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Lghtning4u
06-23-2004, 09:19 AM
ALERT: Radical liberals have been trying for years
to get Rush Limbaugh off the air. Now, they might
actually succeed -- at least, when it comes to Armed
Forces Radio.

According to CNSNews.com, Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA)
announced last week that he has successfully amended
the Fiscal Year 2005 Defense Authorization bill,
adding a CENSORSHIP provision that calls on American
Forces Radio and Television Service to "provide
political balance in its public affairs programming" --
in other words, to REMOVE the highly popular Limbaugh
from our troops' airwaves.

What was his reasoning? Harkin was quoted as saying
that American Forces Radio and Television Service is
funded by taxpayers of all political persuasions, and
therefore it should "make a greater effort to provide
balanced representation of political viewpoints on
its airwaves to American service members around the
world."

WHAT!!! If he really believes that, why isn't he
introducing bills to DE-FUND National Public Radio?
NPR is the most politically-biased taxpayer-funded
radio network imaginable -- and it's funded by YOU
and ME!

We need to take action NOW to stop this censorship of
traditional American values -- *conservative* values --
on the troops' airwaves. If they succeed here, their
next step is to re-introduced the "Fairness Doctrine"
and get Limbaugh -- and ALL conservative talk radio --
off the air!

TAKE ACTION: What makes this worse is that Harkin's
amendment passed in the Senate by UNANIMOUS consent!
Not ONE Republican Senator stepped forward to defend
Rush. NOT ONE.

Well, the defense authorization bill must be reconciled
by a conference committee, which means we have one more
chance to KILL this outrageous censorship amendment.

Please go to our website below and tell your Congressman
and Senators to STOP the attempt to censor Rush Limbaugh
on Armed Forces Radio:

http://www.rightmarch.com/062304.htm

NOTE: Be sure to forward this Alert to everyone you
know who wants to FIGHT these liberal censorship attempts
NOW, before they grow even bigger. Thank you!

Attilio
06-23-2004, 11:06 AM
traditional American values ?? The man is nothing but full of hate. Ditto

wyldekard
06-24-2004, 12:59 PM
There is something you and anyone who hasn't been in the military don't know. Members of the Armed Forces do not have the same rights that they are tasked to sacrifice their lives to defend. The only rights they have are contained in the Uniform Code of Military Justice. You don't need to get up in arms about this. AFN, AFR, The Stars and Stripes which are the TV, radio, and print for the military are already strictly controlled media outlets owned by the Department of Defence. It doesn't make any difference if Harkins amendment is adopted or not. The troops in the trenches have never read, heard, or viewed non-biased, balanced news reporting as long as these media outlets have existed. In fact, in whatever form, the troops have never been given the real story for as long as there has been a standing military.

You should also consider the fact that the average citizen also does not recieve unbiased, balanced news reporting in any form either. You get sound bites and one sided stories calculated to form your opinion for you.

I share Atillilio's opinion. Rush Limbaugh is anything but a fair, unbiased, and accurate reflection of American values.