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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:49 PM

The Armed Forces Network won't dump Rush

Over 29,000 people signed a petition, but it didn't work
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Official Department of Defense Response to Sec. Panetta, Get Rush Limbaugh Off Armed Forces Radio NOW! No tax money for abusive, divisive, insulting language.
Rush Limbaugh and Armed Forces Radio

By Bryan G. Whitman

Thank you for your interest in American Forces Network (AFN) programming for our service members overseas. We appreciate your participation in the "We the People" platform on www.whitehouse.gov and your concerns about the programming available to our troops.

AFN is charged with providing current information and entertainment programming to our Department of Defense audiences overseas, similar to what they could see and hear via the media in the United States. AFN acquires top-rated radio programs, as measured by audience ratings in the United States, and delivers them via satellite to our soldiers, sailors, Marines, and airmen stationed worldwide in 177 countries. AFN does not advertise on, provide any funding for, offer products for sale, or sponsor any of the programs (including the Rush Limbaugh Show) it relays to its audiences.

AFN does not censor content, and we believe it is important that service members have access to a variety of viewpoints.

See the complete list of political talk shows offered on AFN.

Review all of our radio and television services/schedules.

Again, thank you for your interest in our service members and the programming services AFN extends to them.

Bryan G. Whitman is the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/sec-panetta-get-rush-limbaugh-armed-forces-radio-now-no-tax-money-abusive-divisive-insulting/p439GWMm

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Reply The Armed Forces Network won't dump Rush (Original post)
LeftInTX Nov 2012 OP
joesdaughter Nov 2012 #1
dhol82 Nov 2012 #2
Egalitarian Thug Nov 2012 #8
The Wielding Truth Nov 2012 #3
itsrobert Nov 2012 #4
99th_Monkey Nov 2012 #6
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #5
99th_Monkey Nov 2012 #7
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #10
jonthebru Nov 2012 #11
Egalitarian Thug Nov 2012 #9

Response to LeftInTX (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:58 PM

1. FLOTUS

His continued cruel comments about the First Lady and his calling her "Moochelle" should be enough to withdraw the programming. It is not censorship- it is decency and good taste.

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Response to LeftInTX (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:05 AM

2. sadly

they play the 'top rated' programs. Unfortunately, the idiot rush is at the top.

Bryan is probably a Limpball devotee. Sad.

Wonder what the troops would want? Wonder if anybody has asked them what they would prefer? Interesting question.

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Response to dhol82 (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:28 AM

8. wrong place. n/t

 

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Response to LeftInTX (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:06 AM

3. Would they have Tokyo Rose spouting off to the troops, too? Both set on destroying democracy.

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Response to LeftInTX (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:08 AM

4. Hopefully, SecDef Kerry makes flushes Rush

n/t

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Response to itsrobert (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:17 AM

6. Now that's a lovely thought. Thank you. ~nt

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Response to LeftInTX (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:16 AM

5. Put Randi on for an hour or two on AFN

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:20 AM

7. I'd rather have Malloy and/or Hartmann

Randy can be so inflammatory, but then maybe that's what we want.

Actually Malloy is no slouch in that department either.

How about all 3?

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:32 AM

10. Sounds like a great idea!

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 02:25 AM

11. The Thom Hartmann Show is already on AFN according to his show intro.

Randi Rhodes would be great.

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Response to LeftInTX (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:28 AM

9. I only know a few Iraq & Afghanistan vets, but all of them say that they never listened to AFN.

 

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Everyone has a mp3 player and listen to their own choices and swap tunes with each other. When they are in common areas the crap either gets turned down or drowned out. 20somethings have zero interest in what is provided by the assholes that are trying to get them killed.

It's probably a lot different in the rear.

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