Al Sharpton: Racist, Sexist Rush Limbaugh Should Be Canned by FCC

Brian Maloney at the Radio Equalizer blog reported that the Rev. Al Sharpton used his radio show to accuse someone else of having a radio show with a racial bias. Sharpton said clearly the FCC is not trying to block "free speech" just racist or sexist speech, as defined by a wise man, like Al Sharpton:

And part of what I think the FCC needs to do is give the guidelines of what is excusable and what is not. What is permit-able or permitted I should say and what is not because clearly you’re not trying to block free speech.

But, I think that for people to engage in programming shows that will use racial or gender bias as their format, we’ve got a right to say there are standards that the FCC can say that you cannot continue to have licenses to do that. You got to remember that those stations that Rush Limbaugh is on and others are regulated by FCC, granted by FCC. They go back to them to get waivers. They go back to them to get consolidation.

They have the right to set standards that does not impair your right to speak what you believe, but it does say that you are not going to be able to do that to offend groups of Americans based on their race their gender, their sexual status, none of that.

Clearly, Sharpton has never liked how Limbaugh's parodists had him singing "Barack, the Magic Negro," which helpful liberals in the media then went to certain Hillary-created media "watchdogs" to rabidly insist Rush was airing the equivalent of a "black-faced minstrel show."

Tim Graham
Tim Graham
Tim Graham is Executive Editor of NewsBusters and is the Media Research Center’s Director of Media Analysis