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Rush Limbaugh's Soul Preying (M. McKinney)

Rush Limbaugh must apologize or be fired for racial and sexual slurs and the hate tirade on Haiti.

Ezili's HLLN Action Alert: File an FCC complaint against Rush Limbaugh's graphic race-baiting, hate-filled statements about Haiti, on the air on May 20, 2009, between 12-3pm for the Clear Channel Communications.

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- HLLN Action Alert

- A sample letter to Limbaugh - at his email address: elrushbo@eibnet.com

- Three Comments from Haitians on Rush Limbaugh denigrating Haitians

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HLLN URGENT ACTION APPEAL

Please join Ezili's Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network (HLLN) in holding Clear Channel Communications, Premiere Radio Networks, its advertisers, station carriers and Rush Limbaugh, ACCOUNTABLE for denigrating, defaming and undermining Haiti and its people by preying on prejudice, ignorance and racial hatred. Demand for Limbaugh's Clear Channel Radio Syndications to pull his show off the air, until Rush Limbaugh apologizes for his racially offensive and stereotypical statement about Haiti.

Articulating his hate in the form of a racist and sexual slur on the
impoverished and voiceless people of Haiti, Rush Limbaugh, on the air, on May 20, 2009, had this to say about Bill Clinton becoming a special envoy to Haiti:


LIMBAUGH: "I'm just gonna tell you, if I was named envoy to Haiti [laughing] I'd quit government. Envoy to Haiti? You can't even pick up a prostitute down there without genuine fear of AIDS." Source: Media Matters*

Mr. Limbaugh apparently believes he may be as openly racist and offensive on the public airwaves about Haiti as possible without being vulnerable to the opinion of decent Americans, the global community, and especially the targeted Haitian people he so wantonly disparages. Contrary to Limbaugh's racist fear-mongering, the "danger of AIDS is ever present in every city, every town and every hamlet on the face of the earth, and that of course includes American and European suburbia" not just in Haiti as Mr. Limbaugh's would make it sound.

In fact, Haiti's HIV aids rate (2.2%) is lower than that of some US cities. Ending AIDs is everyone's load to bear. (Go to: New HIV rate for D.C. women higher than in Haiti; Washington D.C., the " capital of one of the world's wealthiest and most powerful countries has an HIV infection rate of at least 3%"; and see also, HIV/AIDS in Haiti and Latin America By Ce'sar Chelala, May 02, 2009, stating that - "About 190,000 Haitians, or 2.2% of [the nine million] population, are suffering from HIV/AIDS, according to UNAIDS...Currently, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico have the largest epidemics in the region -- due in part to the fact that they simply have larger populations. More than 40% of all people who are living with HIV/AIDS in Latin America live in Brazil."

Rush Limbaugh's statements feed, and are perpetuating the racist and unfounded myth that Haitians are aids carriers. For there's a "genuine fear of aids" in all countries when one picks up a prostitute and indulges in sexual promiscuity, not just in Haiti. There is no special Haitian genetic trait that makes AIDS more likely to be transmitted in Haiti than in Rush Limbaugh's own hometown in the US. Haiti's HIV/Aids fallout is from sex tourism in the 1970s and 1980s.

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Limbaugh's remarks are offensive, discriminatory, slanderous and racially biased. Please join Ezili's HLLN in demanding that Limbaugh's employer, Premiere Radio Networks, a wholly owned subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications (http://www.clearchannel.com/) pulls the Rush Limbaugh show off the air, until Rush Limbaugh apologizes for his racially offensive statements about Haiti's people. Demand that Limbaugh must apologize or get off the air. Demand accountability and that Clear Channel Communications addresses Rush Limbaugh's racial stereotyping, irresponsible language and hate-mongering before it hits the airwaves, defames and offends a whole nation.

Limbaugh's show claims to be one of the most listened-to radio (12 to 3 pm) programs. It is syndicated over 600 radio stations nationwide by the Premiere Radio Networks, a wholly owned subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications (http://www.clearchannel.com/). Premiere Radio Networks is headed by Executive Charlie Rahilly.


File an on-line FCC complaint IMMEDIATELY against Rush Limbaugh and his radio employers for indecency, fear-mongering and race-baiting. To file a complaint to the FCC about Rush Limbaugh's INDECENT, racist anti-Haiti radio content, go to:

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Human Rights Lawyer, Ezili Danto is dedicated to correcting the media lies and colonial narratives about Haiti. An award winning playwright, a performance poet, author and lawyer, Ezili Danto is founder of the Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network, (more...)
 

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