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FCC should clear Limbaugh from airwaves
CNN ^ | 03/10/2012 | Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan and Gloria Steinem

Posted on 03/10/2012 5:09:44 PM PST by Lattero

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These are just a few samples from the arsenal of degrading language Limbaugh deploys on women, people of color, lesbians and gays, immigrants, the disabled, the elderly, Muslims, Jews, veterans, environmentalists and so forth.

Limbaugh doesn't just call people names. He promotes language that deliberately dehumanizes his targets. Like the sophisticated propagandist Josef Goebbels, he creates rhetorical frames -- and the bigger the lie the more effective -- inciting listeners to view people they disagree with as sub-humans. His longtime favorite term for women, "femi-nazi," doesn't even raise eyebrows anymore, an example of how rhetoric spreads when unchallenged by coarsened cultural norms.

At least this most recent incident has turned a spotlight back on the vile, damaging statements Limbaugh has been promulgating for years. His sponsors are dropping him; his stations have begun to follow suit. VoteVets, a coalition of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, released a statement by female vets, including Katherine Scheirman, former chief of medical operations in the U.S. Air Forces, demanding that the American Forces Network drop Limbaugh from its programming.

They state, "Our entire military depends on troops respecting each other -- women and men. There simply can be no place on military airwaves for sentiments that would undermine that respect."

That makes this a fitting time to inquire of his syndicator, Clear Channel Communications, whether it intends to continue supporting someone who addicts his audience to regular doses of hate speech. Clear Channel's Premiere Radio Networks Inc., which hosts Limbaugh's program, has defended his recent comments.

If Clear Channel won't clean up its airways, then surely it's time for the public to ask the FCC a basic question: Are the stations carrying Limbaugh's show in fact using their licenses "in the public interest?"s program, has defended his recent comments.

If Clear Channel won

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Ironic that these women compare Rush to Joseph Goebbels and object to the term "femi-nazi", yet in the very same article they attribute quotes of dubious origin to Rush and suggest that he be banned from the airwaves.
1 posted on 03/10/2012 5:09:51 PM PST by Lattero
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To: Lattero

So MUCH I’d like to say, but I won’t. I won’t, I won’t, I won’t say it. Someone with *tenure* here, will...


2 posted on 03/10/2012 5:12:26 PM PST by carriage_hill
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To: Lattero

This situation has gone from hilarious, to outrageously funny to absurd.

GO RUSH!


3 posted on 03/10/2012 5:14:02 PM PST by upchuck (Where others hold a window into the world, nobama holds a mirror. h/t - Don Surber)
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To: Lattero

Nice job letting Fonda and Steinem pimp themselves out for you, CNN.

Nice.


4 posted on 03/10/2012 5:14:23 PM PST by jra
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To: Lattero
This isn't political. While we disagree with Limbaugh's politics, what's at stake is the fallout of a society tolerating toxic, hate-inciting speech.

Sentence 1 is a bald-faced lie. As for the rest, the toxic, hate-inciting speech comes almost exclusively from the LEFT & Obama deliberately stokes the flames. Breathtaking hypocrisy .... or perhaps dementia .... I'm kinda' thinking it's the latter.

5 posted on 03/10/2012 5:15:16 PM PST by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Lattero

First, we check your belief system.

Then we decide if you get free speech.

The collectivists are feeling feisty these days.


6 posted on 03/10/2012 5:15:56 PM PST by lurk
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To: carriage_hill
femi-nazi

I'll just take the moral high ground and quote that old saying, "the truth hurts."

7 posted on 03/10/2012 5:15:56 PM PST by Fast Moving Angel (Newt's not a perfect candidate but Jesus isn't running this year. - shoff)
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To: MissMagnolia

Absolute crap.


8 posted on 03/10/2012 5:15:56 PM PST by JmyBryan
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To: carriage_hill

Welcome to FReeRepublic!!!!


9 posted on 03/10/2012 5:16:17 PM PST by Carthego delenda est
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To: Lattero

Fonda, Morgan and Steinam are such advocates for free speech and dissent...


10 posted on 03/10/2012 5:16:21 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: carriage_hill

Jump on in ..... the water is warm & getting hotter!


11 posted on 03/10/2012 5:16:27 PM PST by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Lattero
Prayer: Lord, let me outlive Hanoi Jane so that I may piss on her grave before I die, amen.

