Day By Day by Chris MuirChris, projection is correct, especially when the RIGHT exposes the HYPOCRISY of the LEFT.
Bill Maher, who has attracted fresh criticism for past comments about Sarah Palin in the aftermath of Rush Limbaugh calling a law student a “slut,” said in an interview that comparing his use of the “c word” to the radio host’s controversial remarks is “ridiculous.”
“To compare that to Rush is ridiculous – he went after a civilian about very specific behavior, that was a lie, speaking for a party that has systematically gone after women’s rights all year, on the public airwaves,” Maher told Jake Tapper of ABC News. “I used a rude word about a public figure who gives as good as she gets, who’s called people ‘terrorist’ and ‘unAmerican.’ Sarah Barracuda.”
Maher added, “The First Amendment was specifically designed for citizens to insult politicians. Libel laws were written to protect law students speaking out on political issues from getting called whores by Oxycontin addicts.”
There you go…
Jane Fonda cavorting with North Vietnamese Troops (sitting on an anti-aircraft gun)Jane, Robin Morgan, and Gloria Steinem are the Co-Founders of the Women’s Media Center and they penned this piece regarding Rush-Fluke flap.
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.
Fonda is a traitor and aided and abetted America’s enemies.
Dan Riehl over at Breitbart.com has some information on some of the comments attributed to Limbaugh and more on Fonda.
Note this photo of Jane sine bra:
Gloria what pray tell, do you want Rush Limbaugh prosecuted for again?
Rush Limbaugh has drawn the ire of celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred, who sent a letter to the Palm Beach County state attorney requesting an investigation into whether the popular radio host should be prosecuted for calling a law student a “slut” and “prostitute” last week.
“Mr. Limbaugh targeted his attack on a young law student who was simply exercised her free speech and her right to testify before congress on a very important issue to millions of American women and he vilified her. He defamed her and engaged in unwarranted, tasteless and exceptionally damaging attacks on her,” Allred told POLITICO Friday afternoon. “He needs to face the consequences of his conduct in every way that is meaningful.”
In a letter dated March 8, Allred, writing on behalf of the Women’s Equal Rights Legal Defense and Education Fund, requested that Palm Beach County State Attorney Michael McAuliffe probe whether the conservative radio personality had violated Section 836.04 of the Florida Statutes by calling Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke the two derogatory words.
The statute stipulates that anyone who “speaks of and concerning any woman, married or unmarried, falsely and maliciously imputing to her a want of chastity” is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree. Allred explained that the statute recently came to her attention as having never been repealed, and that it could very well apply to Limbaugh’s remarks as his show is broadcast from West Palm Beach.
It is now entirely up to the prosecutor to exercise his discretion on whether there will be a prosecution. McAuliffe did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Oh now, I understand.
Media whoring again…
The hypocritical LEFT will regret going after Rush Limbaugh with their secondary, targeted boycott.
For one, the LEFT uses name calling and Alinsky demeaning tactics far more than the RIGHT.
And, the RIGHT will now be empowered to show the hypocrisy over and over again. A little daylight works wonders. Right, Bill Maher and Ed Shultz?
The Rush Limbaugh take down will fail as well.
The LEFT media always has the Sarah Palin bashing Game Change premiering on HBO this weekend. Talk about misogyny.
The entire Limbaugh – Fluke Flap may indeed come back and bite the President and Democrats in Congress in the ass.
Rush Limbaugh may lose some talk show radio sponsors and may gain others. Financially, Rush and the Premiere Radio Network will be fine.
However, American voters are now wondering why the Obama Administration is at war with the Catholic Church and may even ask what is in the ObamaCare Law (passed in the Congress with not one Republican vote) which has not fully taken effect.
The RIGHT will also be energized to “daylight” the hypocritical LEFT, like media personalities Bill Maher and Ed Shultz, and their propensity towards misogynist comments towards conservative women, like Sarah Palin and Laura Ingraham.
President Obama has had a problem in the past with independent women voters. The White House maybe wishes the genie did not come out of this Rush Limbaugh bottle.
Sponsors Pull Ads From Rush Limbaugh’s Radio Show Over ‘Slut’ CommentsI don’t think this will hurt Rush Limbaugh or the Premiere Radio Network financially. Here is the network’s statement:
Rachel Nelson, public relations director of Premiere Networks, which syndicates Limbaugh’s show and has ignored repeated phone calls since Friday, emailed POLITICO this statement early Tuesday:
“Premiere Networks is committed to providing its listeners with access to a broad range of opinion and commentary without condoning or agreeing with the opinions, comments or attempts at humor expressed by on-air talent. We respect the right of Mr. Limbaugh, as well as the rights of those who disagree with him, to express those opinions.”
