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  •  I (9+ / 0-)

    don't know how many of the people here listen to right wing hate radio but since the shooting happened they are all in lock step with a few talking points.

    1. The Left and Democrats are trying to shut them down.
    1. The Left and Democrats are the real purveyors of hate speech.
    1. They are like the founding fathers.
    1. They are being set up to take a fall.

    They have admitted on air to talking to each other as to how to respond to this.

    •  they're half right. (3+ / 0-)

      Items (1) and (4) are correct: we are trying to shut them down, and we are trying to set them up to take a fall any time their spew sets off a lone wolf.  

      Item (2) is the psychodynamic "projection defense" (see, classical psychoanalysis is useful after all!).

      Item (3) is an example of delusions of grandeur (same comment, plus narcissistic personality disorder).  

      •  What's (1+ / 0-)
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        going to take them down? The FCC? Congress? Not going to happen. Hell, we can't even get the Fairness Doctrine back in a watered form.

        •  how progressives lose again and again: (2+ / 0-)
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          They engage in self-defeating rhetoric of exactly the type you just used.  A Republican troll couldn't have done it better.  

          Is that what we want?  To pre-emptively declare surrender before we even fight the battle?  

          •  Please (2+ / 0-)
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            tell me what is going to do it?
            It not troll behavior. It's being realistic. (btw I call many corporations telling them I'm not buying from them anymore because of this or that. what else can be done?)

            The Democrats fiddled on this for 4 years. 2 of which they had the whole shebang. They didn't want to change it!!!!! And now you think the Republican House is going to move against their propaganda arm? NWIH.

            •  introduce legislation.... (0+ / 0-)

              .... rolling back the Brandenburg decision for broadcast media and holding them to a "clear and foreseeable with a reasonable person test" standard for incitement.  Define broadcast media as anything transmitted via radio or television including cable TV but not including internet (I could write the tech language for that).

              The debate around that legislation would be very interesting, regardless even of whether it would stand up to Supreme Court scrutiny (and for all we know it just might).  

      •  i don't think they are right (2+ / 0-)
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        about anything

        I bet Beck can't even tell time, that is how wrong he is about all the stupid thing he says

        He should be off the air because of his blatant hate speech and he is just a bad news person.

        A real news person would at least touch base with reality every now and then.

        Sarah Palin is a self described Political Rogue. And she likes GUNS

        by Krush on Mon Jan 17, 2011 at 07:27:05 PM PST

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    •  One thing I have noticed is how nearly all (7+ / 0-)

      of the attacks coming from the right are an almost exact mirror image of what they themselves are guity of.

      It is kind of amazing that, if you want to know what shenanigans the Republicans are plotting and/or engaging in just listen to their accusations of anyone except righties. It is listed right out their with their every word.

      The amazing part is how this blatant double-speak seems to go on without any notice.

      stumps me

      I don't want your country back..I want my country forward - Bill Maher

      by Eric Nelson on Mon Jan 17, 2011 at 07:22:12 PM PST

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    •  of course they are (0+ / 0-)

      Sarah Palin is a self described Political Rogue. And she likes GUNS

      by Krush on Mon Jan 17, 2011 at 07:23:24 PM PST

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    •  #2 for certain. Arguing with a #2 parrot... (0+ / 0-)

      on another board. And it's infuriating, especially because I've vowed to the rest of the board to be one of the ones to turn the other cheek, since, really, arguing does absolutely nothing but inflame. After all, they have their own set of facts, and heaven forbid they look at anything else.

      -this space for rent-

      by EsnRedshirt on Mon Jan 17, 2011 at 10:25:36 PM PST

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