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  •  I think the day after the elections (9+ / 0-)

    we begin a national campaign to bring down Fox.  Let's destroy this institution legally, financially, and completely.  That one act will probably do more to strengthen our country than any other act of citizen activism we could involve ourselves with.  

    "A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism." -- Carl Sagan

    by artmartin on Fri Nov 02, 2012 at 10:07:37 AM PDT

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    •  I've got no ideas, but if someone else does, (1+ / 0-)
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      I'm in!


      by keeplaughing on Fri Nov 02, 2012 at 10:56:51 AM PDT

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    •  Stop treating them as a news org for starters (4+ / 0-)

      Ban them from the WH press room.

      How many divisions does OWS have?

      by Diebold Hacker on Fri Nov 02, 2012 at 11:27:49 AM PDT

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    •  Pass a "Truth in Broadcasting" law (4+ / 0-)

      Canada has it.  We need it.

      In order to win on this, we may have to wait for a Supreme Court appointment (maybe more than one, depending on who's being replaced) to open up first but it can be done.
      Blatant Lies should not be covered under the First Amendment when they're being broadcast on the public's airwaves as news.  A good constitutional lawyer could make a powerfully persuasive argument.

      To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men. -Abraham Lincoln

      by Eyesbright on Fri Nov 02, 2012 at 07:53:58 PM PDT

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      •  First Step (1+ / 0-)
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        is to restore the Fairness Doctrine and then get going on Truth In Advertising laws applying to any paid-for, commercial speech. ie, if they have to pay money to put it in the media, it must be capable of being independently verifiable as being truthful. Such a law would shut down the Wingers within a week.

        Let's make lying for profit and/or political gain illegal. The truth is on our side. We need to be on the side of truth.

        Al Qeada is a faith-based initiative.

        by drewfromct on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 05:58:07 AM PDT

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      •  "Fox News Lies Keep them Out of Canada" (0+ / 0-)

        Last year, Canadian regulators rejected efforts by Canada's right-wing Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, to repeal a law that forbids lying on broadcast news.

        "Canada's Radio Act requires that "a licenser may not broadcast ... any false or misleading news.""

        Good article by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.:

        To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men. -Abraham Lincoln

        by Eyesbright on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 11:00:24 AM PDT

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