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NorthernSpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-06-07 04:38 PM
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24. this is because only elites are able to use our public broadcast spectrum...
Edited on Wed Jun-06-07 04:40 PM by NorthernSpy
So their tragedies -- things that happen to people they identify with (usually, other affluent suburbanites) -- get the lion's share of their attention. The stories they tell are their own stories almost exclusively.

And on questions of policy and politics, corporate elites use our airwaves to ram their preferences and priorities down our throats, while systematically marginalizing and excluding other views -- even when a majority of Americans happen to hold those marginalized views. The handling of the illegal alien issue is a prime example of this.

All of which is a good argument for bringing some democracy back to the public airwaves; the broadcast spectrum, after all, belongs to all of us. Why should such a tiny percentage of the population get to do all the talking? There has GOT to be a fairer way to do this.
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  -All y'all angry @ the Missing White Woman Syndrome...Ask your self this one question xultar  Jun-06-07 02:24 PM   #0 
  - Why are you being so insensitive? It's appalling.  Bornaginhooligan   Jun-06-07 02:25 PM   #1 
  - All of the white victims are now house hold namesand they deserve to be...snip...  xultar   Jun-06-07 02:30 PM   #2 
     - Sorry, Xultar, I was being sarcastic.  Bornaginhooligan   Jun-06-07 02:31 PM   #4 
     - Whew. I was gettin a liittle hot there. I don't mind that they report on any one. I just want  xultar   Jun-06-07 02:32 PM   #5 
     - *ALL* of the white victims? Do you know how many children are abducted every day?  Beaverhausen   Jun-06-07 04:06 PM   #15 
     - Uh....I have a problem w/these #'s...  rasputin1952   Jun-06-07 05:42 PM   #28 
     - That number is very deceptive.  Xithras   Jun-06-07 06:55 PM   #35 
        - Ok- even looking at the 120 a year figure you posted about stranger abduction  Beaverhausen   Jun-06-07 06:59 PM   #36 
     - ALL?! Now you're just being disingenuous. nt  nonconformist   Jun-06-07 06:15 PM   #32 
  - Most missing kids aren't stranger abductions.  Xithras   Jun-06-07 02:30 PM   #3 
  - And you're telling me this becuz....you're saying black kids don't get equal coverage cus  xultar   Jun-06-07 02:33 PM   #6 
     - Nancy Grace has promoted a few missing Black kids  Demo5   Jun-06-07 02:37 PM   #7 
     - True. She had to though. I was gettin pretty obvious.  xultar   Jun-06-07 02:40 PM   #8 
     - Problem is, no one watches Nancy Grace....every child missing  rasputin1952   Jun-06-07 05:47 PM   #30 
     - No, you're not understanding.  Xithras   Jun-06-07 02:58 PM   #10 
        - That's IT? Less than 120 stranger abductions per year?  crispini   Jun-06-07 04:05 PM   #14 
        - 120 is too many, but yeah, that's it.  Xithras   Jun-06-07 04:11 PM   #18 
        - Have you got a link for the numbers?  DemBones DemBones   Jun-06-07 04:11 PM   #17 
           - Gah, not at the moment.  Xithras   Jun-06-07 04:29 PM   #22 
              - Thanks. It's a sad thing that anyone would kidnap  DemBones DemBones   Jun-06-07 04:49 PM   #25 
  - Didn't you hear?  cui bono   Jun-06-07 02:52 PM   #9 
  - A child predator on the lose IS an important national story!  Breeze54   Jun-06-07 03:45 PM   #11 
  - Not when it is a single incident. Most of the stories we hear about are  cui bono   Jun-06-07 03:49 PM   #12 
  - This is quite possibly the most insensitive post I have seen here at DU  Beaverhausen   Jun-06-07 04:29 PM   #21 
  - Well then I probably didn't express my feelings clearly enough.  cui bono   Jun-06-07 05:35 PM   #27 
  - Many times the coverage is heavy because time is of the essence  nonconformist   Jun-06-07 06:23 PM   #33 
  - Actually since kidnapers often take victims across state  malaise   Jun-06-07 04:12 PM   #19 
  - Yes, whoever killed this girl is at large. Not an important story at all.  Bluebear   Jun-06-07 04:13 PM   #20 
     - I didnt' express myself very well in that post... but saying that I think  cui bono   Jun-06-07 05:43 PM   #29 
  - Ahh, another DU race war.  Balbus   Jun-06-07 03:57 PM   #13 
  - Bingo  malaise   Jun-06-07 04:09 PM   #16 
  - I agree, it's very, very wrong,  DemBones DemBones   Jun-06-07 04:31 PM   #23 
  - this is because only elites are able to use our public broadcast spectrum...  NorthernSpy   Jun-06-07 04:38 PM   #24 
  - Here's a beauty missing almost six years  OilemFirchen   Jun-06-07 05:18 PM   #26 
  - Not all missing white women make national news, sorry  Marrah_G   Jun-06-07 06:04 PM   #31 
  - Look, I'm not going to argue that there is a discrepancy - HOWEVER  nonconformist   Jun-06-07 06:47 PM   #34 
  - it isn't just race/colour -- it's class and other things too  iverglas   Jun-06-07 07:23 PM   #37 
  - Locking.  pinto   Jun-06-07 07:28 PM   #38 
 

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