5.56mm

12 posted on 03/10/2012 5:17:03 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: Lattero
First of all, Rush does not broadcast himself, the FCC would have to go after all of the stations that carry Rush's program,THEY are the ones licensed by the FCC.

Then, it would be a long drawn-out hearing, and Rush fans would inundate the stations and the FCC if they tried this.

Finally, Rush would just move over to some medium like satellite radio, WHERE HE COULD SAY WHATEVER HE PLEASES, and the sales of satellite radio equipment would go out of sight.

With, America's biggest traitor, Jane Fonda, and Gloria Steinum doing the bitching here, I'm not too worried about it.

Chill girls...Rush apologized...Maher didn't, go after him...
13 posted on 03/10/2012 5:18:40 PM PST by FrankR
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To: M Kehoe
Prayer: Lord, let me outlive Hanoi Jane so that I may piss on her grave before I die, amen.

You'll have to stand in line...

14 posted on 03/10/2012 5:19:00 PM PST by okie01 (/i>On Parade)
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To: Lattero

Hang Jane Fonda for treason then get back to me on Limbaugh’s crimes.


15 posted on 03/10/2012 5:19:06 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Lattero

I hear old Hanoi has said in print and on air that sex after 70 is great.

Ain’t that just way too much information to think about?

Then again, old Gloria was worried for a long time that she’d be a bag lady by the end of any given month. Makes a person wonder why.

Morgan? I didn’t know she was still alive. I should say I’m glad to hear it. I really should say that.


16 posted on 03/10/2012 5:19:15 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Lattero
"Jane you ignorant slut"


17 posted on 03/10/2012 5:19:41 PM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Lattero

Horse hockey! Go, Rush!!


18 posted on 03/10/2012 5:20:20 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is not just brewing, rebellion is here!!)
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To: carriage_hill

Jane Fonda should still have her aged communist a$$ in prison for the treason she committed during the 1960’s.

Robin Morgan.....I never heard of this leftie loon.

Gloria Steinheim......how old is this crackpot? 98?
And how much mileage can one crazy broad get from spouting left-wing talking points and lies for over a half-century?

I bet none of these bat shi* crazy crones every heard two minutes of Rush’s show since he first hit the airwaves.


19 posted on 03/10/2012 5:20:48 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (I'm NOT smitten' with Mittens)
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To: Lattero

The harpy brigade has spoken. Yawn.


20 posted on 03/10/2012 5:21:11 PM PST by mkmensinger
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To: Lattero
FCC should clear Limbaugh from airwaves
CNN ^ | 03/10/2012 | Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan and Gloria Steinem

Maybe Jane, Robin and Gloria could write something about what Leftist women have been calling Sarah Palin for the last four years, too.

21 posted on 03/10/2012 5:21:34 PM PST by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: carriage_hill

Gobbels would be in FAVOR of silencing opposition and free speech. There you go, fascist.


22 posted on 03/10/2012 5:21:45 PM PST by 50sDad (A Liberal prevents me from telling you anything here.)
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To: P.O.E.
Correct image....


23 posted on 03/10/2012 5:22:00 PM PST by moehoward
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To: Lattero
His longtime favorite term for ________-_______ women, "femi-nazi," doesn't even raise eyebrows anymore,

They are missing a descriptive adjective here. Oh how the Nags can spin. Get your uterus out of my life.

24 posted on 03/10/2012 5:22:15 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: carriage_hill

Welcome indeed.


25 posted on 03/10/2012 5:22:31 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Lattero

“His longtime favorite term for women, “femi-nazi,””....Not for ALL women, just certain ones. The arrogance here is the claim to speak for all women and to assume a falsely superior air in judging Rush’s speech. Rush has always been an in-your-face kind of guy, and what they are really complaining about is that he doesn’t obsequiously bow in their direction.


26 posted on 03/10/2012 5:22:31 PM PST by Tom Bombadil
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To: Lattero

Outrageous that it is it actually can be flipped in our favor because it will wake up and piss off millions of conservatives..,at a very bad time for them...could revitalize the Tea Party through a strong backlash and we highly outnumber them GREATLY....harness it like a slingshot to our benefit


27 posted on 03/10/2012 5:22:48 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (I do not disrupt Newt threads. I do not naysay or troll there. Respect my Santorum threads, please.)
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To: Lattero
FROM ONE OF THE WRITERS, ROBIN MORGAN:

"I feel that 'man-hating' is an honourable and viable political act, that the oppressed have a right to class-hatred against the class that is oppressing them."

