By Douglas V. Gibbs
When Don Imus uttered "nappy-headed-hos" it became a controversy that nearly killed the veteran host's career.
A few weeks ago when Rush Limbaugh called Sandra Fluke, a Georgetown University Student seeking free birth control, a "slut" and a "prostitute" because she testified she wants other people to pay for her sexual appetite by providing free contraceptives through her insurance, the king of talk radio lost advertisers, and has faced a gauntlet of criticism from the main extreme media, as well as calls for him to be removed from the radio airwaves, and even a threat against his life.
Then, John and Ken of KFI Los Angeles got suspended for daring to call Whitney Houston, 3 days after her death, a "crack-ho."
Without necessarily condoning their actions, let me say this first about each of these host's infractions:
- Imus was guilty of being white. Think about it. If someone like Steve Harvey had called those women basketball players "nappy-headed-hos" he would have gotten a couple stern looks, but mostly he would have gotten chuckles for his "street humor."
- Rush Limbaugh was guilty of using the language of the liberal left, while calling attention to the obvious. Fluke made a choice to screw to her heart's content, so if she wants to make that choice, then she ought to be personally responsible and buy her own damn birth control. But, so as to contribute to the false liberal accusation that republicans want to take away your birth control from you, she is testifying that other people ought to buy it for her so that she can get her contraceptives for free. What do you call people like Fluke that will jump on sexual partners at that rate? What do you call people that get paid by others to have sex?
- As for John and Ken, it may have been insensitive, but what did you expect people to say about Whitney Houston considering her drug history?
Which brings us back to the L.A. City Council's attempt to silence those people using language not unlike the words used by leftists against people like Palin, Bachmann, Christine O'Donnell, or Sharon Angle.
These leftists in Los Angeles are proposing censorship because the radio hosts are not willing to play ball, for daring to not rain flowery words on those that meet with liberal approval, and censorship for daring not to follow the rules of decency as determined by the liberal left.
In other words, they wish to silence all that dare to oppose their ideas. That is what this is all about.
Ask yourself. Have you ever heard of conservatives calling for the censorship or silence of their opposition? They may disagree with the liberals, and challenge the liberal left agenda, but you don't hear the conservatives calling for the silence of the left as the liberals call for the silence of those that oppose them.
-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary
City Council Warns "Crack Ho" Comments Intolerable, Calls for Diversity in Talk Radio - CBS Los Angeles
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