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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

FCC should clear Limbaugh from airwaves

I'm no fan of Rush Limbaugh but Jane Fonda and Gloria Steinem demanding that he be removed from the airwaves is over-the-top totalitarianism that validates Limbaugh's assertion that they are femi-Nazis.
Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan, and Gloria Steinem are the Co-Founders of the Women's Media Center. 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....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?"
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