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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Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan and Gloria Steinem are setting National Policy now?
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
Seriously, I wouldn't be shocked if this was an elaborate hoax.
"I am Woman, Hear me Beg!"
Jane Fonda is a traitor. Nuff said.
There is no way any reputable company would seek him out to advertise on his program, yet many do and many, many more would like to.
No politician would have anything to do with him, yet he's taken calls from Presidents on his program and been a guest in the White House when that used to mean something.
I hope the feminazis keep pushing and pushing. Rush is a known quantity. His audience is loyal and doesn't appreciate his being slandered. It's only a matter of time before the backlash begins and the feminazis will have earned it.
The contempt I have for these ungrateful pieces of garbage is beyong description........especially Fonda......what a tramp
Never have the words, "What has been seen can never be unseen!" struck more terror into the hearts of men!
Post in haste, repent at leisure.
I will have to remember that one. Very good!
According to the Democrats sacred FAIRNESS DOCTRINE, the lowest common denominator determines the basic ethical, and moral standard for online manners on radio, TV and other forms of public speech.
Hence, from stage left, let all of us reconcile all public speech to the standards set by Howard Stern, John Stewart, and Bill Maher.
On that basis Rushs comments not only were accurate, but well above the public speech standard set by Stern, Stewart and Maher.
BTW, what is Fair about that?
I need to protest here, cuz Alinsky has got a bum rap. His famous work has been merely hijacked by the incompetent. I am in the process of finally reading his entire book, and he has many memorable quotes. the one that applies here is priceless...
"We are not here concerned with people who profess the democratic faith but yearn for the dark security of dependency where they can be spared the burden of decisions [and consequences.] Reluctant to grow up, or incapable of doing so, they want to remain children and be cared for by others. Those who can should be encouraged to grow; for the others, the fault lies not in the system, but in themselves."
How this perfectly applies to the mindless, clueless OWS crowd and their supporters, as well as shabbily worn remnants of the 60s, is nothing short of the ultimate irony.
Rush should’ve reserved “slut” and “prostitute” for these people No decent man would ever want them
As well as “traitors” “unpatriotic” “elitist hypocrites” “sexists” and “quota queens”
You forgot skank
Just for dessert, I'll throw in Gloria Allred who is 71 and who also is piping up in praise of Ms. Fluke.
It takes sluts to know one.
When they deal with their own (and herself in Fonda’s case) then we can talk.
I always love it when people who are in media and make their living using free speech/press begin warning us of the dangers of such things and suggest there should be limits on speech/press.
I’m a newbee and I think this is vintage leftyism running amok as it usually does. Someone should get zotted for saying that?
People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones, and the filth of the left is legion. They shouldn’t have brought this up if they knew what was good for them, but since they have it is fair game for both Santorum and Gingrich.
There are some who need to be cleared from the planet...
No surprise here. When wacko libs hear speech they don’t like, they don’t want to debate it, they want to suppress it. Steinem, Fonda etal... fascists doing their thing.
Feisty and creepy. Orwell had their number ...
To piss on Hanoi Jane’s grave?...you know how long that line will be? Bring a lawn chair and sleeping bag ...it will be an over nighter
Is it true these three women are going on Bill Maher’s show to get the word out? I don’t remember hearing from any of the when Sarah Palin was called a c*nt... wonder if there’s a double standard?
Have you have respected our troops after you big show at Hanoi? I DONT THINK SO YOUR WORTHLESS BROAD!!.
So says CNN News, a COMMERCIAL network that has Bill Marher on for political commentary.
Jane, you ignorant slut.
Feminazis does not refer to ALL women or even all of those who expect equal treatment in society.
It refers to the rabid sort who railed against workplace sexual harassment for decades and then gave President Bill Clinton a pass even on rape charges because he supported abortion.
They do not seek to protect and better women's lives. They seek leftwing power by walking on womens' back.
I believe realistically that RUSH has 10 times MORE LISTENERS than CNN has viewers.
Jane Fonda is an admitted globalist COMMUNIST.
Saying she “disagrees” with Rush’s politics is an understatement. She disagrees with our Constitution and form of government altogether.
Odd thing is, the liberal establishment was calling Hillary Clinton a b**** in 2008 as well, when she challenged Obama’s ascendancy.
