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03/05/2012

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D. Swaim

thanks for this. I have sweeties in Kabul. Morale goes way down when Limbaugh has been on radio. Abuse of Women in uniform goes way up -- stop this now!

M. Jimenez

Here's an idea, Big Brother: Why don't you let our men and women in uniform take action if they no longer want to hear Limbaugh's, or any other show for that matter, broadcast on AFN? They don't need some desperate leftist group with naked partisan intent selecting the listening menu on their behalf.

barb

Rush has the right to talk crap...then WE have the right to SHUT HIM DOWN!!!

Lark

But Rush does NOT have some "right" to what he's been spewing about Ms. Fluke! The First Amendment does not cover slander, libel, (the show is taped, hence publication ) outright lies- and as Ms. Fluke is a private citizen there is no defense to his foam at the mouth ranting! No one has the right to defame, insult, and publish complete fabrications about any one. The Founders were pretty clear on what was Free Speech and what is unacceptable in a civilized society.

First Amendment Law is pretty simple. Limbaugh has NO Free Speech Rights to say what he has. Actually he's been libeling people for years but nobody has ever called him on it before. Past time he was hauled in to Federal Civil Court and got a billion dollar punitive damage award handed down!

PB Wolf

Greetings from Melbourne FL! Sunday morning I posted a White House petition to FLUSH RUSH from Armed Forces Radio. Why should Limbaugh have the opportunity to warp out our young troopers as he’s done to many of our friends and relatives? He does so much harm with his hatred for everything and women in particular. We don’t need more dittoheads with closed minds. We need to resume a civil discourse in our country and he is a major impediment to that. He is also heard by civilians in the EU. Do you want his “opinions” to represent us? I sure don’t.
The petition has garnered 17,800+ signatures in just 4 days. It needs 25,000 to have action taken.
Would you kindly help out and sign the petition? You do have to open an account at the White House petition site. Thanks and kindest regards. Solidarity. #OBAMA2012 #FLORIDA2012
https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions/!/petition/sec-panetta-get-rush-limbaugh-armed-forces-radio-now-no-tax-money-abusive-divisive-insulting/p439GWMm

Heinonen

Mr. Limbaugh’s comments, on Clear Channel Radio Feb, 29th regarding law student Miss Sandra Fluke were disgusting and unwarranted. Her testimony before a special Democratic Congressional committee, was as an advocate, for women’s health issues. But medicated Mr. Limbaugh thought it was much more. Not only did Mr. Limbaugh call her a whore and a slut, but then brings in her mother and father into it. Is this what is meant by Clear Channel Communications?

He continues regurgitating his slander for several days, compounding the undeserved public attention to Ms Flute for doing which is every persons right, to petition the government in response to a bill sponsored by Senator Roy Blunt.

Mr. Limbaugh’s verbal and slanderous word’s were meant intentionally to demean and impugn her character. As well as the character of her parents, by falsely stating she was suggesting she must be paid to have sex. There was no suggestion! Only in the medicated sick mind of Mr. Limbaugh. He wouldn’t stop, calling her a slut, and a prostitute. Suggesting something she never suggested, she wants to get paid for “..having so much sex..”

As I can determine, Ms Fluke, because of Mr. Limbaugh’s vicious character attack may have a legal recourse, which she can only determine.

Prosser and Keeton on Torts. Fifth edition. West Group.

(Distinction)“…It is then said that (1) the area of dissemination, (2) the deliberate and premeditated character of it’s publication, and (3) the persistence of the defamatory conduct are factors to be considered on whether or not the form of communication has the potentially harmful qualities characteristic of written or printed words. The position is also taken by a special section that broadcasting of defamatory matter by means of radio or television is libel, whether or not it is read from a manuscript, for the reason that such defamacast has the potentially harmful qualities characteristic of the written or printed word which has historically been regarded as libel.”

(Unchastity) “…Most courts, however, have now rebelled at the reproach to the law involved in such a result, and have held that an oral imputation of unchastely to a women is actionable without proof of damage without regard to whether it charges a crime.”

I call on every person, help in closing up forever, any involvement in the Rush Limbaugh Clear Channel program. It is hoped that Clear Channel, follow their employee creed, that these same edicts also apply as well to your personal beliefs, and any outside business relationships. Your character, as well as the performance of any business will be effected wrong moral choices. As illustrated by advertisers in Clear Channel’s reluctance to apply their own moral beliefs to their involvement with Rush Limbaugh.

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JJ Middleclass

Excellent - we wrote about this a couple weeks ago (I lost track) I am of the mindset that we should go to the top, as well and have the information needed to contact leon panetta and his office. I also believe that every now and then we need to put a stamp on an envelope and have addresses too - will share your information on our blog- please do the same - I believe it is tantamount to sexual abuse in the workplace to have limbaugh playing on our military station. THANKS!
Contact Leon Panetta directly and your own rep in congress and senate- information here: http://boycottrushlimbaughssponsors.com/2012/03/15/the-petition-to-get-rush-of-american-forces-radio/

James Skelly

As Limbaugh's program is broadcast on AM and FM radio stations in various parts of Europe, and therefore publicly available, we are exploring whether American Forces Radio has violated European Union law by broadcasting what in Europe can be characterized as "hate speech." If you have EU citizenship, or live in Europe, please consider filing a complaint with the appropriate national and EU officials. I suspect the American Forces Network can be fined or their stations shut down for broadcasting Limbaugh's misogynist invective.

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