Talk Host Joe Madison Campaigning To 'Take Action Against Rush Limbaugh'
November 19, 2010 at 1:43 PM (PT)
RADIO ONE Talk WOL-A/WASHINGTON and XM SATELLITE RADIO THE POWER host JOE MADISON has launched a campaign to "take action against RUSH LIMBAUGH" for comments the PREMIERE RADIO NETWORKS host has made. LIMBAUGH's criticism of President OBAMA's administration as being "graffiti on the walls of American history" and a parody movie poster posted at LIMBAUGH's website for "Driving Miss NANCY," depicting Rep, JAMES CLYBURN (D-SC) in MORGAN FREEMAN's role as the driver and former House Speaker NANCY PELOSI (D-CA) in JESSICA TANDY's "Miss Daisy" role.
MADISON went on fellow radio talker ED SCHULTZ's MSNBC show THURSDAY night and complained, "We have not heard this type of conversation even when segregationists were at their height. Stations that carry LIMBAUGH's program have got to ask ... do you really want to subject your audience to this throwback era when racism ran rampant?" MADISON said he would gather civil rights groups to do "exactly what the ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE would do" and contact LIMBAUGH's affiliates, and threatened to take the issue to the FCC. The FCC does not regulate content other than for indecency.
LIMBAUGH, on WEDNESDAY's show, said that the "American left and the media is simply out of its mind over my characterization of the OBAMA presidency as graffiti on the walls of history. They're claiming that this is not even well-disguised race-baiting, and they're claiming that it's race-baiting for two reasons. A, only blacks write graffiti. Now, that's palpably untrue. Graffiti is an art form that has been popularized by the poor, regardless of their skin color. The other reason they're upset over this is because I refer to OBAMA and his gang. They're assuming that I am making a racial comment here. And then they didn't like what MICHAELE put on our website, our graphic designer, our website art depicting this, OBAMA as graffiti on MOUNT RUSHMORE. I mean, it's too easy. It's too easy. BRIAN MALONEY, 'Radio Equalizer,' is right. He thinks they have a bounty on me, whoever it is, is gonna be made a lot of money if they come up with the way to get me, quote, unquote, fired or off the air.
"They're upset about this CLYBURN business, this 'Driving Miss NANCY,' that still has 'em over the moon, they still can't figure this out, and I have been borne out as accurate about this, this Congressional Black Caucus is withholding its support of PELOSI, placing CLYBURN in this make up leadership position, the number three. They're not using the word, but they want to make sure it's not a token appointment. We got the audio sound bites here."