Action Alert - sign petition for Armed Forces Radio to drop Limbaugh
by ACSR, Tue Jan 11, 2005 at 06:12:25 AM EST
AFRTS (Armed Forces Radio), which broadcasts to troops stationed overseas in Europe, Asia and elsewhere, has been carrying the Rush Limbaugh program for some time. This is the only politically oriented talk show AFRTS carries.
This amounts to nothing less than right-wing political indoctrination of the troops.
The petition reads, in part:
"America's soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines currently are only hearing a single politically oriented talk radio host--the intensely partisan Rush Limbaugh.
Our troops deserve the right to get a balanced perspective from their talk radio. They deserve the same freedom of choice that any of America's citizens receive when they switch on a radio.
Our troops are fighting overseas to protect American values and our democracy--at the heart of which lie the principles of fairness, balance, and equality. They deserve no less in the political speech they receive.
We ask Congress to enact the Harkin amendment to the DoD's annual appropriation and call on the DoD to ensure that AFRTS is providing equal time and a balanced perspective on its network."
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