That all went down the memory hole when Hillary negotiated a place in Barack’s cabinet (change that looks a whole lot like the return of the Clinton administration).
The focus of liberal misogyny then was redirected to Sarah Palin, a Christian, a breeder, and a conservative.
Lynching of an effigy of Sarah in California was reported as a “Halloween decoration”, not a violent misogynist display of political hate.
Rule #1 - Communists lie. Always.
This whole issue is just a media/DNC coordinate distraction.
The “testimony” was not. It was a Pelosi delivered press conference tape made to appear as a Congressional appearance.
No swearing in.
George Stephanopolous and Diane Sawyer made a bet regarding whether George could trip up the GOP candidates at the televised debate.
There was no Republican plan to outlaw birth control or limit its access. Use of birth control at Georgetown will not result in an expulsion. But the school should not be REQUIRED to pay for it, let alone at 100%.
Ms. Fluke was a California LBGT activist who deliberately selected Georgetown to challenge the Catholic university’s birth control stance.
If it is uncovered that Ms. Fluke IS a lesbian and/or attended last year’s Georgetown Slut Walk protest, the DNC AND the National Socialist media is going to have a lot of mud on their faces (just as they did when they forged National Guard memos in an attempt to unseat Bush in 2004).
College kids who get their news from The Daily Show and Rolling Stone are never going to learn the TRUTH of any of this.
CBS Viacom’s MTV network ran bogus reports in 2004 that Bush was bringing back the draft even though the only legislation to do so was authored and sponsored in the House and Senate by DEMOCRATS.
The Rats need an issue to rally the marginally “aware” youth vote even if it is based entirely on a pack of lies.
Newt was right in the GOP debate to push back at George asking him where were the questions from the media about the extremism of Obama’s position on abortion, prohibiting the protection of a baby the is delivered live outside of the womb and left to die gasping for air for hours in a medical “closet”. Obama’s position on abortion isn’t about “a woman’s body”, it’s about the right to kill a baby, regardless.
Just got back on (3/11, 1pm est) - still working on a darned router problem - and I have to catch-up on all these threads.
What I think about those 2 femi-nazis, isn’t printable, j. So I’ll refrain from it.
LOL! I miss that!
Goebbels would be in “femi-nazi heaven” today, in this PC-poisoned society’s atmosphere, wouldn’t he?
Thank you, TF!
Glad I didn’t hear that, too. I’d be very tempted to call-in about the comparison, if they took calls.
The smell of a skunk lingers a long time, doesn’t it?
People here got zotted?
I just got back on - persistent router problems, but fixed until a new Linksys unit arrives - and am working my way thru replies etc. I’ll catch-up to everything soon, I hope...
Not all that sure that tenure gets you a break, so I won’t say anything either, except that I despise these women with every fibre of my being.
Never have they uttered a word to defend a conservative woman from the slurs of leftists comics and commentators.
“...they are the very embodiment of reactionary-vested-interest-power...”
WTH does that mean? I’ve been re-reading it for 2+mins and can’t figure it out
“Jane you ignorant slut”
Now THAT’S the right pic! I was laughing so hard just reading that phrase, after so many years, I forgot who said it on SNL.
YUK! There goes my lunch. Gaaaawd, what an ugly hag!
I overlook some of the clueless leftists in Hollywood because they have no brains.
But I will NEVER forgive Jane Fonda, see any of her movies, buy any product she touts or pay attention to any word she says. She should be getting out of prison in a few years in a righteous world. She was responsible for much of the contempt shown our returning heroes and maybe not a few deaths.
She should be ashamed to open her mouth again.
Rush bashes Jews....are u kidding?
no one really openly bashes Jewish anything in the US except maybe some Mosque in Dearborn, the rare as a Unicorn Neo-Nazi/Klan rally or most commonly....Black militants...now they do openly and get away with it
but I’ve never heard it from Rush and I hear 70% of his airtime
Mark Levin is very Jewish and is a running buddy...I seriously doubt Rush would want to bash Mark’s heritage...now Mark bashes lefty Jews...a lot...with tonal emphasis
anyone else here herd him bash anything Jewish
only folks who really bash anything Jewish are Jewish...in America anyhow...bashing Jews here is really forbidden...it’s whispered from both ends of the political spectrum...like when folks look behind them when saying something negative about black folks but it’s not in the open much
LOL! Hadn’t seen that one before; you make it? Good job!