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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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.