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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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...
This situation has gone from hilarious, to outrageously funny to absurd.
Nice job letting Fonda and Steinem pimp themselves out for you, CNN.
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.
First, we check your belief system.
Then we decide if you get free speech.
The collectivists are feeling feisty these days.
I'll just take the moral high ground and quote that old saying, "the truth hurts."
Welcome to FReeRepublic!!!!
Fonda, Morgan and Steinam are such advocates for free speech and dissent...
Jump on in ..... the water is warm & getting hotter!
You'll have to stand in line...
Hang Jane Fonda for treason then get back to me on Limbaugh’s crimes.
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.
Horse hockey! Go, Rush!!
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.
The harpy brigade has spoken. Yawn.
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