(NEWSBUSTERS) — The Left’s hunt for conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh’s head stepped up a notch Saturday when Jane Fonda and Gloria Steinem called for the FCC to ban him.
Radical feminist activist Robin Morgan also participated in penning the anti-free speech piece published by CNN.com:
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?” [...]