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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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.
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