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  •  We need to be able to call it for what it is. (2+ / 0-)
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    twigg, Vetwife

    We get one thinly veiled death threat after another from the right-wing media. A constant whipping of people into a frenzy of hate, racism and fear. We've seen the results of it. People do act on it. Yet there is so much reluctance to call it for what it is, to call out those that spew terror. I'm not saying they don't have a right to speak, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't be called out.

    We had the government calling Quaker grandmothers terrorist threats, but we don't dare even suggest that there could be such a thing as right-wing terrorism. I remember the report warning about right-wing terrorism, and how everyone backed off in response to the backlash from the right. The hatred and anger in response to that report just demonstrated how accurate it was.

    The wolfpack eats venison. The lone wolf eats mice.

    by A Citizen on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 05:36:04 AM PST

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    •  Agreed (1+ / 0-)
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      And there is a principle here that is ignored, indeed worsened, by the Supreme Court ...

      Speech is not free unless it is equal.

      That does not mean that I think that the "Fairness Doctrine" should be re-instated, much as I do admire the intent of that particular policy.

      But until both sides of the argument are permitted equal representation on broadcast media, then money does not equal speech, it trumps speech.

      I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
      but I fear we will remain Democrats.

      by twigg on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 05:42:56 AM PST

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