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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Fonda, Steinem and Morgan are experts at "promoting language that dehumanizes" their "targets."
Case in point: The word "fetus."
femi-nazis oops, feminists, realized that a little word substitution was all that was necessary to hoodwink a large part of the population.
Ergo "killing a baby" (clearly unacceptable to most people) became "terminating a fetus." Not so bad, huh?
What is the correct pronunciation for Fluke? Does it rhyme with kook or duck? I’ve heard it both ways.
For decades the Left's Mau-Mauing, threats, and violence worked flawlessly -- opponents would yield 90+ percent just to get the harassment to stop and the Left moved a notch forward to their goal of seceding from and destroying the Republic.
Americans now have modern talk radio and the Internet to fight back and defend FREEDOM.
The Left no longer has iron control over the media!
This ain't the silenced generation, you Left-wing dummies!
Fonda and Steinem. A couple of crusty, left-wing, tuna tarts that are so ignorant that they fail to see the irony in calling for the government to silence Rush.
They need a reset after the Obama/Bell tapes, interrupted their last distraction, and left one of their own looking like clowns.
I was tuning my FM the other day and I paused to listen in to a couple of morning radio jocks engage in their usual prattle. I could not believe my ears! Here is a sample:
Jock 1: Have you heard about lighting bottle rockets from your zipper?
Jock 2: No. Sounds like something I would think twice about doing.
Jock 1: I could make quite a statement. The only thing I would worry about is blowing up my junk.
Jock 2: What would your girlfriend say about that ? . . .
You can guess the rest of the conversation—it borders on pornography. I say, if this type of conversation goes on with other radio personalities, then to threaten to take Rush off the air for a trivial choice of words is a criminal affront to the First Amendment. The First Amendment has been used to protect pornography. Are we saying that Rush Limbaugh’s speech is worse than pornography?
Now that Zer0 has unleashed the leftist crazies in this country, we are entering an alternate universe where a blind eye is turned to one kind of speech and a microscope is turned to another!
I’m pretty sure that’s the emperor from Star Wars.
On one of his programs, Rush was pronouncing it rhyming with “duck”. That was rich. Bwa ha ha ha ha ha ha! So appropo.
National ASSociation of GALs!!! Just ask Rush... He'll tell ya!!!
AAAAAAAAhhhhhh Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha :We're Fierce! We're Feminists!! And we're not goin shoppin!!!
You can do that much easier getting on a more legitimate discussion board (like FR) ~ your expertise in, for example, Mao Tse Tung, will go to the top of the list and Google.com will make your material available ahead of the Chicom propaganda.
Here's a "quote" ~ Jane Fonda says to Ted Turner "Me love you many time big boy" ~
Greta Van Susteren voted by Forbes as one of the most influencial women in America has more pull than the "has beens" who constructed this piece: Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan and Gloria Steinem
“Fluke” rhymes with “frappe” ~ just like “cr*p”.
CNN: Lying Bastards. Commie News Network. Scum of the earth.
Spawn of Satan. One could go on forever without really insulting them.
O.K. if Rush is taken off the air..so should all of the MSNBC, HBO, ABC, NBC, CBS blah-blah-blahers that ever uttered a derogatory statement.
Blessed silence at last!
Don't fall for the PC by news casters! Even our locals who just a step above interns themselves say what she actually said. It was a riot to watch them all try to be so PC when they really were totally wrong in doing so... Ha Ha Ha!!!
Well, that’s what I mean. When it’s Jane Fonda night at the movies, I won’t attend, but when it’s Jane Fonda night at the gallows, I hope to be there.
Ha! This Rush stuff must really be important, it's raised the dead.
I don’t get it. Libs don’t listen to Rush....they say....so how do they know what he says? How can they be offended when they don’t listen? As for advertisers, they can pull their ads anytime they want. As for Rush’s comments about Ms. Fluke, there was no profanity or vulgar speech, unlike a long, long list of liberal talking heads comments about conservatives. In fact, in the real adult world, Rush’s “opinion” - that’s what he does - was factual and as nicel;y stated as possible.
That old slut did not age well.
You are going to need a lot of patience, FRiend. That line is going to be awfully long.
Q: What do you call a feminist who wants to use government power to force feminism down everyone’s throat?
A: A Femi-nazi.
So, shut up, femi-nazis.
I think that's what finally dawned on some of the advertisers.
The people that were doing the bitching and threatening to boycott were never their customers to begin with.
Haven’t we heard enough from these monotonous vagina monologues? Why didn’t they do the same for the skank, Sarah Bernhard, who said Sarah Palin should be gang-raped?
Rush has never used the term "Femi-Nazi" for "women." He's reserved it only for some, very specific women. I'd say the "women" who wrote this article qualify.
That's not his term for women, that's his term for you wild-eyed baby killers. If ever there was a perfect spokesmouth for feminazis it's you Jane.
So, what are you doing walking around free you murdering communist?
Hanoi Jane aiding and abetting the enemy.
Last week Rush said he was driving the Libs crazy, and this proves it!
In this context it quacks like a duck.
Jane Fonda is a disgrace and a traitor to this country..she talks about hate against women, hey Fonda, why don’t you watch a segment with Bill Maher when he trashes Sarah Palin and her family, then you will see what REAL hate looks like
Ah, the issue has reached skankification phase.
Now let’s discuss the missing title: “Good Disney Bitches”.
Don't tell me to change the channel...it's part of good entertainment shows...there's just no respect or good editing...
The origins of “slut”.
And let's not forget the way the senate demonrats, led by that weasely-thug, Dingy harry reid, tried to intimidate Rush's syndicator, insinuating that stations that carried his show would NOT get their licenses renewed by the FCC!
And the way Rush made it public.
Just more leftist attacks on freedom and liberty. They won't be satisfied until they're in control of a police state and have liquidated (i.e. murdered) all the "undesirables." Mao tried, Stalin tried, Hitler tried, Castro tried, Pot tried; Some more successful than others. I have no doubt there are more leftists waiting in the wings to take their stab at it.
‘I Want to See the Hard Core communist/socialist agenda Crushed. I want to see their political philosophy dead and discredited. I want to see those enamored of it eradicated from the media, from politics, from academic positions, from any position of power. I want to see the adherents of that dead and discredited idea in charge of nothing beyond a gandy stick and acknowledged for what they are.
(CNN would not post the village idiots part so I used instead)
intellectually challenged resident of a small community
Sluts defending a slut. What a moral quandary.
And these are just 2 reasons the left hates Rush.
From the Berkly free speech movement to banning “hate speech”, actually speech with which they have ideological differences. Way to go, Jane. Where is your little red book??
“Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan and Gloria Steinem”
Ah, Robin Morgan. The feminist poet who claims she couldn’t pursue her first love of being a doctor because the “Male Supremacist” society in the U.S. wouldn’t let her.