HT to Calitics for this, but viewers at CBS 13 seem to think the “Barack the Magic Negro” parody song running on Rush Limbaugh’s talk radio show is a bit over the top.
And here’s a link to a story by CBS 13.
Ã‚Â I am going to come out and say Rush Limbaugh has a first amendment right to say what he wants and air content on his program that he wants. And the song is clearly parody, lifting lines from a column about Barack ObamaÃ‚Â that ran in the LA Times a short while ago.Ã‚Â
And while Rush has the right to say what he wants, I also have to right to say I think this parody is bigoted.Ã‚Â I will take it a step further and start identifying advertisers of his program to let them know this is the sort of programming that they support with their advertising dollars.Ã‚Â And as a consumer, I can make a choice not to patronize advertisers on Rush’s station.
Locally, KFI airs the Limbaugh program.Ã‚Â There is no reference to this parody in KFI’s web site.Ã‚Â A Detroit station, WJR, began airing disclaimers before Rush’s broadcasts.Ã‚Â Here’s a liink to KFI’s sponsors if you decide you don’t want to support this sort of speech on the public’s airwaves, tell the sponsors why.Ã‚Â http://www.kfi640.com/pages/sponsors.html.
To contact the station, information is below.Ã‚Â PLease be respectful adn courteous to those you might speak with.
KFI AM 640
3400 W Olive Ave Ste 550
Burbank CA 91505
Business Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30AM-5:30PM
Main: (818) 559-2252
Programming: (818) 566-6476
KFI Newsroom: (323) CALL-KFI (225-5534)
Listener Line: (800) 520-1KFI (1534)