VoteVets.org, the largest progressive group for American military veterans, is calling on the American Forces Network (AFN) to stop broadcasting Rush Limbaugh’s show in the wake of his attack on Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke.
The group’s senior advisor Miranda Norman, along with three other female veterans, released a statement Monday afternoon requesting the network severe ties with the controversial radio host.
“Rush Limbaugh has a freedom of speech and can say what he wants, but in light of his horribly misogynistic comments, American Forces Radio should no longer give him a platform,” they said. “Our entire military depends on troops respecting each other – women and men. There simply can be no place on military airwaves for sentiments that would undermine that respect. When many of our female troops use birth control, for Limbaugh to say they are “sluts” and “prostitutes” is beyond the pale.”
However, Pentagon spokesperson George Little says that the AFN will continue to air Limbaugh’s show. The AFN is owned and controlled by the Pentagon.
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