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  •  You want to restrict Limbaugh's access.... (0+ / 0-)

    ....to the public airwaves, because of the political nature of his speech.

    The First Amendment was designed to prevent exactly those kinds of restrictions.

    If the First Amendment doesn't protect Limbaugh, then it doesn't protect Goodman. If you can't see that, then you are as embarrassingly and dangerously short sighted as those "Americans" who insist that the Bill of Rights doesn't protect terrorists.

    In the Fox News Christian Nation, public schools won't teach sex education and evolution; instead they'll have an NRA sponsored Shots for Tots: Gunz in Schoolz program.

    by xynz on Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 02:32:16 PM PST

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    •  BS - he's not guaranteed a show by the first amend (1+ / 0-)
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      ment.

      the only reason his show is guaranteed is because they protect him with a monopoly. he can scream fire in a crowded theater all he wants because he is part of that monopoly.

      he can be as racist and sexist as he wants but he's not guaranteed a free speech free ride.

      if he wasn't part of a coordinated corporate propaganda tool he'd be lying and being wrong about everything on 50 pissant stations and most would be in the south.

      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 Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 04:28:54 PM PST

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      •  Nice strawman. (0+ / 0-)

        If the FCC tried to restrict a broadcaster's access to the public airwaves, because of the political content of those broadcasts, then the FCC would be in violation of the First Amendment.

        The First Amendment must protect speech that we find abhorrent and I proudly stand with the ACLU, when I proclaim that even neo-Nazi speech is protected by the First Amendment.

        In the Fox News Christian Nation, public schools won't teach sex education and evolution; instead they'll have an NRA sponsored Shots for Tots: Gunz in Schoolz program.

        by xynz on Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 09:20:00 PM PST

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        •  you're confused. corporations are not people. (1+ / 0-)
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          limbaugh is a tool, reading think tank talking points for pay.  he  is a corporation.

           he is not a guy with a soapbox standing on the corner calling your father a traitor and your mother a slut. he's on EVERY street corner in the country calling your father a traitor and your mother a slut and you can't even call him.

          he can say what he wants as an individual but he abdicated that individuality a long time ago.  he's a corporation. and he is protected by the monopoly.

          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 Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 10:57:12 PM PST

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          •  Really? (0+ / 0-)

            Please show me the  super-secret addendum to the First Amendment, where it repeals the right of political speech in cases where:

            limbaugh is a tool, reading think tank talking points for pay.  he  is a corporation.

             he is not a guy with a soapbox standing on the corner calling your father a traitor and your mother a slut. he's on EVERY street corner in the country calling your father a traitor and your mother a slut and you can't even call him.

            In the Fox News Christian Nation, public schools won't teach sex education and evolution; instead they'll have an NRA sponsored Shots for Tots: Gunz in Schoolz program.

            by xynz on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 05:55:09 AM PST

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            •  the argument was over he was guaranteed a monopoly (1+ / 0-)
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              or even one radio station. nothing guarantees him that.

              what you quoted above related to the ignorant notion i hear from so many americans, and one that limbaugh and his lovers like to cultivate, that he is just some independent political entertainer and the 600 stations he's on reflect the market  for his talk.

              and so they criticize those who would actually use their free speech rights to reduce his dominance/monopoly on the air waves  by suggesting they want to take his FSRs away.

              and that goes back to the original point i made, remember this part?

              to be guaranteed his own radio show on our public airways
              free speech rights do not guarantee him that

              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 Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 09:22:55 AM PST

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