Gloria Steinem, Jane Fonda and Robin Morgan, founders of the Women’s Media Center, have written an Op-Ed on CNN about invoking FCC rules vis a vis Rush Limbaugh.
I do not necessarily subscribe to their point of view, BUT they have a RIGHT to be angry and to speak out about the verbal abuse of women and institutionalized misogyny on the public airwaves. There is ZERO doubt about that. OK?
But there is the typical blog swarm, exclusively Rightie, that “refutes” their argument with almost naught BUT hateful and extremely woman-hating commentary on the “free speech” of these venerable icons of feminism. To wit (hate-speak emphasis added):
Reliapundit / THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS: FEMINIST ICONS, FONDA & STEINEM, OUT THEMSELVES AS ANTI-FREE SPEECH FEMINAZIS: CALL FOR THE FCC TO BAN RUSH LIMBAUGH
ZIP / Weasel Zippers: Feminist Hags Jane Fonda And Gloria Steinem Call For FCC To Ban Rush Limbaugh…
BigFurHat / iOwnTheWorld.com: This Reads Like Political Parody
TWB / The POH Diaries: AWWWW. Femi-Nazi’s Want Rush Silenced*
Doug Mataconis / Outside the Beltway: They’re Making Me Defend Rush Limbaugh
Jim Hoft / The Gateway Pundit: Oh Brother… Bill Maher’s Gal-Pals Hanoi Jane & Gloria Steinem Say Rush Limbaugh Should be Taken Off Air
Jeff Poor / The Daily Caller: Maher calls efforts to pressure Rush Limbaugh’s sponsors ‘the system being manipulated’
Andrew Stuttaford / National Review: Banning Limbaugh
Dan Riehl / BREITBART.COM: BAN JANE FONDA NOT RUSH LIMBAUGH
Susan Duclos / Wake up America: Flashback- Rush Limbaugh Skewers Jane Fonda; The Grapes are Still Sour
Clark Stooksbury / The American Conservative: Hanoi Jane Approximately
Dan / Riehl World View: Jane Fonda, CNN Smear Limbaugh With Out Of Context Quote
[* Uh, great use of the singular possessive in place of the plural there, Einstein.]
No misogyny or hate speech there. Nosiree. Nothing to see here. MoveOn, MoveOn.
And that’s how you shoot yourself in the foot defending hate-speech against women.
Way to go (with one Quisling exception) guys!
What is MOST disturbing is that there are NO liberal/blue voices represented, by self-selection. Our discourse has separated into entirely segregated rhetorical universes, and, all history tells me, this is extraordinarily dangerous for the life of the Republic.
The blue only talks to the blue; the red only screeches to the red.
A house divided … indisputably.