Here’s the “petition” (anyone can post a petition on the WH site, BTW). It reads:
direct the FCC to investigate Rush Limbaugh for biased and distorted news and for making intimidating statements
On February 29 and March 1, 2010 [er, 2012, dope! – ST], Rush Limbaugh broadcast biased and distorted news commentary as well as intimidating statements about an individual, Sandra Fluke.
On the air, he called Fluke a “slut” and a prostitute in response to Congressional testimony regarding contraception. The next day he aired these intimidating remarks:
“If we are going to pay for your contraceptives, and thus pay for you to have sex. We want something for it. We want you post the videos online so we can all watch.”
In addition, this language, directed at a specific individual, meets the Supreme Court test for obscenity: it appeals to prurient interest, it depicts offensive sexual conduct (peeping Toms) and it lacks serious literary, artistic or political value.
I’ve been saying for weeks now since the “war on women” rhetoric was escalated by Democrats for shameless political gain that their minions didn’t just want to see Rush “punished” with a loss of advertisers, they wanted to see him OFF THE AIR – period (a continuation of the decades-long effort by liberals in general). That’s played out in comment after comment I’ve seen posted on Twitter, Facebook, etc. Some variation of “Clear Channel – Take Rush off the Air Now or You Support Misogyny!!!” is usually about how it goes. Demanding the FCC to investigate just takes it to a whole new (and dangerous) level.
To top it all off, Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) has joined some left wing “feminist” veterans in a call to have Rush taken off of the Armed Forces Radio Network. He tried to cover the censorship angle by saying he didn’t think it was something that should be legislated – but that’s nothing more than a convenient, disingenuous excuse that lets him get by with goading the hysterical “feminist” herd into perhaps eventually ‘forcing Congress to take action.’
These people are so transparent – and not in a good way.