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Al Sharpton Wants the FCC to Take Rush Limbaugh Off the Air (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Dec 7th 2010 6:40PM
Appearing on 'The Ed Show' (weekdays, 6PM ET on MSNBC) Al Sharpton called on the FCC to take Rush Limbaugh off the air, citing examples of allegedly racist comments the right-wing radio host has made about President Obama and Congressman Jim Clyburn.

"Rush Limbaugh has the right to say whatever he wants to say, he does not have the right to do it on the public regulated airwaves," Sharpton told Ed Schultz.

"The FCC has the responsibility to set standards to say the public can not be offended based on their race and their gender in this country and use federally regulated airwaves that (the FCC) gives licenses to."

Although Sharpton plans to meet with the FCC to discuss the matter, his appeal seems to have a very small chance for success. However, his attempt to do so should certainly give polemicists a topic of conversation with which to fill our federally regulated airwaves.

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I guess Al forgot that he is the one who called Obama the "Magic Negro" in an interview with the LA Times. Rush's song parody of that remark is certainly no more egregious than the original Sharpton quote. As for the Clyburn comment, get real. Harry Reid, Joe Biden, and Bill Maher all made more "racist" comments than that.

December 08 2010 at 11:28 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Censoring FREE SPEECH is treasonist!

When Mormon leader Joseph Smith ordered the distruction of the Expositor Newspaper, he was killed 20 days later!

What is the penalty for a treasonist act?

December 07 2010 at 7:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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