Free Speech Under Attack

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KPUA, the local AM radio station in Hilo Hawai’i has pulled the Rush Limbaugh show from their programming schedule.  In an act of intolerance and a attack on Free Speech. 

Posted: Monday, March 5th, 2012 10:22 AM HST

KPUA cancels Rush Limbaugh radio show in Hilo

By 67AM KPUA News
Hilo, Hawaii March 5, 2012: New West Broadcasting announced today that it is discontinuing the Rush Limbaugh program on KPUA AM 670 in Hilo, Hawaii effective immediately.Chris Leonard, President and General Manager of New West released the following statement this morning:“We have always encouraged spirited discussion about national and local issues on KPUA and from time to time those discussions may be deemed by some to be objectionable. We are strong believers in the first amendment and have recognized Mr. Limbaugh’s right to express opinions that often times differ from our own, but
it has never been our goal to allow our station to be used for personal attacks and intolerance. The most recent incident has crossed a line of decency and a standard that we expect of programming on KPUA whether it is locally produced or a syndicated program like the Rush Limbaugh show.

While much of the national debate regarding this issue is now being framed in political terms, the decision for us is one of decency and responsibility. Regardless of one’s political views on the issue being discussed, we feel the delivery was degrading and the continued comments over several days to be egregious. As a result, we are discontinuing the Rush Limbaugh program on KPUA effective immediately.”

For questions or comments, email us at news@kpua.net

KPUA is a CBS affiliate, so it is apart of the network of intolerant leftest news stations.  This knee jerk reaction to pull the Rush Limbaugh is an attack on Free Speech.  Even in the statement on KPUA’s website does not justify “spirited discussion”, it does show intolerance to free speech.

Why has KPUA chosen to punish their listeners by pulling the Rush Limbaugh show from their programming schedule?  Because Rush commented on a political activist that is apart of the Culture of Death.  Rush commented on the testimony of Sandra Fluke that was staged as a phony demonstration conducted by the Socialist Democrats and Nancy Pelosi (a.k.a. Nazi Piglosi).  In an effort to change the attacks on Religious Consciences and the First Amendment by Obama and his Marxist Regime, the Democrats have tried to make contraception out to be a woman’s health issue.  The two are not related in any sense.  That’s the crime that Rush and his listeners are being punished for.

Rush asked a question about Sandra Fluke’s testimony about women not having access to contraception.  He asked what does that make her?  A Slut!  Sandra Fluke went on to claim using examples of women she claims to know, having sex, and having medical issues because of the lack of contraception availability.  This testimony was given in full public disclosure to a panel of Socialist Democrats that supports a culture of immorality and death.  Sandra Fluke was advancing Obama’s policy to use contraception as a whole new entitlement program.

When in reality, the Socialist Democrats were attempting to change the subject on Obama’s attacks on religion and the First Amendment.  Rush did apologized over the weekend.  Here is what Rush said:

A Statement from Rush

March 03, 2012

For over 20 years, I have illustrated the absurd with absurdity, three hours a day, five days a week.  In this instance, I chose the wrong words in my analogy of the situation. I did not mean a personal attack on Ms. Fluke.

I think it is absolutely absurd that during these very serious political times, we are discussing personal sexual recreational activities before members of Congress. I personally do not agree that American citizens should pay for these social activities. What happened to personal responsibility and accountability? Where do we draw the line? If this is accepted as the norm, what will follow? Will we be debating if taxpayers should pay for new sneakers for all students that are interested in running to keep fit?In my monologue, I posited that it is not our business whatsoever to know what is going on in anyone’s bedroom nor do I think it is a topic that should reach a Presidential level.

My choice of words was not the best, and in the attempt to be humorous, I created a national stir. I sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke for the insulting word choices.

As a result, KPUA decided to punish its listeners and pull the Rush Limbaugh show.  But what Rush said wasn’t anything Rush hasn’t said before.  Other radio talk show hosts have said far worse things.  Leftist talk show hosts like Ed Schultz, Bill Press and Mike Malloy have said far worse things.  But this all a distraction away from the larger issue.

What the larger issue is about is the government forcing religious institutions to go against their conscience.  What this is about is the government forcing religious institutions to supply contraception to their employees.  It is about the government forcing you to purchase a product which is against your religious beliefs.  This is NOT about Sandra Fluke.  This not about Rush Limbaugh either.  This is about free speech.  This is about freedom of choice.  This about religious freedoms.  This about the Obama Regime attacking the United States Constitution.

As a result, I have decided not to listen to KPUA or support their advertisers until KPUA returns Rush Limbaugh to their programming schedule.  We don’t have a lot of radio stations here in Hilo.  We don’t have any talk radio stations at all, except for KPUA’s sports talk shows.  For KPUA’s management to cancel the Rush Limbaugh show over his comments is just another attack on free speech.  It is wrong!  I have sent KPUA an email expressing my disappointment with their decision and I hope they change their misguided decision.

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