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  •  your local limbaugh megastation is denialist HQ (4+ / 0-)
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    their local sponsors need to asked WTF?

    some of  them are sponsored by universities!!!

    those stations are licensed to operate in the public interest.

    'climate gate' is a PR construction that succeeds in obstructing largely because it got blasted from 1000 radio stations for 2 weeks by ignorant and or paid shills who's soapboxes are uncontested. only then does it become acceptable in the rest of the MSM and on the floors of congress and senate. those 1000 radio stations are getting their backs.

    many cons still take their ques from the limbaughs and hannities only because no one can get through their call screeners to challenge them. they are legitimized by their royal untarnished certitude.

    the 350 protest i went to with 400 people recently was a start but we marched to the state capitol and there was NO media.

    if only 20 of us had gone to the limbaugh megastation the media would have noticed.

    US social and political reality is largely determined by 1000 radio stations blasting coordinated UNCONTESTED repetition all day long.

    by certainot on Sat Dec 12, 2009 at 05:44:20 AM PST

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    •  Maybe that's the answer. (4+ / 0-)
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      RunawayRose, NoMoreLies, A Siegel, WarrenS

      Maybe we should protest for it at Limbaugh's place.

      Perhaps we could whip this thing over on it's end...

      I think this is the root problem actually.

      I do agree with A Siegel that Climate Change is the greatest issue of our time, but the political impediment to a solution is themainstream corporate agenda.

      The mainstream Corporate Agenda stands in the way of Progress on this issue.

      It stands squarely in the way of almost of the important issues of our time.

      Democracy - 1 person 1 vote. Free Markets - More dollars more power.

      by k9disc on Sat Dec 12, 2009 at 06:18:55 AM PST

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      •  they negate civil activism (3+ / 0-)
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        on a large scale by distorting the message and intimidating/enabling MSM coverage and political response.

        they give cover to politicians to take the lobbyist money - they use the carrot and the stick at the same time and they're working hard to obstruct climate action now.

        the corporate message is blasted over everything on a national and local level. progressive local state initiatives are often beaten merely because the local talkers blast the chamber of commerce talking points all day everywhere. californians can largely thank their RW talk radio stations for selling the anti tax referendums that destroyed their economy.

        the feedback mechanisms our democracy relies on are getting shouted over and progressives are letting the right dominate speech in an essential and very loud medium.

        free speech isn't much good if one guy can scream over everyone else.

        US social and political reality is largely determined by 1000 radio stations blasting coordinated UNCONTESTED repetition all day long.

        by certainot on Sat Dec 12, 2009 at 07:10:13 AM PST

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        •  Protest is worthless without Media Coverage (2+ / 0-)
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          or legitimate fear that the walls will be overrun.

          I agree with your description fo the problem.

          Democracy - 1 person 1 vote. Free Markets - More dollars more power.

          by k9disc on Sat Dec 12, 2009 at 03:09:51 PM PST

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