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  •  You hope... (0+ / 0-)

    That people that earn ten bucks an hour lose their jobs because you dislike their bosses politics?

    How do you know what "ideas I like"?

    I like the idea that I can make up my own mind and don't need babysitters on the left or right dictating to me what I should or shouldn't listen to.

    Do you really believe that shutting down Melanie Morgan or anyone else like her is going to magically eliminate irrational right-wing lunacy? If it's "preaching to the choir", someone else got to the choir long before Melanie did, or maybe they're just wired that way.

    That you'd want working people to be unemployed because of their perceived ideology is sick--no different than the righties that fire employees for having Kerry stickers on their cars.

    •  They will find other jobs (11+ / 0-)

      The station can hire other hosts who will still need employees.

      It is way past time taking grief from the wingers without responding.

    •  GMAFB (23+ / 0-)

      That you'd want working people to be unemployed because of their perceived ideology is sick

      Utter. buncha. crap.

      So, in order to be an okay person, I must not speak my mind freely on an issue I consider to be very important?  Or at least, not if it includes any kind of communication to advertisers who, at their own choice will discontinue or continue their advertising?  If I do exercise my right to self expression in these ways, it must be because I want people to be unemployed?

      What planet is that bullshit from?

      What was that old thing about free markets working best when information flows freely?  So it's somehow wrong for anyone to communicate any concerns to a company -- wrong to flow some potentially relevant information their way?

      Let me turn it around.  Is it therefore always right to either 1) simply shut up, or 2) cheerlead incitement to violence?

      You are of course welcome to your opinion, and welcome to share it with anyone.  

      Guess what? SO IS EVERYONE ELSE.

      Including, yes, the yoyos at KSFO, within the limits set by a couple of centuries of case law.

      Go ahead.  Be sick if you need to be.

      It's time to get serious about renewables and efficiency. It's time to win the oil endgame.

      by by foot on Sat Jan 13, 2007 at 10:35:54 PM PST

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    •  Sure, let 'em all keep their jobs (22+ / 0-)

      the Klan members and the abortion clinic blockers and those who spit on gays and who mock the funerals of dead soldiers, and all the rest who enable and encourage and finance the denigration and destruction of all that is decent in America.  We wouldn't want them to endure any hardship as a consequence of the ideas that they thrust upon our society.  We wouldn't want there to be any accountability, just because they're filled with hate and are proud to support the outlets that spread it.

      So let me ask you a question.  If there are two coffee shops in a town you're visiting, and one has a Peace Sign in the window and the other has a Nazi swastika, at which one do you buy your coffee?  Do you give them equal amounts of your business, switching between them each day?  No??  How dare you!  Don't you know that your "ideological" choice could cost someone his job?

      Yet it is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set... -- Gandalf

      by dnta on Sun Jan 14, 2007 at 12:14:32 AM PST

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    •  Simply. (0+ / 0-)

      I don't care what their ideology is as long as it doesn't advocate coming after me and stringing me up because I am a "liberal."  If that is their ideolgy then hell yes I want them off the air and digging ditches for a living.  Ok?

      •  What if they are only after gays? (0+ / 0-)

        Would that constitute grounds for refusing to patronize them?

        •  I don't need "grounds" for personally (0+ / 0-)

          "refusing to patronize" anything.  

          However, to answer your question as I perceive it. Personally, I would not "patronize" any talk show or program that talks incessantly about painting bull's eyes on people (including gays), or regularly dehumanizes them into targets for destruction.  

          I understand that it is hard for human beings to resist such talk especially about those they hate or whose actions they deplore. But seeing how destructive it can be when blasted continuiously over the air waves (think Rawanda), I am glad of any constitutional means of limiting it as much as possible.  

          The actions of Spocko and of the advertisers are in no way counter to the constitution since advertisers have a perfect right to advertise or not for any reason and Spocko has a perfect right to apprise the advertisers of what their advertising dollars appear to support.

          Given all that and the fact that I, as a liberal, feel particularly threatened, I say, hurrah, go get em Spocko! Meaning go get em in a perfectly legal, non-lethal, civilized and yet effective manner.  Yep.

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