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snot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 02:28 AM
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26. Yes; but they are designed to protect COMMERCIAL competition, NOT
free competitition of IDEAS. Even if antitrust laws were enforced the way they should be, that alone would not go far enough.

We need the equivalent of antitrust laws, but designed to protect the marketplace of IDEAS.

Even more basically, we need to restore restrictions on consolidation of media ownership and to reinstate the Fairness Doctrine.

And perhaps above all, WE NEED TO PROTECT NET NEUTRALITY ETC. A.S.A.P. -- the internet which has been our salvation so far is already under SEVERE ATTACK.

Pls prioritize this issue. Knowledge is power; we are powerless if we don't know what's really going on.
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  -The proper way to deal with Rush, Hannity and the media wingnuts: Break the media oligopoly! backscatter712  Jan-24-09 01:53 PM   #0 
  - Easy. Stop watching/listening/reading their crap.  dem629   Jan-24-09 01:56 PM   #1 
  - Did I suggest suppressing speech?  backscatter712   Jan-24-09 02:01 PM   #2 
  - So you don't think there has already been speech suppression by TPTB?  Donnachaidh   Jan-24-09 02:04 PM   #3 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-24-09 02:08 PM   #6 
  - No, they should be forced to compete.  backscatter712   Jan-24-09 02:19 PM   #9 
  - Demanding greater diversity of ownership and the Fairness Doctrine is not speech suppression.  chill_wind   Jan-24-09 02:23 PM   #10 
  - I doubt we're going to get the Fairness Doctrine.  backscatter712   Jan-24-09 02:43 PM   #12 
  - I have never listened to Rush on purpose, and have no plan to start.  old mark   Jan-25-09 07:02 AM   #28 
  - Aren't there anti-Trust laws on the books that need to be enforced?  patrice   Jan-24-09 02:06 PM   #4 
  - Exactly. It's time to enforce the Sherman act again. n/t  backscatter712   Jan-24-09 02:07 PM   #5 
  - Yes; but they are designed to protect COMMERCIAL competition, NOT  snot   Jan-25-09 02:28 AM   #26 
  - In Columbus, OH we have had 2 progressive radio stations  Botany   Jan-24-09 02:08 PM   #7 
  - Same here. In Boston we had 2 progressive radio stations  Submariner   Jan-24-09 03:21 PM   #18 
     - We are the freaking majority but from coast to coast we have non stop ...  Botany   Jan-24-09 03:55 PM   #22 
  - K & R! Everyone reading this should K & R this!  tom_paine   Jan-24-09 02:15 PM   #8 
  - "It's the Media, Stupid"  Artiechoke   Jan-24-09 02:25 PM   #11 
  - It was a long time ago.  annabanana   Jan-24-09 02:47 PM   #13 
  - That is a good idea and I am all for it...  zeemike   Jan-24-09 02:51 PM   #14 
  - Don't forget-the airwaves belong to the people. nt  TheGoldenRule   Jan-24-09 03:11 PM   #15 
  - Yes they do. I mentioned that earlier in this thread.  backscatter712   Jan-24-09 03:18 PM   #16 
     - So what we have is an FCC problem more than a Clear Channel problem  Optical.Catalyst   Jan-24-09 03:42 PM   #21 
        - An FCC problem, and a legislation problem.  backscatter712   Jan-24-09 05:09 PM   #24 
  - Here's my idea  creeksneakers2   Jan-24-09 03:20 PM   #17 
  - Yes, defamation laws!  backscatter712   Jan-24-09 03:32 PM   #20 
  - LOL, you honestly expect the Democrats to do this?  MadHound   Jan-24-09 03:24 PM   #19 
  - Obama's likely to.  backscatter712   Jan-24-09 03:56 PM   #23 
  - Even if there is legislation passed that forces the breakup of these megamediacorps  bertman   Jan-25-09 12:38 AM   #25 
     - I'll bet the market for progressive TV and radio is actually decent.  backscatter712   Jan-25-09 02:39 AM   #27 
        - Yes - this doesn't make sense to me statistically...  lelgt60   Jan-25-09 08:01 AM   #29 

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