Rush to Judgment
by Jim Vann
March 14, 2012 02:20 PM | 771 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Over the last week of so there has been a lot of hoo-haa regarding statements made by Rush Limbaugh about some woman's testimony before Congress. In his wrath and concern, he apparently called her a name or two. As a former broadcaster, I am left with one big question. Is there still an FCC, and, if so, what, exactly do they do?

We are told that the woman is a law student at Georgetown University. Why hasn't there been a law suit filed for slander? I know I would consider it slanderous if somebody called my wife or one of my daughters a name like that on the radio.

I don't know Rush Limbaugh and I don't know this woman (any more that Limbaugh does.) I do know that, for 40 years of my life, slander like this would have gotten me fined and/or fired.

Perhaps the rules have been changed, like the "traveling" rule was changed for Michael Jordan. I sure would like to know.

Jim Vann was a part of the morning show on KICKS Radio for twenty years. Since leaving broadcasting he has earned his paralegal certificate from Kennesaw State University, and is a trained mediator. Jim is employed by the Law Firm of G. Michael Smith, in Dunwoody. He is the author of “Who Died...And Left You in Charge?” available at Jim also blogs three times a week (if the grandkids don't come over.)

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