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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Obama’s bringing out the big guns now. Hehe.
Just why won’t these anti-Free-America, traitorous, dried-up hags go away? Does anyone...I mean ANYone really care that they are able to mouth words? These cultural and intellectual has beens are completely irrelevent degenerates.
Worry: feminists are using Rush’s word choice to kill free speech.
Jane Fonda? That cannot be that same piece of trash as Hanoi Jane can it? Nobody would hire, associate with or publish anything from that traitor, would they?
Rush should go tell them to Fluke themselves; but use protection!
I clear Fonda, Morgan and Steinem from my colon every morning.
As I always tell myself in situations like this: “Post in haste, repent at leisure.”
Now, where did I put my “senior moments” discount card?
It's only been 9 days! BWAHAHAHHA!
Just before I first moved to Texas in 1988, Jane Fonda was shooting a film in Waterbury, CT. I had joined some Vietnam Vets chanting “Jane Fonda, Jane Fonda, commie-traitor-bitch”.
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.