Here's some of what he said about Sandra Fluke:
Susan Fluke … so much sex she can’t afford her own birth control pills.
What does that make her? It makes her a slut right? It makes her a prostitute! She wants to be paid to have sex
Ms. Fluke...Who bought your condoms in the 6th grade?
She’s having so much sex it’s amazing she can still walk.
Random hook-ups that these babes are encountering here … having sex nearly 3 times a day.
Ms Fluke and the rest of you FemiNazis, here’s the deal. If we are going to pay for your contraceptives and thus pay for you to have sex...then we want something in return, Ms. Fluke, and that would be the videos of this sex posted online so we can see.
Limbaugh's disgusting assault and the ensuing lack of consequences set off a wave of outrage. Groups like the Flush Rush Facebook community filed complaints, others started petitions and well known feminists published editorials, all calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to take some kind of action--any kind of action--to let it be known that sexually-tinged assaults and creepy requests for online pornography were NOT ok on our public airwaves.
The FCC didn't lift a finger.
Why? After all, the FCC's own guidelines state that
It is a violation of federal law to air obscene programming at any time. It is also a violation of federal law to air indecent programming or profane language during certain hours. Congress has given the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) the responsibility for administratively enforcing these laws. The FCC may revoke a station license, impose a monetary forfeiture or issue a warning if a station airs obscene, indecent or profane material.So why did the FCC not find Limbaugh's rant in violation of standards of obscenity?
According to a story that emerged in Clear Channel's hometown San Antonio today, Clear Channel is spending about $4 million dollars a year on lobbying--the lion's share of that amount devoted to shaping FCC policy and practice.
A closer examination of Clear Channel's lobbying report reveals that one of the "Specific Lobbying issues" Clear Channel lobbyists pressed officials on was
Congressional oversight and legislative proposals regarding broadcast decency enforcement.
Slowly but surely, money is leaking out of a hole in Clear Channel's pockets.
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