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  •  It would have helped... (3+ / 0-)
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    RickD, pico, neroden

    had you read the diary prior to commenting, but I know that's asking for too much. Have a lovely day.

    •  Yeah, would also help (0+ / 0-)

      if you had a clue about the stuff you're expounding in the diary I supposedly didn't read, which you don't, because if you did you'd see that the revival of the Doctrine would support any Republican administration's attack on any left wing site from here to Pandagon.  That's not going to happen because the Doctrine is now about as useful to anyone as, say, flash powder is useful for your digital camera.  It's obsolete. That stuff about public rights is, or was,  a real-estate idea left over from when bandwidth meant UHF and VHF and AM and FM TV and radio, and there was only so much of that real estate to go around so (the idea went) it should be shared like a public park.  The idea has earhairs now, mostly because of this thing called (I don't know know to clue you in on this, so I'll just say it) the Internet which is a network of digitally based...oh, never mind.

      Look, the old Fairness Doctrine was a nice liberal idea. I liked it, back then. But there is no idea sillier than an idea whose time is gone.

      •  AM & FM still have limited bandwidth (2+ / 0-)
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        And have you ever been out for a drive in a rural area?  Where are your alternatives?...

        Yeah, thought you were just that thoughtless.  You know damned well, if you bother to THINK about it, that nothing has changed when it comes to the limited spectrum for AM and FM radio, and that those still remain the ONLY available sources of information when out driving in a rural area.

        So, ready to reinstall the Fairness Doctrine for AM & FM?   'Cause you should be.

        Read pp. 1-7 of Krugman's _The Great Unraveling_ (available from Google Books). NOW.

        by neroden on Thu Jun 09, 2011 at 02:08:14 PM PDT

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        •  Not a bandwidth issue (0+ / 0-)

          You are confusing bandwidth with number of stations you can receive, rural markets have far more surplus bandwidth than in cities.

          In many of these rural markets existing stations can be purchased cheaply, or one can start their own station and get an FCC license.

          AM and FM radio are in decline.

          There are other choices for listening in rural areas, XM and Sirius radio, CDs, MP3, podcasts, etc.

          The most important way to protect the environment is not to have more than one child.

          by nextstep on Thu Jun 09, 2011 at 03:33:01 PM PDT

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      •  hope your day gets better, bye n/t (0+ / 0-)

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