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  •  censorship? (1+ / 0-)
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    capelza

    Really? LOL!

    That's what editors do they decide what to put in the paper and what to keep out. If you want to call that "censorship" as if it's the same as state sponsored or corporate censorship be my guest-- but it's not.

    Making your paper responsive to your readers isn't "censorship" it's called running a good paper.

    •  you think i dont know what editors do? (0+ / 0-)

      a straw man indeed.

      use whatever word you want... if its not censorship, then find a better one.... but the bottom line is you want american media, even more than it already does, to limit itself in the range of acceptable opinion that it publishes. that has been DISASTROUS for our political debate. i can literally put half of our national problems on our crappy media and its self-whatevertermyoulikebutitscensorhip. now you want newspapers to literally go around, find the most sensitive person they can, and let that person have veto power over what gets published?

      pretty soon we will only have cookie recipes.

      •  I would like media (1+ / 0-)
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        emsprater

        that speak to me like I'm in the room. That's not to much to ask.

        I don't want racist or homophobic media. I want to be the target audience or at least a part of it.

        That would improve the quality of media for everyone not make it worse.

        •  how about anti-christian media? (0+ / 0-)

          because everyone can play the same game, you know?

          in your world, the panel of hypersensitive whiners the media would be forced to consult prior to publishing anything would also include a christian wingnut, right?

          so no offensive talk about gay rights, abortion, sex, drugs, rock and roll, or science.... you ok with all that??

          •  being anti-christian isn't the same as being (0+ / 0-)

            anti-black.

            I can't change the fact that I'm black. Bad comparison.

            •  so you make the rules then? (0+ / 0-)

              because it seems to me that you can create some neat little lines for yourself... but thats not how the real world works.

              your panel of whiners is only going to have people of all ethnicities and genders, but you will also have a test of some sort to make sure none of them get offended by stuff you dont find offensive? even assuming you were made media dictator, some of those people in the panel are going to have a hard time separating their hispanic self from their catholic self.

              •  We all make the rules. (0+ / 0-)

                We can decide together what is news and what isn't what is offensive and what's funny. That's why I love the internet. I make the rules-- I can go to sites where people mostly agree with some core ideas and where I can be exposed to new ones.

                So yes-- I do make the rules. That's the whole point. I don't read or buy the post because they don't give a shit about people like me. Their editors are racist, sexist homophobes. I'm not a whiner I'm making a choice about what I want to see or hear. Sitting around being offended doesn't make me "open minded" it just makes me stupid... and offended. I want media that speaks to me. That is not too much to ask.

                I told my local deli to stop carrying the paper and they agreed. Awesome.

                •  we dont all agree (0+ / 0-)

                  and it sounds to me like what you really want is for opinions you disagree with to have no avenue for expression. you could have just asked your deli to stop paying someone to read the post aloud to everyone that walked in. instead, you asked them to make it so that nobody can even buy it. you are what is wrong with this country. you and the people like you, on the left and the right, who are comfortable shutting down opinions that they dont like. its sad.

                  enjoy your little victory. when the fascists come and shave your head and put you on the trenches to fight eh eurasians (we have always been at war with them), you will wish you had followed my advice and been a little less "sensitive".

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