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  •  They have taken over the levers of power, (0+ / 0-)

    including the mass media, government (by buying off the politicians), and business.  It's all related... They have meticulously be chipping away for decades, taking control of the media (in order to use it as a propaganda tool), and the government, state house by state house, by buying off the money-grabbing politicians.

    •  we've always had money in media and politics and (0+ / 0-)

      that's what democracy's for. to say democracy can't handle it is to call for something else. the most significant problem the last 20 years is talk radio. for the left to keep giving RW radio a free speech free ride is a total shit faced failure by the left- the biggest blunder in political history considering the time lost on global warming.

      This is a list of 76 universities for Rush Limbaugh that endorse global warming denial, racism, sexism, and GOP lies by broadcasting sports on over 170 Limbaugh radio stations.

      by certainot on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 08:43:39 PM PST

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      •  A few decades ago 50+ companies owned the (0+ / 0-)

        mainstream media; today is 5.  Media conglomeration has resulted in it being used as a powerful propaganda machine; one that has become more and more efficient as the ownership consolidation continues apace.

        •  it starts with the radio because it short circuits (2+ / 0-)
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          the feedback and  creates made-to-order constituencies.

          RW radio is the right's samson's hair  but the left doesn't realize.

          media reform starts by telling the local limbaugh station it doesn't deserve the privilege of broadcasting sports from the state university/college.

          and media reform will actually be possible if the left has an organized response to the right's best weapon.

          media reform is one of many issues we can't have a rational national discussion about until the left gets serious about RW radio.

          This is a list of 76 universities for Rush Limbaugh that endorse global warming denial, racism, sexism, and GOP lies by broadcasting sports on over 170 Limbaugh radio stations.

          by certainot on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 11:11:49 PM PST

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    •  no major reforms on what you want are possible as (0+ / 0-)

      long as the left ignores the radio. recent events prove it.

      This is a list of 76 universities for Rush Limbaugh that endorse global warming denial, racism, sexism, and GOP lies by broadcasting sports on over 170 Limbaugh radio stations.

      by certainot on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 08:45:18 PM PST

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