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Little people call for FCC to ban ‘midget’
AP ^ | July 5, 2009

Posted on 07/05/2009 11:53:52 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement

NEW YORK - Little people are calling on the Federal Communications Commission to ban the use of the word "midget" on broadcast TV.

The group Little People of America said Sunday the word is just as offensive as racial slurs.

(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: bhofcc; fcc; hypersensitivity; language; midget; midgets; minisirloinburgers; pc; slur
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1 posted on 07/05/2009 11:53:52 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Little people are calling on the Federal Communications Commission to ban the use of the word "midget" on broadcast TV.

Ah, just what we need: censorship.

2 posted on 07/05/2009 11:56:02 AM PDT by FoxInSocks (B. Hussein Obama: Central Planning Czar)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Rich Little was originally Rich Midget. /sarc.
3 posted on 07/05/2009 11:56:13 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09".... um, what happened?)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

OMG! Lets ban everything on God’s green earth that is offensive to everyone, and soon we will all be banned. People need to grow a spine.....”sticks and stones”


4 posted on 07/05/2009 11:56:22 AM PDT by lula ( If con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of progress?)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Short people have... no reason...


5 posted on 07/05/2009 11:56:42 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
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To: FoxInSocks

So, we should be able to use the “N” word anytime we wish?


6 posted on 07/05/2009 11:57:10 AM PDT by devane617 (Republicans first strategy should be taking over the MSM. Without it we are doomed.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

‘Little people’ has too many syllables. How bout’ “dwarf” or “munchkins”?


7 posted on 07/05/2009 11:58:24 AM PDT by max americana
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Will these cars have to change their name?
8 posted on 07/05/2009 11:58:36 AM PDT by sticker
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Little people wrestling just doesn’t sound right. Vertically challenged wrestling? They Might Not Be Giants wrestling?


9 posted on 07/05/2009 11:58:36 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd: ON)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NvgLkuEtkA

“Short people.”


10 posted on 07/05/2009 11:59:23 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Would the word “dwarfs” be OK? Walt Disney has seven of them and people loved them.


11 posted on 07/05/2009 11:59:50 AM PDT by 353FMG (Death is Life without Freedom.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Little people call for FCC to ban ‘midget’

If Barry doesn't destroy this country....political correctness will....

12 posted on 07/05/2009 12:00:12 PM PDT by Niteflyr ("Just because something is free doesn't mean it's good for you".)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Self-ping.


13 posted on 07/05/2009 12:00:16 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: devane617

I worked with a guy that had a coon dog named Walter.


14 posted on 07/05/2009 12:01:49 PM PDT by klute
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Once again, South Park is light years ahead of everyone on social commentary.


15 posted on 07/05/2009 12:03:26 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: devane617

Yes, we should. Banning words doesn’t solve an issue, it just obfuscates the discussion.


16 posted on 07/05/2009 12:03:31 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs (It takes a viking to raze a village!)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
If the FCC bans midgets, what becomes of zero's excuse for "the bow"?


17 posted on 07/05/2009 12:04:42 PM PDT by 50mm (I'm not arrogant! I am better than you!)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
"Bridget The Little Person" won't fit on the sign at the strip joint.


18 posted on 07/05/2009 12:05:07 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Small-minded, imo.


19 posted on 07/05/2009 12:05:14 PM PDT by spald
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
What will become of my favorite pickles?


20 posted on 07/05/2009 12:06:51 PM PDT by 50mm (I'm not arrogant! I am better than you!)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

How many midgets do you know?

Right.


21 posted on 07/05/2009 12:06:55 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (...and never forget that!)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

22 posted on 07/05/2009 12:07:53 PM PDT by DogBarkTree (Support The American Tea Party)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Those little midgets can simply stop watching TV. I’ve heard the word “Christian” used far more in Hollywierd as a derogatory term than “midget”.


23 posted on 07/05/2009 12:08:54 PM PDT by CodeToad (If it weren't for physics and law enforcement I'd be unstoppable!)
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To: LongElegantLegs

Just like all the iterations that “African-Americans” and “liberals” have gone through, each formerly acceptable term came to be understood to mean the culture or belief system that it referred to, and was then considered offensive, and those in that group asked to be called something else.


24 posted on 07/05/2009 12:11:22 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: DogBarkTree

“Nobody tosses a dwarf!”


25 posted on 07/05/2009 12:12:10 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: CodeToad
Cartman Laughs At A Midget
26 posted on 07/05/2009 12:13:52 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

I just knew this was going to come back up when the fake prostitutes killed the wrestling midgets the other day.


27 posted on 07/05/2009 12:15:17 PM PDT by John W
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To: MrB

Exactly right...They can’t control people’s thoughts, so they try to reduce their capacity for those thoughts by restricting language.


28 posted on 07/05/2009 12:18:50 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs (It takes a viking to raze a village!)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan; dighton; Ezekial; martin_fierro
Some midgets are having a really hard time in Mexico.
29 posted on 07/05/2009 12:18:50 PM PDT by aculeus
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Hey, I’m Scandanavian. I object to the word “square” not to mention “squarehead.”


