Limbaugh can say whatever he wants, but we don’t have to pay for it

Posted on March 13, 2012


Rush Limbaugh is an employee of Premiere Radio Networks, a subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications, which is half-owned by Bain Capital.

On his February 29th broadcast, Limbaugh called 30-year-old Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute” because she testified to Congress that she believes birth control should be covered under her private insurance, and he demanded that Fluke post videos to the Internet of herself having sex. Limbaugh said Fluke should be jailed for attempted fraud. Limbaugh’s comments about Fluke have been removed from the downloadable archives of the show from But you can hear the broadcast here:

Limbaugh claims that he’s a “comedian and not a political pundit” to defend his actions and statements.

Since the broadcast, a total of 119 companies (as of this writing) have pulled their advertising and cancelled contracts with the Limbaugh program.

Limbaugh’s show is subsidized by federal government grants. Limbaugh has every First Amendment right to say what he says.  But you, as a federal taxpayer, do not have to subsidize his doing so.

Call the Federal Communications Commission at  1-888-225-5322, press 0 to speak to a live operator and they will accept and process your complaint.

The FCC also has an online complaint form you can use to object to broadcast obscenity:

Do with this information what you feel is right and/or necessary.


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