Why is Rush Limbaugh still on Armed Forces Radio?

From VoteVets by email:

Yesterday, we sent this statement out from four female veterans who are members of VoteVets.org, regarding Rush Limbaugh’s recent statement that women who use birth control are “sl-ts”, calling for the American Forces Network to stop broadcasting him:

“Rush Limbaugh has a freedom of speech and can say what he wants, but in light of his horribly misogynistic comments, American Forces Network should no longer give him a platform. Our entire military depends on troops respecting each other – women and men. There simply can be no place on military airwaves for sentiments that would undermine that respect. When many of our female troops use birth control, for Limbaugh to say they are “sl-ts” and “prostitutes” is beyond the pale. It isn’t just disrespectful to our women serving our country, but it’s language that goes against everything that makes our military work. Again, we swore to uphold our Constitution, including the freedom of speech, and would not take that away from anyone – even Limbaugh. But that does not mean AFN should broadcast him. In fact, it shouldn’t.”

If Armed Forces Radio is such a believer in Free Speech do they permit David Duke a radio show too? Or is this just a free speech smokescreen?


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