30 posted on 07/05/2009 12:18:55 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

My first thought was that the “Little People of America” need to grow up.

With the passage of time, any appellation they choose for themselves will become frayed and tattered through less than flattering usage. Soon enough they will find “little people” is also “offensive.”

Dignity comes from the person, not what the person is called by others.


31 posted on 07/05/2009 12:19:44 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats, the party of evil. Republicans, the party of stupid.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
What will become of my three favorite 'rat midgets?


32 posted on 07/05/2009 12:22:36 PM PDT by 50mm (I'm not arrogant! I am better than you!)
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To: devane617
So, we should be able to use the “N” word anytime we wish?

The government shouldn't be in the business of deciding what's in good taste. I'm certain you can find instances of the "N-word" being broadcast daily -- it's not "banned."

33 posted on 07/05/2009 12:26:40 PM PDT by FoxInSocks (B. Hussein Obama: Central Planning Czar)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
They're a bit short-tempered.


34 posted on 07/05/2009 12:27:42 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

What! No more THE TERROR OF TINY TOWN!
Will FREAKS be banned again?

Styme can’t call two short robbers disguised as babys “They is Fidgets” on OUR GANG!

No more watching Russ Davis at Ringside with midget wrestlers! Where will it all end!


35 posted on 07/05/2009 12:28:10 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (A modern liberal is someone who doesn't care what you do so long as it is compulsory.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Defund the FCC. Time to start over.


36 posted on 07/05/2009 12:31:50 PM PDT by mysterio
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To: devane617
Yes .......... why not, they do all the time. I'm a strong believer in the equal use of the English language.

Lets suppose for a moment that the use of the letter "N" offends them because of what it implies. Are you going to delete the letter "N" from the alphabet? It's all absurd sensitivity crap.

Lets get back to the good old slamming each other ........ it's more fun. :O)

37 posted on 07/05/2009 12:35:15 PM PDT by Old Badger (After this sorry election, boy do opportunities abound!)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

With the new FCC makeup, “midget” will get banned but m***f** will be permitted.


38 posted on 07/05/2009 12:36:53 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: Old Badger

HOP over the wire HOP over the other wire...Everybody say MIDget

39 posted on 07/05/2009 12:38:45 PM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: devane617
As a matter of fact you should. If you have ever spent any time among a group of black people, particularly those of a lower socioeconomic level, you would find that blacks use it all the time. As a matter of fact, the only time a black person takes offense to that word is when it is used by a white person.

You have the right to free speech in this country. Just because that speech may be offensive to one, some or all, it should not be censored.

This censorship of words has become out of hand. The more words that are censored the more difficult it is for society to come to grips with its’ differences.

40 posted on 07/05/2009 12:40:13 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

An idea from a midget intellect.


41 posted on 07/05/2009 12:48:39 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (The Golden Goose doesn't exist that Marxists can't kill.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Little People Wrestling doesn't sound right...

tard midget rasslin'

42 posted on 07/05/2009 12:49:06 PM PDT by JRios1968 (The real first rule of Fight Club: don't invite Chuck Norris...EVER)
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43 posted on 07/05/2009 12:53:23 PM PDT by grjr21
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To: devane617

Yep. It’s just a word. I,for one am sick of everyone wanting to ban everything. Words, flags, God, and now “midget”? Where does it stop?


44 posted on 07/05/2009 12:53:56 PM PDT by Quickgun
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Gives new meaning to mental midgets.


45 posted on 07/05/2009 12:54:20 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Technically they are not midgets. They are dwarves.

HGH treatment has mostly wipped out midgets.

46 posted on 07/05/2009 12:57:10 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (I miss the competent fiscal policy and flag waving patriotism of the Carter Administration)
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To: CodeToad

That’s right. and what if I’m called a “honky”? Maybe I should consider “bustin a cap”?
And I like that tagline!


47 posted on 07/05/2009 12:58:32 PM PDT by Quickgun
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

But then we wouldn’t have headlines like this one: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2284849/posts


48 posted on 07/05/2009 1:11:13 PM PDT by BenLurkin ("A new Dark Ages made all the more terrible and prolonged by the sinister powers of science.")
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To: devane617
So, we should be able to use the “N” word anytime we wish?

In a word, yes.

You should also be prepared to accept the consequences, if you do; not the same as banning.

Choosing not to use a particular lexicon and being forbidden to is the difference between Free Speech, and government controlled speech.

Only one day after Independence Day, and already the calls for censorship start showing up.

SHAME!

49 posted on 07/05/2009 2:49:19 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The mob got President Barabbas; America got shafted)
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To: devane617
So, we should be able to use the “N” word anytime we wish?

I don't understand. Can you spell it out for me?

50 posted on 07/05/2009 3:50:13 PM PDT by Eaker (The Two Loudest Sounds in the World.....Bang When it should have been Click and the Reverse.)
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