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  •  they negate civil activism (3+ / 0-)
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    NoMoreLies, A Siegel, WarrenS

    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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      A Siegel, certainot

      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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