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  •  Limbaugh's rants are abusive. (2+ / 0-)
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    MKSinSA, oceanview

    The radio audience should not have to provide its own prophylactic.

    As with other forms of abuse, when authority stands silent, it becomes complicit.

    Is there a right to be verbally abusive?  I suppose, when the speech is direct and the target is at hand.  When speech is amplified and distributed over the airwaves, or even just a megaphone in a public space, there's a significant difference. Electronic enhancement and transmission demands a different standard. The auditor's discomfort needs to be taken into account. It's the same difference as between taking a dagger or a bazooka to a dispute.

    Electronic media are the cowards' playground.  And, until it became possible to capture their emanations, their attacks were gone with the wind.

    People to Wall Street: "LET OUR MONEY GO"

    by hannah on Sun Mar 04, 2012 at 02:34:32 AM PST

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