"I haven't the faintest notion what possible revolutionary role white hetero-sexual men could fulfill, since they are the very embodiment of reactionary-vested-interest-power. But then, I have great difficulty examining what men in general could possibly do about all this. In addition to doing the sh*twork that women have been doing for generations, possibly not exist? No, I really don't mean that. Yes, I really do."

28 posted on 03/10/2012 5:23:03 PM PST by DNA.2012
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To: M Kehoe

bump #12


29 posted on 03/10/2012 5:23:24 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Mears

bfl


30 posted on 03/10/2012 5:23:32 PM PST by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: Lattero

Aren’t those old witches dead yet?

I can say that because I am a 65-year-old witch.

I was sure they were dead. Maybe they just look like it.

Obama sure knew where to dig them up. I would love to see all his lists - his enemies list, his old liberal witches list, his young liberal witches list, all the lists he pulls from for his various unpresidential attacks on American citizens (and on the Constitution).


31 posted on 03/10/2012 5:24:56 PM PST by SusaninOhio
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To: M Kehoe

Take a number.


32 posted on 03/10/2012 5:25:03 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: M Kehoe

Guess she stopped straddling enemy tanks for long enough to co-write an article.


33 posted on 03/10/2012 5:25:35 PM PST by DNA.2012
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To: Lattero

Rush should go tell them to Fluke themselves. But use prorection!


34 posted on 03/10/2012 5:25:52 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Lattero

Rush should go tell them to Fluke themselves; but use protection!


35 posted on 03/10/2012 5:26:40 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Lattero
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36 posted on 03/10/2012 5:26:48 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: A CA Guy

“Rush should go tell them to Fluke themselves. “

Very funny.


37 posted on 03/10/2012 5:27:12 PM PST by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: Lattero

Just as soon as Jane Fonda stands trial as a traitor of the USA...


38 posted on 03/10/2012 5:27:20 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Beware the Sweater Vest)
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To: Lattero

Never will be able to get that picture of Fonda sitting at an enemy anti-aircraft gun out of my mind.


39 posted on 03/10/2012 5:28:09 PM PST by Retired Chemist
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Are the stations carrying Limbaugh's show in fact using their licenses "in the public interest?

What the government licenses, the government controls. Radio, marriage.

40 posted on 03/10/2012 5:28:12 PM PST by DNA.2012
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To: Lattero

Obama’s bringing out the big guns now. Hehe.


41 posted on 03/10/2012 5:28:27 PM PST by reagandemocrat
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Just why won’t these anti-Free-America, traitorous, dried-up hags go away? Does anyone...I mean ANYone really care that they are able to mouth words? These cultural and intellectual has beens are completely irrelevent degenerates.


42 posted on 03/10/2012 5:29:52 PM PST by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: FrankR

Worry: feminists are using Rush’s word choice to kill free speech.


43 posted on 03/10/2012 5:29:52 PM PST by DNA.2012
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To: Lattero

Jane Fonda? That cannot be that same piece of trash as Hanoi Jane can it? Nobody would hire, associate with or publish anything from that traitor, would they?


44 posted on 03/10/2012 5:29:57 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Lattero

Rush should go tell them to Fluke themselves; but use protection!


45 posted on 03/10/2012 5:35:21 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Lattero

I clear Fonda, Morgan and Steinem from my colon every morning.


46 posted on 03/10/2012 5:35:42 PM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: moehoward

As I always tell myself in situations like this: “Post in haste, repent at leisure.”

Now, where did I put my “senior moments” discount card?


47 posted on 03/10/2012 5:35:55 PM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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Silly women, they just haven't figured out that this is over. Rush won. His advertizers are already regretting their hasty decisions and

It's only been 9 days! BWAHAHAHHA!

48 posted on 03/10/2012 5:36:40 PM PST by CAluvdubya
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Just before I first moved to Texas in 1988, Jane Fonda was shooting a film in Waterbury, CT. I had joined some Vietnam Vets chanting “Jane Fonda, Jane Fonda, commie-traitor-bitch”.


49 posted on 03/10/2012 5:37:21 PM PST by Fred Hayek (FUBO, the No Talent Pop Star pResident.)
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To: Lattero

50 posted on 03/10/2012 5:38:34 PM PST by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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