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certainot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-14-11 12:20 AM
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53. not talking about competing. talking about the free speech free ride the left gives the corporate
megaphone that is RW talk radio.

free speech is lost if if we let every corner and stump in the country to be used as a one piece soapbox for corporate think tanks dedicated to selling the notion that money is free speech and corporations are people.
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  -The 'Left" is making the biggest mistake in political history by ignoring talk radio. certainot  Jul-12-11 06:45 PM   #0 
  - Another "gift" from Bill Clinton & the DLC  21st Century FDR   Jul-12-11 06:53 PM   #1 
  - You are exactly right.  Blue_In_AK   Jul-12-11 06:56 PM   #3 
  - i'd blame the fairness doctrine first, because otherwise a monopoly was much less useful  certainot   Jul-12-11 07:32 PM   #12 
  - You mean the dropping of the Fairness Doctrine, right?  FiveGoodMen   Jul-14-11 12:47 PM   #59 
     - YES thanks for the correction- the most important reagan legacy-destruction of democracy/GOP  certainot   Jul-14-11 06:27 PM   #60 
  - yep  yurbud   Jul-13-11 02:28 AM   #41 
  - I always assumed that the 'athletic fans' were also RW talk fans  Bluenorthwest   Jul-12-11 06:55 PM   #2 
  - Nonsense, I love to listen to a good ball game on the road.  Fearless   Jul-12-11 07:07 PM   #6 
  - Bad assumption  Doctor_J   Jul-12-11 07:57 PM   #23 
  - Somebody found a way to ignore it. Fabulous. n/t  kickysnana   Jul-12-11 07:04 PM   #4 
  - color for change is fighting rw radio  noiretextatique   Jul-12-11 07:06 PM   #5 
  - great work in general - but fox is a decoy, secondary visual reinforcement to radio  certainot   Jul-12-11 07:41 PM   #17 
     - good point...what do you suggest?  noiretextatique   Jul-12-11 07:43 PM   #19 
        - the above, and other free speech solutions that might help  certainot   Jul-12-11 08:28 PM   #34 
  - long ass post/rant...I agree though  bonzotex   Jul-12-11 07:12 PM   #7 
  - I don't know if there is any way for people like us to actually listen to hate radio  Proud Liberal Dem   Jul-12-11 07:29 PM   #11 
  - invisible and noxious- the perfect weapon, but very little or no listening is needed  certainot   Jul-12-11 08:00 PM   #24 
  - There is no way to compete with it commercially  Doctor_J   Jul-12-11 07:36 PM   #14 
     - but local stations depend on local sponsors and in blue communities they can be shamed  certainot   Jul-12-11 08:04 PM   #26 
  - Reality will take care of the RW Echo Chamber and its audience  Demeter   Jul-12-11 07:15 PM   #8 
  - Look at the country's ideology now compared to 18 years ago when hate radio,  Doctor_J   Jul-12-11 07:38 PM   #15 
  - the planet won't last that long  certainot   Jul-12-11 07:42 PM   #18 
  - we've already lost 20 years and the planet can't wait another 20 for humans to fix it  certainot   Jul-12-11 07:45 PM   #20 
  - Excellent Post!!!!  Proud Liberal Dem   Jul-12-11 07:19 PM   #9 
  - There is community radio  DonCoquixote   Jul-12-11 07:23 PM   #10 
  - And how exactly will this counter 1200 stations flooding the airwaves  Doctor_J   Jul-12-11 07:40 PM   #16 
  - It is a start  DonCoquixote   Jul-12-11 08:01 PM   #25 
     - you're right about the little non profits  certainot   Jul-12-11 08:24 PM   #33 
  - but they don't directly compete  certainot   Jul-12-11 08:09 PM   #27 
  - Air America Radio mean anything to you?  ProgressiveProfessor   Jul-12-11 07:34 PM   #13 
  - that's the RW talking point  certainot   Jul-12-11 08:12 PM   #28 
