Investigations and Hearings Division
445 12th St., SW, Room 3-B443
Washington, DC 20554
Re: Rush Limbaugh/WLS broadcast indecency
Sir or Madam,
The Rush Limbaugh program is broadcast daily between 11 am and 2 pm on WLS, NewsTalk 890 here in Chicago. On April 12, 2005, Mr. Limbaugh said the following about former Vice President Albert Gore:
Even if we disregard the fact that Mr. Limbaugh's statements were in reference to a former Vice President of the United States, his comments regarding high school children engaged in sexual activities were clearly indecent and inappropriate for the noon-hour. The FCC website defines "broadcast indecency" as "language or material that, in context, depicts or describes, in terms patently offensive as measured by contemporary community broadcast standards for the broadcast medium, sexual or excretory organs or activities." http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/obscene.html
When does he start up this stupid little network? August? Yip yip yip yahoo. You know what Gore said about this? It's going to be liberal. It's going to reflect the point of view of young people.
What the hell is that, Al? What the hell is the point of view of young people? Blow jobs -- that's what they're doing out there. They're out there getting oral sex all day long -- that's what they're talking about. That's the point of view -- they can't wait -- that your boss, Al, made sure that's become the number one sport in high school today. So, I guess you're going to have a BJ network out there, Al, is that what you're going to do? You're going to call your network the Oral Sex Channel out there -- start competing with MTV?
No, it's not going to have any of this stuff out there, folks. It's going to be talking about liberalism, no, no, no, that's not what we're about. Classic -- cannot even admit who he is.
Please apply the FCC's standards of decency to these indecent broadcasters.
So-Called "Austin Mayor"