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  •  Conservatives favor the right to controversy? (1+ / 0-)
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    elwior
    Generally speaking, conservatives have consistently favored the right to controversy over the fairness and balance preferred by liberals.
    Please supply reasoning and data for this contention.  It is well-known that conservatives - and corporations - fight to keep muzzle many voices and views.  For example, liberal advocates cannot even PAY tv stations to run anti-gun ads - and single payer health care ads (and supporters) have been silenced for years.  Conservatives "favor" a "right to controversy" only when the view expressed is far right.  

    If conservatives "favored"  a "right to controversy" we would have seen conservatives airing the views of gay rights advocates for decades.

    •  This question could require its own diary... (2+ / 0-)
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      elwior, Eyesbright

      or maybe two or three to cover adequately. But the qualification ("generally speaking") suggests there are exceptions, and you identified an example.

      Some of the evidence for this statement may be found in the links that follow it. I don't have time to respond more fully right now, but perhaps others will comment.

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      by Richard Myers on Sat May 05, 2012 at 10:26:45 AM PDT

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