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March 13, 2012

Taking Back the People's Airwaves

Sandra Fluke takes to The People's Airwaves once more to declare that she won't be silenced by the Silencing Silencers of ... err.... Silence.

What a relief! For a moment, the Editorial Staff were afraid her political opponents would launch some kind of official campaign to get her banned from the airwaves:

The FCC takes such complaints into consideration when stations file for license renewal. For local listeners near a station that carries Limbaugh's show, there is plenty of evidence to bring to the FCC that their station isn't carrying out its public interest obligation. Complaints can be registered under the broadcast category of the FCC website: http://www.fcc.gov/complaints

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. For 20 years, Limbaugh has hidden behind the First Amendment, or else claimed he's really "doing humor" or "entertainment." He is indeed constitutionally entitled to his opinions, but he is not constitutionally entitled to the people's airways.

It's time for the public to take back our broadcast resources. Limbaugh has had decades to fix his show. Now it's up to us.

When The People finally manage to take back their broadcast resources, America won't have to worry about freedom hating partisan dimwits silencing speech they don't care for.

Because the right people will be in charge. And they would never do that.

Posted by Cassandra at March 13, 2012 05:43 PM

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Do I detect a bit of sarcasm? It is early but my sarcasm needle is bouncing off the stop ;-)

Meanwhile Carbonite - the spunky little company that provided on line back ups, their stock is off 40% since they decided to pull advertising off Rush's network.

Posted by: Bill Brandt at March 14, 2012 08:35 AM

"This isn't political."

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Heh.

Posted by: MikeD at March 14, 2012 08:51 AM

I know - I am amusing my reverse side away extremely at all the yammering about refusing to be silenced from the crew who have been trying to silence opposing speech for as long as I can remember.

The way I see it, Rush is free to say whatever he likes, people are free to say why they agree or don't agree, advertisers are free to say they don't want to be associated with his nonsense (I wouldn't), Rush is free to tell them to pound sand (my reaction would be the same).

The guy was wrong, but all this idiocy about "suspending" ads (if you're really offended, close your account and move on) is a bit over the top.

Posted by: Cassandra at March 14, 2012 09:28 AM

..."if you're really offended, close your account and move on"...

Can I get a hallelujah?!

Posted by: Brother_bthun at March 14, 2012 11:20 AM

And why should I care what Jane Fonda and Gloria Steinem have to say?

Posted by: yak at March 14, 2012 02:45 PM

SILENCE, LITTLE PERSON!

When we say "The People's Airwaves", we are referring to The People Who Matter (aka, "Us"). Not bitter, gun clinging Red Statist throwbacks to the dark ages when womynfolk were chained to their Easy Bake ovens.

We demand that you surrender your unearned race and gender privileges, effective immediately.

That is all.

Posted by: 2 Glorias and a Fonda at March 14, 2012 03:26 PM

We demand that you surrender your unearned race and gender privileges, effective immediately.

That's a great point. By the way, how many black women did you ask to join your committee?

Posted by: Innocent Question at March 14, 2012 04:49 PM

How dare you question our Authoriteh?

If you were not such a brainwashed, snake handling, Chinese toy loving minion of the richest 1% you would surely know that to be a Prog means that by definition, we are open, bicurious tolerant inclusive lovers of diversity.

We don't have to actually *do* anything tolerant or inclusive. We just have to talk about how freaking inclusive we are.

Words have meaning.

Posted by: 2 Glorias and a Fonda at March 14, 2012 05:30 PM

"Not bitter, gun clinging Red Statist throwbacks to the dark ages when womynfolk were chained to their Easy Bake ovens."
Danged ifn mah ears twarnt burned, an fer good reason parently...


"We demand that you surrender your unearned race and gender privileges, effective immediately."

Whal, ifn I ain't gonna take mah vinyl number "3" offn the back of mah pickup, I shore ain't gonna give up mah gender priveyelegezzz

Posted by: Alstair Cooke's cousin Cletus at March 14, 2012 08:07 PM

I am anxiously anticipating the glorious day when talk radio is correctly utilized by Bill Maher and Louie CK and all the rest of the ones who know exactly how things are supposed to be.

We knuckle dragging neanderthals, sloths and lower order primates are so lost without the enlightment of the aformentioned enlightened ones. Please take Limbaugh, O'Reilly, Wilkow and all the rest and send them to the re-education camps. If that fails, there are gulags where they can be utilized in the manual skills required to clean sanitary facilities, emisis basins and bedpans.....

We so need enlightnment....where is my pistol....

LOL

Posted by: Buck Nekkid in Texas at March 14, 2012 08:32 PM

"We so need enlightnment....where is my pistol..."
Whal Buck, thanks to them thar rails that is now available on most new pistols and rifles, and MidwayUSA's recent sales, I gots lots of enlightenment, red dots, and lasers too, on tha objects of mah clinginess...

*wonders if that's whut Buck meant by enlightenment?*

Posted by: Alstair Cooke's cousin Cletus at March 14, 2012 09:14 PM

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