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Response to shcrane71 (Reply #69)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 12:34 PM

70. you know

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you keep moving the ball. When the pillars of your current argument a destroyed, you change direction of your argument.

As evidence, I hold up your exchanges with Onenote and Kharmatrain.

If no one is listening to Rush, then she could just ignore his slander, no? I mean, no one listens to AM talk radio... puuhleeze


I never said that I will thank you for not putting words in my mouth.

Did Limbaugh legally slander Ms Fluke? That will entirely depend upon one key fact: Is Ms. Fluke a public figure? The case can be made on both sides. The "she's not a public figure" is a pretty obvious one. On the other side of the argument, a case could be made that by (1) choosing to appear before a political committee with the cameras rolling and (2) on a political topic that was receiving significant news coverage Ms. Fluke shed the protection of a private figure and became a public figure. The law extends significant protection the private figure but significantly less to the Public figure (see: NY Times vs. Sullvan).

(you're not a from a rural state are you?)


no, worse: a southern one. Even if I were would it make a difference?

Justify a broadcast spectrum being ceded to the Right


so assuming that 100% of the talk radio stations are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week nothing but rightwing extremism (which is quite a stretch but lets go with it) that only accounts for 12.5% of OTA radio stations. So the right controls 12.5% of the radio spectrum. that leaves 87.5% as unknown.

Does playing rock and roll, jazz, country and the like have a political ideology?

Oh well, bullies will just be bullies and we should just ignore them, right? Who cares that they have a microphone over public airwaves that should be being regulated by the FCC?!?!


The FCC retains the right to regulate the broadcast spectrum (what station goes where, call signs and the like) but, with very few exceptions, is prevented by a little thing called the 1st amendment. So, under the current FCC regulations, which one - specifically - did Limbaugh violate?

Possibly you're a Libertarian who doesn't believe in any sort of regulation.


hmmm....let's see what I actually said:

in some aspects yes
(emphasis added)

how does "some" morph into "all"?

Insinuate that anyone who doesn't agree with you is dumb -- that's a GREAT way to win an argument, Rush does that a lot.


Where at all did I state (or insinuate) that anyone is "dumb". I provided a complete answer backed up with the reasons behind my answer.

You can respond if you'd like with an argument that addresses the issue, but try not to use the word meme or trope. Everyone hates tropes nowadays.


point of fact: you're the only one in the entire thread that used the word "trope"



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