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  •  What absolutely galls me is that his freedom to (12+ / 0-)

    vomit hate speech is done on the American people's airwaves...a national resource owned by ALL the American people.  

    The heinous filth uttered on an almost continuous basis by rabid right-wing propagandists via public airwaves is destroying the body politic.  I used to be against the Fairness Doctrine based on freedom of speech issues...not anymore

    Robber Baron "ReTHUGisms": John D. Rockefeller -"The way to make money is to buy when blood is running in the streets"; Jay Gould -"I can hire one half of the working class to kill the other half."

    by ranton on Sun Oct 07, 2012 at 05:55:06 PM PDT

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    •  if the fairness doctrine is a violation of free sp (5+ / 0-)
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      then the very existence of the FCC is equally unconstitutional.

      I just genetically engineer them, I don't nominate them for President.

      by happymisanthropy on Sun Oct 07, 2012 at 07:02:40 PM PDT

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    •  I believe (5+ / 0-)
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      we will not be able to solve this problem unless we can return to the Fairness Doctrine.  It doesn't (or shouldn't) interfere with free speech in that individuals would still be free to express the Limbaugh "philosophy" but the station would be required to provide alternate and balancing opinion.  That would be a vast improvement on the current state of affairs.  Unfortunately, I don't think that is within the realm of possiblity.

      •  And equal time. (2+ / 0-)
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        For every hour of Rush, there would have to be an equivalent hour of some progressive going on the air to present opposing views.

        I'm there.

        This experiment in deregulation has produced a clear outcome: hate spew from coast to coast, wall to wall, and enough is enough.

        "Minus two votes for the Republican" equals "plus one vote for the Democrat." Arithmetic doesn't care about their feelings either!

        by G2geek on Mon Oct 08, 2012 at 04:14:00 AM PDT

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