Appearing on MSNBC Monday evening, Rev. Al Sharpton told host Ed Schultz that he was meeting with representatives of the FCC to discuss ways to prohibit conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh's "blatant racist tirades." Sharpton also brags about his efforts in preventing Limbaugh from taking an ownership stake in the National Football League (NFL) last year:
Rush Limbaugh has the right to see whatever he wants to say. He can't do it on publicly regulated air waves. The FCC has the responsibility to set standards to say the public cannot be offended based on their race or gender in this country, and you federally regulated air waves that they give licenses to that are very competitive and the FCC is very selective based on standards.
Protecting people against being offended?
Any regular listener of El Rushbo knows Limbaugh is no racist, but liberal activists continue to insist on government-regulated "guidelines" to police talk radio airwaves for so-called "offensive" language (aka anything they disagree with). Will Sharpton and his coalition partners be successful?