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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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To: Lattero

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.


121 posted on 03/10/2012 8:33:20 PM PST by driftless2
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To: lurk
First, we check your belief system. Then we decide if you get free speech. The collectivists are feeling feisty these days.

Feisty and creepy. Orwell had their number ...

122 posted on 03/10/2012 8:34:15 PM PST by GOPJ (Democrat-Media Complex - buried stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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To: M Kehoe

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


123 posted on 03/10/2012 8:35:00 PM PST by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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To: lurk

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?


124 posted on 03/10/2012 8:35:54 PM PST by GOPJ (Democrat-Media Complex - buried stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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To: Lattero
"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."

Have you have respected our troops after you big show at Hanoi? I DONT THINK SO YOUR WORTHLESS BROAD!!.

125 posted on 03/10/2012 8:56:16 PM PST by greatdefender (If You Want Peace.....Prepare For War)
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To: Lattero

So says CNN News, a COMMERCIAL network that has Bill Marher on for political commentary.

Jane, you ignorant slut.


126 posted on 03/10/2012 9:14:47 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: Lattero
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.

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.

127 posted on 03/10/2012 9:21:28 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: Lattero

I believe realistically that RUSH has 10 times MORE LISTENERS than CNN has viewers.


128 posted on 03/10/2012 9:22:19 PM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: jra

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.


129 posted on 03/10/2012 9:22:37 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: Talisker

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.


130 posted on 03/10/2012 9:35:51 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: GBA

Rule #1 - Communists lie. Always.


131 posted on 03/10/2012 9:39:25 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: raccoonnookkeeper

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.


132 posted on 03/10/2012 9:50:18 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: Carthego delenda est

Thanks!


133 posted on 03/11/2012 10:01:59 AM PDT by carriage_hill
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To: Fast Moving Angel

Agreed.


134 posted on 03/11/2012 10:02:45 AM PDT by carriage_hill
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To: MissMagnolia

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.


135 posted on 03/11/2012 10:06:21 AM PDT by carriage_hill
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

What I think about those 2 femi-nazis, isn’t printable, j. So I’ll refrain from it.


136 posted on 03/11/2012 10:10:43 AM PDT by carriage_hill
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To: P.O.E.

LOL! I miss that!


137 posted on 03/11/2012 10:12:05 AM PDT by carriage_hill
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To: 50sDad

Goebbels would be in “femi-nazi heaven” today, in this PC-poisoned society’s atmosphere, wouldn’t he?


138 posted on 03/11/2012 10:13:53 AM PDT by carriage_hill
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To: Texas Fossil

Thank you, TF!


139 posted on 03/11/2012 10:14:48 AM PDT by carriage_hill
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To: jonrick46

Glad I didn’t hear that, too. I’d be very tempted to call-in about the comparison, if they took calls.


140 posted on 03/11/2012 10:16:56 AM PDT by carriage_hill
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