Goal: Silence Rush Limbaugh
Appearing on MSNBC's "The Ed Show", Reverend Al Sharpton said Monday he was planning to meet with the FCC next week in an effort to get Rush Limbaugh off the air.
His plan? According to Joe Newby at examiner.com, he intends to intimidate radio stations who air the popular talk show host by threatening their FCC licenses if Rush Limbaugh is on their schedule.
Claiming the public has the right to "not be offended", Sharpton said Limbaugh can say what he wants to at home - but apparently no where else. Or, at least only in a venue where no one can hear him.
Sharpton says the FCC should establish guidelines for "acceptable" speech.
He also seemed to advocate letting the FCC determine how large stations can become.
Sharpton said he was planning to meet with other civil rights groups in hopes they would join his cause, but said they would decide for themselves if they wished to take part in his crusade against Limbaugh's free speech.
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