Female Vets Push To Get Limbaugh Pulled From American Forces Network

Author: March 11, 2012 12:48 am

America’s most impotent man and radio host, Rush Limbaugh, has been tortuously treading dangerous water following his slanderous attack on Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke.  Advertisers are leaving in droves and the father of right-wing radio might be the one who kills it, as ninety-eight big advertisers–including Ford and Geico–appear to no longer want anything to do with Premiere Networks’ ‘offensive programs,‘ according to The Daily Beast.  But the super evil Librul, nanny state  plot to give right-wing radio warrior, Rush Limbaugh, a major spanking took on a new complexion when female veterans entered the fray.

Think Progress reports that  VoteVets, a coalition of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, put out a letter this week from a group of female veterans calling on the American Forces Network to cancel Rush Limbaugh from its programming.

Here’s the statement:

Rush Limbaugh has a freedom of speech and can say what he wants, but in light of his horribly misogynistic comments, American Forces Radio should no longer give him a platform. Our entire military depends on troops respecting each other – women and men. There simply can be no place on military airwaves for sentiments that would undermine that respect. When many of our female troops use birth control, for Limbaugh to say they are “sluts” and “prostitutes” is beyond the pale. It isn’t just disrespectful to our women serving our country, but it’s language that goes against everything that makes our military work. Again, we swore to uphold our Constitution, including the freedom of speech, and would not take that away from anyone – even Limbaugh. But that does not mean AFN should broadcast him. In fact, it shouldn’t. (Source: Think Progress)

Apparently AFN is owned and operated by the Department of Defense, funded with your hard-earned taxpayer dollars, and accessible to troops serving overseas. That’s right–not only are your tax dollars paying for some Lex Luthor type of military contractor’s unnecessary weapons that are never even used, but they’re also paying for Rush Limbaugh to commit slander in the most pig-headed fashion. But Pentagon spokesman George Little doesn’t share AFN’s sentiment, as he claims the military’s network will continue to air Rush Limbaugh’s radio program and is “unaware of any plans to review that decision.” (Source: Think Progress) Nevertheless, it seems al the efforts of AFN and a melange of other female groups to remove the pill-popping, rotund rabble-rouser are starting to come to fruition.

Michael is a comedian/VO artist/Columnist extraordinaire, who co-wrote an award-nominated comedy, produces a chapter of Laughing Liberally, wrote for NY Times Laugh Lines, guest-blogged for Joe Biden, and writes a column for MSNBC.com affiliated Cagle Media. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook, Youtube, and like NJ Laughing Liberally Lab. Seriously, follow him or he’ll send you a photo of Rush Limbaugh bending over in a thong.

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  • Prup aka Jim Benton

    The sad thing is that Limbaugh actually succeeded in what he was trying to do — though at a cost that is delightful to contemplate.

    Fluke’s testimony was specifically not about birth control pills as a contraceptive device, or in sexual situations at all, but about their use in other medical conditions. In fact, the friend she used as an example was gay and had no need for ‘contraception.’ She did have a problem with ovarian cysts — that was why she used The Pill.

    It was only Rush that brought ‘sexual conduct’ into the discussion, and so muddied the waters and distracted us that we followed his ‘fake.’ Even now, if you ask the next few people you meet — who aren’t political junkies — who Sandra Fluke was, you’d get a lot of responses that were variants on ‘she was the co-ed who wanted the government to pay for her contraception — the onle Limbaugh said all the nasty things about.’ (Some probably got the idea from Limbaugh that Obama was personally sending out condoms to anyone who asked for them, that’s how badly he confused things.)

    The buildings that are falling on him make it hard for me to complain too loudly, but it’s still worth mentioning — at least once in each coverage — that the story should have been about Sandra Fluke, not Rush Limbaugh; about endometriosis and ovarian cysts, not about having sex.

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