010 7:49:03 PM PST by aruanan
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And Rush criticizes you, Al, not because you're a bloated fractional black with absurd looking straightened hair, but because you're a fraud (Towanna Brawley) and a self-promoting misery pimp

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Spot on Aruanan!

He's a delusional nut-job and a racist of color.

This is all anyone needs to know about the good Reverend.

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We don't owe America anything - America owes us.
     -- Al Sharpton at the State Of The Black World Conference
          (SOBWC) in Atlanta, Dec. 2001.

23 posted on 12/12/2010 7:50:45 PM PST by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: John Semmens

Not unusual for sharpton. He feels the need for some attention and says something stupid to stir up controversy. It’s best to ignore him.


24 posted on 12/12/2010 8:04:42 PM PST by deepthought (Keep working, dumbo needs the money!!)
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To: John Semmens

Limbaugh is bad for Sharpton’s sleezebag race-peddling business.


25 posted on 12/12/2010 8:09:14 PM PST by Soothesayer ("The vile person shall be no more called liberal" Isaiah 32:5-8)
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To: John Semmens

There is no right NOT to be offended, squeaky Al... and drop the Rev. crap... you’er about as reverend as a spit-wad made of dingle-berries, naval-lent and toe-jam together...


26 posted on 12/12/2010 8:13:08 PM PST by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: John Semmens

Got me AGAIN.


27 posted on 12/12/2010 8:15:07 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (0bama thought he'd find "common ground" on 0bamaCare because of ROMNEYCARE!)
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To: John Semmens

Another head shakin’ chuckle John.


28 posted on 12/12/2010 8:22:18 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: bannie

Probably upset that only 2 people listen to his radio show...lol Easy way to get rid of the competition. Or should I say sleazy way to get rid of the competition.


29 posted on 12/12/2010 8:36:47 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: John Semmens

An “illegitimate commentator” is one that doesn’t agree with Sharpton. He’s a freaky little totalitarian...


30 posted on 12/12/2010 8:38:56 PM PST by GOPJ (Sharpton wants Limbaugh off the air- if you don't hate liberals yet, you're not paying attention.)
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To: John Semmens

He is a butt mouth racist instigator who doesn’t recognize the need for truth and fact.
We all need to just simply tell hem that it is he that needs to STFU!!!!!!!!!


31 posted on 12/12/2010 10:59:55 PM PST by oldenuff2no (Rangers lead the way...... Delta, the original European home land security)
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To: John Semmens
Sharpton argued. “Just because we say there’s free speech doesn’t mean you can say whatever you want.

well there goes 99.8% of rap "music"

btw, Sharpton, the air and the waves in it belong to the people, not the government.

32 posted on 12/13/2010 12:55:11 AM PST by blueplum
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To: John Semmens

Ah yes ... “racism.”

The magic word the Left incants like a magic spell to shutdown all criticism and to persuade gullible conservatives to surrender without a fight.


33 posted on 12/13/2010 2:58:16 AM PST by WilliamHouston
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To: John Semmens

Race card salesman gets cranky when sales are down.


34 posted on 12/13/2010 5:29:20 AM PST by Vaduz
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