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  •  Good point! A hot potato, though. (3+ / 0-)
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    There's no way to have a civilized information and public discourse environment under the 1st.

    If we switch your first two sentences' position, you have hit the nail on the head.  I propose you are stating that:

    There's no way to have a civilized information and public discourse environment under the 1st IF All the mainstream communication and information is dominated by Constitutionally protected information warlord corporations.

    We know the corporate takeover is succeeding.  Even worse, continued mergers (like Comcast and NBC) increase the peril.  What seems to be true, is that our Justice Department and Congress have lost interest in Anti-Trust, imo.

    Well, Senator Franken is concerned:

    Senator Franken calls for antitrust investigation of Comcast-NBC merger

    1st Amendment

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

    abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press;

    Definition:

    a archaic : deprive
    b : to reduce in scope : diminish <attempts to abridge the right of free speech </p>

    Last night I dropped in, for the first and last time, to a Fox show called Red Eye.

    I think it supposed to be Fox News' version of The Daily Show, in that it is considered humorous.

    The host went on and on about how bad the people of Portland, Oregon and Berkely, Ca are.  It was truly hateful.  Here's an example:

    Damn, these folks are dumb. They think their behavior is at the root of other people's actions. And that, if you're nice, terrorists won't kill you.

    These jacknuts don't get that no matter how liberal you are, you represent everything terrorists hate, and your touchy-feeliness only makes them hate your sogginess more. Your clogs don't help.

    Trust me - terrorists have more respect for the "red-hot rhetoric" of Dick Cheney than a naval gazing goof like Tom. And closing your eyes to Islamic jihad, in favor of contemplating the dent in your consciousness is why the terrorists may come for you first.

    Because you're annoying.

    It was the most irresponsible rant I have ever heard, that could invoke some crazies to go after these cities.

    If I were the Mayor of either of these two cities, I would ask for an apology from Fox News.

    But Assange is in jail, not these people.

    It's difficult to be happy knowing so many suffer. We must unite.

    by War on Error on Sun Dec 12, 2010 at 11:47:52 AM PST

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