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  •  democracy could handle it- until talk radio monopo (7+ / 0-)
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    ly.

    1000 coordinated radio stations repeating think tank-talking points have made the difference the last 20 years.

    democracy  was designed to handle all the other stuff - ignorance, money in politics and media, etc. maybe it was slow but steady.

    the talk radio monopoly that the left has been giving a free speech free ride is the only medium in our history that has allowed the kind of widespread UNCHALLENGED repetition that goebles would be jealous of. it can overwhelm the normal feedback mechanisms a democracy requires. and it can create pro-corporate made-to-order constituencies in days.

    they're not low information voters, they're well dis-informed voters.

    and our universities are its biggest supporters.

    This is a list of 76 universities for Rush Limbaugh that endorse global warming denial, racism, sexism, and partisan lying by broadcasting sports on Limbaugh radio stations.

    by certainot on Sat Oct 13, 2012 at 11:51:23 AM PDT

    •  Great comment certainot. (1+ / 0-)
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      certainot

      I suggest fleshing out to a diary. What are "the normal feedback mechanisms a democracy requires" and how does talk radio overwhelm them?

      "...on the (catch a) human network. Cisco."

      by hoplite9 on Sun Oct 14, 2012 at 03:27:27 AM PDT

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