The statement continued, “The contraception debate is one that sparks strong emotion and opinions on both sides of the issue. Last week, in an attempt at absurdist humor to illustrate his political point, Mr. Limbaugh used words that unfortunately distracted from the message he was trying to convey. We believe he did the right thing on Saturday, and again on his radio show on Monday, by expressing regret for his choice of words and offering his sincere and heartfelt apology to Ms. Fluke.”
If anything, some of these companies will suffer from lack of exposure from Rush’s massive audience. And, don’t think that other conservative talkers are not re-evaluating their ad relationships with these companies (like, by increasing their ad rates).
Here is the list so far:
- AccuQuote Life Insurance
- Allstate Insurance
- Bare Escentuals
- Bethesda Sedation Dentistry
- Cascades Denta
- Goodwill Industries
- Hadeed Carpet
- Legal Zoom
- Philadelphia Orchestra
- Quicken Loans
- Service Magic
- Sleep Train
- Sleep Number
- St. Vincent’s Medical Center
- Tax Resolution
- Thompson Creek Windows
- Capitol One
The LEFTIST site think Progress is driving the boycott and have a revised list.
Now, I am not calling for a boycott of these companies. But, it is obvious that the LEFT is trying to drive Rush Limbaugh off of the airwaves or at least to keep this flap alive for political advantage. Of course, the LEFT reeks of hypocrisy.
I believe RIGHT arguments will win over LEFTIST Saul Alinsky tactics. More speech and discussion is always better than less.
Targeted boycotts against companies sponsoring LEFT and RIGHT commentary type programs, suppress speech and discussion. Plus, it deprives businesses from exposure to large groups of people.
However, I, also, feel that the RIGHT has been disproportionately subjected to these type of boycotts and should NO longer tolerate them.
Professor Jacobson has a novel approach regarding Carbonite, the online back-up company.
A special Focus Page has been created as a place at which readers can post information and links documenting whether Carbonite is advertising on programs and venues (including websites) which have engaged in personal attacks or uncivilized discourse. This is a sunshine project, not a boycott. Whether a consumer chooses to use Carbonite or a publisher accepts advertising from Carbonite is not a concern of this project. We do not seek to have Carbonite stop advertising anywhere, and would have preferred that it live up to its original statement of keeping politics out of its advertising. When will the project end? When Carbonite lives up to its own standards.
Rush Limbaugh will replace those advertisers that will leave because of this flap. I would not be surprised if some of them return eventually when the heat is off. However, I would also not be surprised that some of these companies will be asked to take a hike by other RIGHT radio networks.
In this comedic skit, not unlike Jon Stewart’s, Stephen Colbert goes after Rush Limbaugh.
In Colbert’s sarcastic rant, I liked the personal attack on Rush regarding the fact he has been married four times.
The LEFT media cannot help themselves, can they?
Notice how there is really no discussion of the issue of religious freedom vis a vis contraception and who pays for it – I mean, after all, it is Comedy Central….
I, especially like the part where Stewart mocks the Roman Catholic priest.
This pretty much sums up the LEFT’s arguments on the contraception deception (I mean, argument).
Confuse, obfuscate and mock by the LEFT Media = Saul Alinsky all of the time.
Professor Jacobson makes the case for a boycott.
Liberal groups have seized on a strategy I didn’t think would be effective, but has had some success, to go after advertisers of prominent conservative media personalities.
Media Matters explicitly seeks to bring down Fox News and investigate its executives, and Fox News advertisers have been targeted by groups like Color of Change, which has targeted Glenn Beck, Eric Bolling, Lou Dobbs, Pat Buchanan and Andrew Breitbart.
Now Rush Limbaugh advertisers are the target because of an analogy he used. As Jimmie Bise points out, Rush’s comments were overblown if one listens to what he actually said, but nonetheless, the use of “slut” or “prostitute” even in an analogy was inappropriate, as Rush has acknowledged. It also distracted from the attack on religious freedom which is the heart of the controversy.
As has become the pattern, Rush’s advertisers immediately were attacked and threatened, and several gave in quickly, like Quicken Loans and Sleep Number, pulling their advertising.
No advertiser was more associated with Rush than Carbonite, an online computer back up company. Rush often would read Carbonite’s ads himself, and would tout their service.
Read it all.
Seems sort of a waste for Carbonite, since they are just spewing money anyway. But, to use advertising to suppress free speech reminds me what happened during the California Proposition 8 election and its aftermath.
The LEFT loves this tactic and the RIGHT is tired of taking it.
I will NO longer purchase flowers from ProFlowers.
I urge my fellow conservatives to send the message to ProFlowers and other advertisers.