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  •  No way man. (0+ / 0-)

    I want to hear the Maddow and Olberman, Stewart and more.

    It's a good thing.

    Restructuring the media market means more programming of this type.  The Limbaughs can only go down.  Think about it.

    We have the total advantage here.  23 percent of us really crave that shit.  The rest are inclined to entertain Maddow, et al.

    Once ownership is broken up, new owners are gonna want to compete.  The potential audience for Maddow, et al is absolutely huge compared to Limbaugh.  If it wasn't, we wouldn't have had the election we just had.

    Why not turn their own game right back on them?

    As an added bonus, progressive programming of this kind is well supported by the facts meaning they don't even have to distort much.  Just tell the stories and entertain with them.

    The other side has to distort, lie, cheat and steal their way, for a built-in handicap.

    Ownership first, doctrine second, if ever.

    I knew Droogie, I liked Droogie, I won't forget what the AP did to Droogie.

    by potatohead on Sat Nov 15, 2008 at 05:57:51 PM PST

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    •  You are confusing two products (2+ / 0-)
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      potatohead, Sychotic1

      One is entertainment.

      The other is the reason that the Constitution protects us from the "abridgement of a free press."

      Our theoretical 4th Branch of Government is journalism which sees and reports, so that you can vote informed.

      That journalistic integrity must be protected at all costs.  Journalism is your eyes and ears into government, and into its activities such as war and the negotiations of treaties.

      We will always have an appetite for good comedy, and for a good progressive rant.  But we will always NEED to be able to open a paper, or find a story on the internet and know that it is very likely the truth wether we are a republican ... or an American.

      "(Our) stories are singular, but our destiny is shared, and a new dawn of American leadership is at hand."

      by Detroit Mark on Sat Nov 15, 2008 at 06:09:57 PM PST

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