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    Limbaugh Plays "Barack The Magic Negro" on His Show
    By Storm Bear, Daily Kos. Posted April 24, 2007.


    And he's still on the air?
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    by Storm Bear from Daily Kos:
    This is a head-shaker. Imus gets canned for calling some college women basketball players "nappy-headed hos" and yet Rush Limbaugh plays "Barack The Magic Negro" on his show and he is still on the air?
    How is that even possible?
    To hear the song yourself, watch video right ...
    It is a parody by Paul Shanklin impersonating Al Sharpton and based on the Peter, Paul, and Mary hit song "Puff, the Magic Dragon". I am really at a loss for words. I heard it for the first time yesterday on the radio and was sickened.
    Again, how is this man on the air?

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    Post Lucky for you Reines technology has the answer

    It's called the off switch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by justkathy View Post
    It's called the off switch!
    Yes, I'm familiar with that technological innovation! LOL.........I choose not to waste my time listening to people like Rush- who've sold their souls for a quick and easy buck.
    Unfortunately, however, many, many people do fall for his nonsense.

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    People fall for 'Rush's nonsense'? That's why it has to be stopped? Y ou just want to protect uninformed, stupid, naive listeners? LOL

    That sounds ridicuolus, I know, but that is a typical lib attitude. That they know more than us and need to protect us.

    I'd rather have the free market taking care of me any day than some dullartd in Washington.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justkathy View Post
    People fall for 'Rush's nonsense'? That's why it has to be stopped? Y ou just want to protect uninformed, stupid, naive listeners? LOL

    That sounds ridicuolus, I know, but that is a typical lib attitude. That they know more than us and need to protect us.

    I'd rather have the free market taking care of me any day than some dullartd in Washington.
    I'm going to repeat a paragraph from sandybel's earlier post:

    "I would never support silencing any talk-show host, no matter how egregious. I do believe in freedom of speech. However, since the demise of the FCC's equal-time regulations, we now have a situation where opposing views are no longer allowed on the air in the right-wing corporate-controlled media. "

    Who said anything about stopping Rush's nonsense? You'll never find a post from me saying that Rush and all the other rightwing propagandists should be taken off the air. That being said, however, it is a reality that the PUBLIC airwaves have, for practical purposes, been co-opted for a particular political party's agenda. I know it's a quaint notion that the airwaves are actually for PUBLIC use and consumption- but it used to be understood.
    And yes, I'm so sorry, but it appears that some people just do need to be looked out for- you know, the same ones who fell for George W. Bush's phony makeover and actually voted for him because they would have felt "comfortable" having a beer with him?
    It appears that we need to hold our presidents to a higher standard of competence than that. I have people in my own family who were taken in by all that rightwing propaganda- so I know full well how appealing and blinding it can be.
    So let Rush spew his lies, distrortions and party propaganda (he admitted he was a water-carrier for the Republican party)......but also let's reserve an equal part of the PUBLIC airwaves for something else.

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    Cool Re: what do yall think about all the recent attacks on talk radio?

    Quote Originally Posted by big easy View Post
    go to drudgereport.com and you'll see a senator on audio saying he heard hillary and boxer talking about the need for legislative action to control talk radio...Chavezesque no?

    broward county attempted to remove emergency warnings to the station that carries the talk radio heavy weights...NICE! you should go to rushlimbaugh.com and hear them actually DEFEND the action....calling it free market!

    freedom of speach has you lefties all fussy lately...
    OK, I am sincerely seeking info here and not trying to be confrontational.

    What happened in Broward County (I'm assuming FL)? They tried to remove emergency warnings from the stations that carry talk show heavy weights ... liberal or conservative heavy weights?

    And how do you mean that freedom of speech is making lefties (like me) all fussy lately?

    I promise, I'm looking for an information, not a fight.
    My so-called life...

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    Not bigeasy, but I think this is what he's referring to..............

    Broward may cancel deal with radio station because it airs Rush Limbaugh</B>




    setTimeout('document.getElementById("adl_S_12042") .src="http://mi.adinterax.com/customer/tribune/icon_skyexp.js?adxq=1173987971"',1)By Scott Wyman
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel

    June 13, 2007, 1:19 PM EDT

    Rush Limbaugh has long been a thorn in the side of liberals, but now, because of him, some Democratic politicians don't even want to join with a local radio station to broadcast hurricane information.

    Radio station WIOD, AM 610, has been the official channel for emergency information from Broward County government for the past year. The County Commission, all Democrats, balked at renewing the deal Tuesday, unable to stomach the station also being home to Limbaugh's talk show.

    Commissioner Stacy Ritter said she did not want to support a station that's out of step with area politics. Ritter, a Democratic stalwart in the state Legislature before being elected to county office, cited talk shows hosted by Limbaugh and Sean Hannity and WIOD's partnership with Fox News.

    "They have every right to speak, but we don't have to do business with them," she said.

    Limbaugh responded to the commissioners Wednesday on his radio show. He said the county's qualms about WIOD are a sign of out-of-control partisanship in the nation. He quipped that if the county wanted him off the air, all that officials would need to do is schedule emergency press conferences during his broadcast from noon to 3 p.m.

    "They are politicizing the delivery of emergency news, which is non-partisan," said Limbaugh, who lives in Palm Beach. "They are making weather a partisan issue."

    Limbaugh has long been a fixture on WIOD, but no county official raised an issue about him or the other shows when the deal was approved for the first time a year ago.

    The deal with WIOD would ensure that news conferences are broadcast start to finish live from the county Emergency Operations Center in Plantation. Emergency managers became concerned during hurricanes in 2004 and 2005 that radio and television stations preempted their announcements in favor of news out of Miami.

    Ken Charles, WIOD's director of AM programming, said Tuesday the station's talk show lineup has no relationship with its news coverage and that the county should focus on the benefits of teaming with the station.

    "It's a shame that people would let politics get in the way of saving lives in a hurricane," Charles said.

    The contract with WIOD was on the verge of being rejected when commissioners instead delayed a decision until next week. They told their communications staff they want more information on why WIOD was recommended and what their options are.

    Ritter's concerns were echoed by Commissioners Ken Keechl, a former president of the Dolphins gay Democratic club, and Suzanne Gunzburger, who served on the vote-tallying board that recounted the 2000 presidential election.

    But Commissioner John Rodstrom, a one-time young Republican leader who later became a Democrat, said the county should not politicize emergency management.

    "If we are going to start censoring what people write in the paper or speak on the radio or television, that's a slippery slope," Rodstrom said. "This is necessary. It's something we need to do for emergency response."

    A county task force that looked into the response to Hurricane Wilma listed finding a radio partner among its recommendations last year.

    Judy Sarver, the county's public communications director, said WFTL and WLRN also offered to take on the role, but that she and other emergency planners preferred WIOD because of its signal strength, numerous FM sister stations and willingness to give Broward top play.


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    Re: what do yall think about all the recent attacks on talk radio?

    Journalists, the ones who really practice journalism, present reports unbiased. Those who do not and add opinions are political pundits...or entertainers. Right or left leaning...doesn't matter.

    Once personal opinions are added in to reporting "facts" or othewise, the mantle of journalism is mute and NONE can claim it by right (no pun intended).

    The viewer and radio media is driven by audience ratings no matter how skewed, baised or silly they they are. How else would Dr. Phil and Jerry Springer still have a show? lol

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