     - Who set them up outside of themselves?  ProgressiveProfessor   Jul-12-11 08:24 PM   #32 
     - limbaugh was heavily siubsidized to start, fox lost billions a first, was AA given time?  certainot   Jul-12-11 09:11 PM   #35 
     - Actually the vast majority of radio feeds are free  ProgressiveProfessor   Jul-13-11 09:43 AM   #44 
     - that's garbage- 95% are RW talkers in country that voted overwhelmingly for obama. and  certainot   Jul-13-11 12:08 PM   #46 
        - You are claiming that publicly held corporations as well as many small station operators are taking  ProgressiveProfessor   Jul-13-11 02:13 PM   #50 
           - to get the monopoly started they did- fox lost billions to start, i heard limbaugh's handlers lost  certainot   Jul-13-11 04:34 PM   #51 
     - But what about all that Soros funding?  nxylas   Jul-14-11 08:19 AM   #57 
     - limbaugh was heavily siubsidized to start, fox lost billions a first, was AA given time?  certainot   Jul-12-11 09:15 PM   #36 
     - That's the truth  Doctor_J   Jul-12-11 09:58 PM   #37 
        - i don't think they could handle blue communities telling them to shove their RW propaganda up their  certainot   Jul-12-11 10:56 PM   #39 
  - What would "the left" do on the radio anyway?  bhikkhu   Jul-12-11 07:52 PM   #21 
  - maybe you should check out , randi rhodes, and mike malloy, and thom hartmann and stephanie miller  certainot   Jul-12-11 08:16 PM   #29 
  - actually a lot of that hate is based in RW misinformation and radio is the main perveyor of it  certainot   Jul-12-11 08:18 PM   #30 
  - It would call Boner an adulterous sleaze ball  Doctor_J   Jul-12-11 10:00 PM   #38 
  - Sounds like you don't listen much to left wing radio.  fasttense   Jul-14-11 06:42 AM   #55 
  - The Soviet citizens had a better chance of shutting down Pravda  Doctor_J   Jul-12-11 07:55 PM   #22 
  - 3 mil in the streets didn't work because it was easier for the politicians to pretend 1000 radio sta  certainot   Jul-12-11 08:21 PM   #31 
  - You are correct.  Faryn Balyncd   Jul-12-11 11:34 PM   #40 
  - How can the Left compete if the Right Wing has Clear Channel and the rest of Corporate America?  DaveofCali   Jul-13-11 02:50 AM   #42 
  - subsidized with a few bil$, radio made them trillions in war, deregulation, supremes, fossil fuels  certainot   Jul-13-11 08:27 AM   #43 
  - Excellent post.  Tutankhamun   Jul-13-11 10:36 AM   #45 
  - Exactly right. I e-mail my local Dem organization about stuff like this . . . stuff I'd  mistertrickster   Jul-13-11 12:42 PM   #47 
  - everything the orgs do is harder because they ignore radio- volunteer hours, dollars wasted just  certainot   Jul-13-11 12:49 PM   #48 
  - K&R! The Right wing AM radio monopoly does significant  Enthusiast   Jul-13-11 01:47 PM   #49 
  - Progressive radio cannot be nearly as simplistic as RW radio.  alarimer   Jul-13-11 10:40 PM   #52 
  - not talking about competing. talking about the free speech free ride the left gives the corporate  certainot   Jul-14-11 12:20 AM   #53 
  - Don't agree  democratinnashville   Jul-14-11 12:30 AM   #54 
  - the party of lincoln became the party of limbaugh but we didn't have to have 20 years of disaster  certainot   Jul-14-11 07:53 AM   #56 
  - I hate talk radio!  StevesRedLens   Jul-14-11 09:13 AM   #58 
  - Does Free Speech TV meet your criteria?  OwnedByFerrets   Jul-14-11 09:13 PM   #61 
  - not sure what you mean- all those visual mediums require attention to work  certainot   Jul-14-11 11:20 PM   #62 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-15-11 03:52 AM   #63 

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