Skip to comments.FCC should clear Limbaugh from airwaves
Posted on 03/10/2012 5:09:44 PM PST by Lattero
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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Maybe Jane, Robin and Gloria could write something about what Leftist women have been calling Sarah Palin for the last four years, too.
Gobbels would be in FAVOR of silencing opposition and free speech. There you go, fascist.
They are missing a descriptive adjective here. Oh how the Nags can spin. Get your uterus out of my life.
“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.
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
"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."
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).
Take a number.
Guess she stopped straddling enemy tanks for long enough to co-write an article.
Rush should go tell them to Fluke themselves. But use prorection!
Rush should go tell them to Fluke themselves; but use protection!
“Rush should go tell them to Fluke themselves. “
Just as soon as Jane Fonda stands trial as a traitor of the USA...
Never will be able to get that picture of Fonda sitting at an enemy anti-aircraft gun out of my mind.
What the government licenses, the government controls. Radio, marriage.