I can only assume that your editorial writer tripped over the First Amendment and thought it was the office cat.
Robin Morgan, Gloria Steinem, and Hanoi Jane are anti-free speech when it comes to conservative talk show hosts and they are guilty of extraordinary hypocrisy. Have you heard them condemn Letterman or Maher yet? Me neither. Media Matters, under the leadership of David Brock, is on the case also – no surprise there.
Does anyone really care what these three think? Especially Hanoi Jane! Do they affect anyone’s opinions really?
The LA Times hinted someone might go after Rush Limbaugh via Rush’s most important sponsor – the radio station – Clear Channel Communications – which has remained solidly behind him.
CNN later reported that Hanoi Jane (who betrayed her country for the Viet Cong), Gloria Steinem (the supposed women’s activist who only supports liberal women), and Robin Morgan (the radical feminist for liberal women), want an FCC investigation of Clear Channel Communications for “not acting in the public interest or serving their respective communities of license by permitting such dehumanizing speech.” [this specifically concerns the Fluke controversy for which he has apologized twice]
In a grand display of drama and overreach, they have actually victimized him more than he ever insulted Ms. Fluke.
They sort of believe in free speech. They say that Rush “…is indeed constitutionally entitled to his opinions … he is not constitutionally entitled to the people’s airways.” I hate to break it to them but there’s no difference. If people don’t like Rush, they can turn the channel.
Last week his ratings actually went up. All the faux “liberals” who say they believe in selective free speech are driving up the audience with people who now disdain the disdainers.
These three “liberal women only” activists have not said a word against Letterman, Maher, or any of the other left’s attack dogs on the air waves who defile conservative women and their children, even to the point of making fun of Sarah Palin’s Down Syndrome baby [that should outrage you].
I worked with handicapped children for 15 years and those jokes by Maher make me wonder what happened to the handicapped rights’ activists.
Joining the anti-First Amendment chorus is media hustler and lawyer, Gloria Allred, who fights for such causes as poor underpaid illegals who make only $24 an hour to do menial labor… Allred was able to obliterate a gubernatorial campaign with that fake employer abuse story. I have only one burning question of Allred – where’s Nikki, has she been deported yet?
I would rather clean up the airwaves and media by sending these three liberal hatchet women into outer-air space, especially Hanoi Jane, but I believe in free speech and a free press.
Let’s reminisce about Hanoi Jane for a moment starting with a couple representative photos of the real Jane –
If you want to hear Totalitarian Jane, skip to 1:30 –
How about Robin Morgan whose famous but nutty poem, Monster, is about a small boy who perceives his mother’s genitals as monstrous. Wow, how could the literary and philosophical community do without such a profound addition to the school of gender hate-thought?
Gloria Steinem did a lot of good and still does but she only cares about liberal women, thus she is another phony feminist.
Back to the issue. These three are putting their questionable power behind the contrived Fluke story before it leaves the front pages. They have decided to demand an investigation of a radio station and have asked people to call for an FCC investigation.
The petition on the WH site to do just that had a paltry 1500 signatures and needs 23,000 more last I looked, and I doubt these three will make any difference.
This is from the three –
…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?”…CNN
This is nothing more than to backdoor the Fairness Doctrine. I hope that people who are opposed to the Fairness Doctrine and believe in free speech will call Clear Channel and thank them for their courage in supporting Rush, even when he makes a mistake –
Clear Channel Corporate, Address: 200 East Basse Road, San Antonio, TX 78209
Communications / Media Relations: Public Relations
Please contact the FCC and tell them you are opposed to any investigation of Clear Channel Communications – http://www.fcc.gov/contact-us
Here is some civility from the left – let’s have Rush role model himself after them so he can become acceptable to the Witches (oh dear, was I being uncivil calling them witches?)
Letterman civility –
Schultz civility –
Democrat Jon Stewart actually being civil (a decent man) –
More Civility From Maher –
And irony of ironies, most of what is reported concerning the 98 sponsors who dropped Rush and who plan to drop other TalkRadio hosts is untrue according to a number of hosts such as Rush and Levin. Levin said none of it is true, nothing has changed, the sponsors who don’t advertise on political shows still don’t. It is a manufactured crisis – a tempest in a teapot.
Of the actual seven or so sponsors who dropped Rush, at least three have tried to come back and one was rejected by Rush. I have an update via Joshua Pundit – As advertisers come crawling back, Rush not interested in restoring ties. The advertisers must have realized the left doesn’t have the clout they thought they had. The sponsors shot from the hip and they got what they deserved.
The entire episode originally brought joy to so many who want to see Rush off the air but their rhetoric and reactions were so extreme, it seems to have rendered Rush’s actions insignificant by comparison and no one thinks much about Ms. Fluke anymore.
Free speech trumps all and that gives me hope!
This fiasco goes back to my belief that the media decides, or tries to decide, what we will believe. Ben Franklin was right, “Believe none of what you hear, and half of what you see.”