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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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Ironic that these women compare Rush to Joseph Goebbels and object to the term "femi-nazi", yet in the very same article they attribute quotes of dubious origin to Rush and suggest that he be banned from the airwaves.
1 posted on 03/10/2012 5:09:51 PM PST by Lattero
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To: Lattero

So MUCH I’d like to say, but I won’t. I won’t, I won’t, I won’t say it. Someone with *tenure* here, will...


2 posted on 03/10/2012 5:12:26 PM PST by carriage_hill
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To: Lattero

This situation has gone from hilarious, to outrageously funny to absurd.

GO RUSH!


3 posted on 03/10/2012 5:14:02 PM PST by upchuck (Where others hold a window into the world, nobama holds a mirror. h/t - Don Surber)
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To: Lattero

Nice job letting Fonda and Steinem pimp themselves out for you, CNN.

Nice.


4 posted on 03/10/2012 5:14:23 PM PST by jra
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To: Lattero
This isn't political. While we disagree with Limbaugh's politics, what's at stake is the fallout of a society tolerating toxic, hate-inciting speech.

Sentence 1 is a bald-faced lie. As for the rest, the toxic, hate-inciting speech comes almost exclusively from the LEFT & Obama deliberately stokes the flames. Breathtaking hypocrisy .... or perhaps dementia .... I'm kinda' thinking it's the latter.

5 posted on 03/10/2012 5:15:16 PM PST by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Lattero

First, we check your belief system.

Then we decide if you get free speech.

The collectivists are feeling feisty these days.


6 posted on 03/10/2012 5:15:56 PM PST by lurk
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To: carriage_hill
femi-nazi

I'll just take the moral high ground and quote that old saying, "the truth hurts."

7 posted on 03/10/2012 5:15:56 PM PST by Fast Moving Angel (Newt's not a perfect candidate but Jesus isn't running this year. - shoff)
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To: MissMagnolia

Absolute crap.


8 posted on 03/10/2012 5:15:56 PM PST by JmyBryan
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To: carriage_hill

Welcome to FReeRepublic!!!!


9 posted on 03/10/2012 5:16:17 PM PST by Carthego delenda est
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To: Lattero

Fonda, Morgan and Steinam are such advocates for free speech and dissent...


10 posted on 03/10/2012 5:16:21 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: carriage_hill

Jump on in ..... the water is warm & getting hotter!


11 posted on 03/10/2012 5:16:27 PM PST by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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Prayer: Lord, let me outlive Hanoi Jane so that I may piss on her grave before I die, amen.

5.56mm

12 posted on 03/10/2012 5:17:03 PM PST by M Kehoe
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First of all, Rush does not broadcast himself, the FCC would have to go after all of the stations that carry Rush's program,THEY are the ones licensed by the FCC.

Then, it would be a long drawn-out hearing, and Rush fans would inundate the stations and the FCC if they tried this.

Finally, Rush would just move over to some medium like satellite radio, WHERE HE COULD SAY WHATEVER HE PLEASES, and the sales of satellite radio equipment would go out of sight.

With, America's biggest traitor, Jane Fonda, and Gloria Steinum doing the bitching here, I'm not too worried about it.

Chill girls...Rush apologized...Maher didn't, go after him...
13 posted on 03/10/2012 5:18:40 PM PST by FrankR
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To: M Kehoe
Prayer: Lord, let me outlive Hanoi Jane so that I may piss on her grave before I die, amen.

You'll have to stand in line...

14 posted on 03/10/2012 5:19:00 PM PST by okie01 (/i>On Parade)
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Hang Jane Fonda for treason then get back to me on Limbaugh’s crimes.


15 posted on 03/10/2012 5:19:06 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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I hear old Hanoi has said in print and on air that sex after 70 is great.

Ain’t that just way too much information to think about?

Then again, old Gloria was worried for a long time that she’d be a bag lady by the end of any given month. Makes a person wonder why.

Morgan? I didn’t know she was still alive. I should say I’m glad to hear it. I really should say that.


16 posted on 03/10/2012 5:19:15 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Lattero
"Jane you ignorant slut"


17 posted on 03/10/2012 5:19:41 PM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Lattero

Horse hockey! Go, Rush!!


18 posted on 03/10/2012 5:20:20 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is not just brewing, rebellion is here!!)
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To: carriage_hill

Jane Fonda should still have her aged communist a$$ in prison for the treason she committed during the 1960’s.

Robin Morgan.....I never heard of this leftie loon.

Gloria Steinheim......how old is this crackpot? 98?
And how much mileage can one crazy broad get from spouting left-wing talking points and lies for over a half-century?

I bet none of these bat shi* crazy crones every heard two minutes of Rush’s show since he first hit the airwaves.


19 posted on 03/10/2012 5:20:48 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (I'm NOT smitten' with Mittens)
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To: Lattero

The harpy brigade has spoken. Yawn.


20 posted on 03/10/2012 5:21:11 PM PST by mkmensinger
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