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  •  I do think the right has intimidated much (1+ / 0-)
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    of the mainstream media establishment, and even more to the point I think that the thirst for controversy and sensationalism works in the favor of assholes, and there happen to be more assholes on the Right than the Left or the Center.

    Have you heard? The vice president's gone mad. - Bob Dylan, 1966

    by textus on Sun Jul 11, 2010 at 05:10:26 PM PDT

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    •  and nothing makes molehills into mountains better (0+ / 0-)

      than the RW radio monopoly and all that coordinated uncontested repetition.

      Progressives will lose all major messaging battles until they picket the limbaugh/hannity megastations and boycott those stations' local sponsors.

      by certainot on Sun Jul 11, 2010 at 08:07:17 PM PDT

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      •  different issue (0+ / 0-)

        Opinions I don't think we can hit, but the fact that these guys use their airwaves during voting hours on election day as GOTV tools would be worth challenging station by station.

        Have you heard? The vice president's gone mad. - Bob Dylan, 1966

        by textus on Mon Jul 12, 2010 at 05:15:43 AM PDT

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        •  they get a free speech free ride from the left (0+ / 0-)

          and all aspects of the talk radio monopoly that has had such a dominating and enabling effect on the rightward twisting of media and politics needs serious free speech and legal attention from progressives before the next elections.

          also illegal may be the use of paid callers and national coordination of their daily talking points on public air waves. whether illegal or not it has barely been given any attention by the left.

          Progressives will lose all major messaging battles until they picket the limbaugh/hannity megastations and boycott those stations' local sponsors.

          by certainot on Mon Jul 12, 2010 at 05:32:51 AM PDT

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          •  Don't attack it as free speech (0+ / 0-)

            Attack it as the individual station publishing GOTV content. On election day. Attack the local advertisers as sponsoring a single party's GOTV content. Contest whether buying air time on election day on Rush but in particular on Hannity should be reported as a political contribution.

            Bucky Fuller, I think, has this one down: It's a global problem but the solution is local.

            Have you heard? The vice president's gone mad. - Bob Dylan, 1966

            by textus on Mon Jul 12, 2010 at 07:08:46 AM PDT

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            •  these stations have no problem declaring their (0+ / 0-)

              allegiance to the GOP, as underdogs against the vast librul media.

              however yes, the local advertisers need to be called repeatedly to defend their sponsoring of the racist liars hatemongers and global wwarming deniers- most will not and IMO most will look for alternatives if they get enough contact or see protestors there- most are making a biz decision through ad agencies looking for the loudest signal and some i have spoken to even admit to voting dem.

              Progressives will lose all major messaging battles until they picket the limbaugh/hannity megastations and boycott those stations' local sponsors.

              by certainot on Mon Jul 12, 2010 at 07:26:49 AM PDT

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