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Rush Limbaugh: Jane Fonda wants him kicked off air. Should FCC listen?

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(Read caption) Actress Jane Fonda arrives at the The Weinstein Company after party following the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Fonda wrote an opinion article with Gloria Steinem calling for the FCC to take Rush Limbaugh off the air.

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Should the Federal Communications Commission kick Rush Limbaugh off the airwaves because of his harsh speech? That’s what Gloria Steinem, Jane Fonda, and Robin Morgan are calling for in an opinion piece published today by CNN.

Ms. Steinem, Ms. Fonda, and Ms. Morgan are a trio of famous feminist activists, of course. Steinem is cofounder of “Ms. Magazine,” among other things. Fonda was, well, Jane Fonda – do we really need to say more? Morgan was a “Ms.” editor. Together the three are partners in the nonprofit Women’s Media Center.

Their argument is that Mr. Limbaugh’s use of the words “slut” and “prostitute” to describe Georgetown University Law student Sandra Fluke is par for Rush’s rhetorical course. He uses words like that all the time, they say.

“He promotes language that deliberately dehumanizes his targets,” they say.


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