Rush Limbaugh Asked to Remove Peter Gabriel Music From Show

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By Myles Collier, Christian Post Contributor
March 6, 2012|11:13 am

Since Rush Limbaugh's offensive remarks last week about Georgetown University law student, Sandra Fluke, advertisers, radio stations and now Peter Gabriel are leaving the embattled radio show host.

A representative for Gabriel posted a message on the musicians Facebook page Monday. The message asked that his music no longer be used on Limbaugh's show.

Gabriel's song "Sledgehammer" had played in the background while Limbaugh called Fluke a "slut" and a "prostitute" for her testimony during a Congressional hearing about contraception.

"Peter was appalled to learn that his music was linked to Rush Limbaugh's extraordinary attack on Sandra Fluke," the message reads.

"It is obvious from anyone that knows Peter's work that he would never approve such a use. He has asked his representatives to make sure his music is withdrawn and especially from these unfair aggressive and ignorant comments."

Along with Gabriel and several advertisers including AOL, radio stations across the country are dropping the controversial host.

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Two radio stations announced Monday that they have dropped Rush Limbaugh's show from their stations.

WBEC in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and KPUA in Hilo, Hawaii, both dropped the syndicated radio host from their stations.

"The most recent incident has crossed a line of decency and a standard that we expect of programming on KPUA whether it is locally produced or a syndicated program like the Rush Limbaugh show," KPUA president Chris Leonard said in a statement.

The statement continued: "Regardless of one's political views on the issue being discussed, we feel the delivery was degrading and the continued comments over several days to be egregious. As a result, we are discontinuing the Rush Limbaugh program on KPUA effective immediately."

WBEC general manager Peter Barry explained to local media that Limbaugh had overstepped his boundaries.

"The nature of Rush's programming has always presented challenges for us and he's always pushed the envelope," he said. "But this time he's taken it too far."

 

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