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  •  democracy was designed to end this but we (0+ / 0-)

    we indulge the 1% their most effective weapon

    There has to be a better way for us all...and we'd best be about the business of finding it fast.'
    democracy was designed to allow us to limit the effect of money in politics and to regulate media and corporations. progress was slowed by our own national laziness and apathy but we made progress. now we're going back, with the 1% able to short circuit democracy because we ignore RW radio.

    things haven't gone backwards the last 25 years because of silly inevitable cyclical factors. the radio has made the difference because democracy loving americans ignore it.

    these lamentations on the sorry state of our democracy are useful but useless at the same time in the sense that there is no challenge to the 1%'s most important tool the last 25 years. we allowed the limbaughs and hannitys (speaking for the think tanks) two decades of free speech free ride to rewrite history and rationalize and make excuses for the criminals and attack the representatives and activists and scientists and ideals we say we support.

    the right can thank talk radio and the fluid constituency it disinforms, motivates, and directs for playing a big part in every defeat for liberals and democracy the last 25 years (and the excusing of previous crimes). yet there is no organized opposition to it by the left short of the new limbaugh boycott.

    there will be no rational fact-based discussions about any major issue that the 1%'s think tanks won't be able to disrupt with a PR campaign of lies and distortions blasted to 50 mil a week from 1200 unchallenged radio stations.

    there will be no major reforms that progressives want until they fix the radio.

    there will be no liberal president who can help with those reforms until we fix the radio. the sooner the better.

    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 Jul 07, 2013 at 09:58:48 AM PDT

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