Media Coverage for WMC Founders’ OpEd on Rush Limbaugh
| March 13, 2012
Take a look at some of the coverage WMC Founders Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan, and Gloria Steinem have been getting for their OpEd published yesterday at CNN.com
BlogHer: What Are We Free to Say–in Comments and on The Air?
3/14/12: "The authors talk about how Limbaugh uses hate-inciting speech to dehumanize and degrade. While defending his right to say whatever he wants, they question his right to continue to use the public airwaves to promote his statements."
The Wall Street Journal: Jane Fonda, Gloria Steinem Call For FCC to Ban Rush Limbaugh
3/13/12: "In the wake of Rush Limbaugh calling Georgetown Law School student Sandra Fluke a 'slut' and a 'prostitute,' actress Jane Fonda, women’s rights pioneer Gloria Steinem and activist Robin Morgan want the radio host banned from radio. In an editorial on CNN.com titled 'FCC should clear Limbaugh from airwaves,' the Women’s Media Center co-founders compared Limbaugh to 'sophisticated propagandist Josef Goebbels,' the man who helped promote Hitler’s racist, genocidal policies in Nazi Germany."
WebProNews: Fonda And Steinem Want Limbaugh Off The Air; Feminists Send Commentary To CNN
3/13/12: "The commentary talks about particular comments Limbaugh has made in the past and claims that the newest controversial statements are even worse than his 'regular sexist, racist and homophobic hate speech', using examples from his radio show to back up the complaint."
Media Life: Latest tally: 141 advertisers abandon Rush
3/13/12: It's been nearly two weeks since Rush Limbaugh made his ill-advised 'slut' and 'prostitute' comments about a Georgetown law student, and still the fallout continues. Yesterday women's rights advocates Jane Fonda and Gloria Steinem called on the Federal Communications Commission to suspend Limbaugh's radio license."
The Christian Post: Rush Limbaugh and Jane Fonda: Women Want 'Misogyny' Off the Air
3/13/12: "Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan, and Gloria Steinem, Co-Founders of the Women's Media center, have expressed their vehemence in CNN's opinion section towards Rush Limbaugh and his diatribe directed at Sandra Fluke.... The women have charged that Limbaugh has purposefully dehumanized the people that he's targeted. Their evidence of the strong accusations was that the host called the National Organization of Women 'a bunch of whores to liberalism.'"
Sun Broadcasting Group, Inc: Jane Fonda, Gloria Steinem Call For FCC Action Against Rush Limbaugh Affiliates
3/12/12: Insisting that 'this isn’t political,' the co-founders of the Women's Media Center ripped Limbaugh not just for his comments on student/activist Sandra Fluke but for a series of comments about women and African-Americans that they say demonstrates 'degrading language Limbaugh deploys on women, people of color, lesbians and gays, immigrants, the disabled, the elderly, Muslims, Jews, veterans, environmentalists and so forth,' labeling the comments 'dehumanizing speech.'"
NY Daily News: Rush Limbaugh needs to be silenced by FCC, argue Gloria Steinem, Jane Fonda and Robin Morgan
3/10/12: "In an editorial posted on CNN.com Saturday, Gloria Steinem, Jane Fonda and Robin Morgan urged listeners to file complaints with the FCC in hopes that the government agency will yank the licenses of radio stations that air his show–and thus silence the controversial conservative."