Hanoi Jane's Attempt to Muzzle Rush Reflects Hollywood Hypocrisy

Monday, 12 Mar 2012 11:48 AM

By James Hirsen

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James Hirsen's Perspective from Los Angeles: Three prominent liberal feminists recently published an editorial on CNN, which lobbied for Rush Limbaugh’s show to be pulled off the air.

The trio carried on about the conservative talk show host’s “misogyny” over the Sandra Fluke flap and urged readers to contact Rush’s radio syndication company to convince the corporation to confiscate Limbaugh’s golden microphone.

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Morgan, Steinem, and Fonda want to silence Rush.
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Gloria Steinem, Robin Morgan, and Jane Fonda, co-founders of the Women's Media Center, penned the hit piece. In it, they compare Limbaugh to Nazi propagandist Josef Goebbels, criticizing him for using the term “femi-nazi.”

They additionally suggest that it might be “a fitting time to inquire of his [Rush’s] syndicator, Clear Channel Communications, whether it intends to continue supporting someone who addicts his audience to regular doses of hate speech.”

The writers opine that in the event that Clear Channel should refuse to “clean up its airways,” then it may be “time for the public to ask the FCC a basic question: Are the stations carrying Limbaugh's show in fact using their licenses ‘in the public interest?’”

Steinem, Morgan, and Fonda contend that Rush should be yanked from the air for what they refer to as “dehumanizing speech.”

The left is evidently putting in a great deal of effort to keep the Fluke controversy, and the three longtime liberal feminists seem to be quite willing to assist in the stoking of the anti-conservative fire.

However, using Fonda in an effort to stifle free speech is a tactic that drips with Hollywood irony.

Fonda is, of course, the individual who in July of 1972 made a celebrity stopover in Hanoi, and as our soldiers braved the battles of the Vietnam War, she sat with the enemy for a photo-op aboard an anti-aircraft gun.

While in Vietnam, Fonda made 10 radio broadcasts in which she denounced American political and military leaders as “war criminals.” Disgustingly, when cases of torture began to emerge among POWs returning to the United States, Fonda called the returning POWs “hypocrites and liars.”

Fonda later expressed some regret about the enemy aiding photo, but not for the traitorous trip or the broadcasts made for our foes.

In September 2009, Fonda signed a letter that protested the Toronto International Film Festival's presentation of 10 films about the Israeli city of Tel Aviv. The protest letter said that the spotlight on Tel Aviv was part of “the Israeli propaganda machine.”

Rabbi Marvin Hier, who founded the Simon Wiesenthal Center, called the boycott “an attack on the heart and soul of Israel.”

About those who signed the letter, Rabbi Hier said, “By calling into question the legitimacy of Tel Aviv, they are supporting a one-state solution, which means the destruction of the State of Israel.”

The actress later expressed regret for some of the language used in the protest letter.

In contrast with Fonda and her partial mea culpas for her egregious speech and conduct, Rush has made a full apology for the on-air language that he used to describe Fluke.

Interestingly, while expressing disdain over the use of the term “femi-nazi,” Fonda and her cohorts have illustrated why Rush’s coined phrase for radical feminists has a ring of truth to it, since they are choosing to follow in the footsteps of totalitarian dictators who seek to silence those with whom they disagree.

James Hirsen, J.D., M.A., in media psychology, is a New York Times best-selling author, media analyst, and law professor. Visit Newsmax.TV Hollywood. Read more reports from James Hirsen — Click Here Now.

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