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dysfunctional press Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-13-07 04:21 PM
Response to Reply #117
118. imus had a job- he didn't own the microphone, or pay for the airtime.
the people who pay for the airtime are allowed to put any message/messenger that they choose.
just ask the people who own the mic's and pay for the airtime that glenn beck and rush limbaugh use.

btw- i didn't say that the right they had to the airwaves they pay for was a constitutional one.
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  -Which Conservatives should we allow on the air? bryant69  Apr-13-07 08:34 AM   #0 
  - The ones who comport themselves like responsible citizens.  ClassWarrior   Apr-13-07 08:36 AM   #1 
  - Who gets to make that determination?  atreides1   Apr-13-07 08:44 AM   #17 
     - Why do you ask? Is it really so hard for you to figure out...  ClassWarrior   Apr-13-07 08:52 AM   # 
     - Um, no offense but I don't want you or any one person  shadowknows69   Apr-13-07 09:54 AM   #58 
        - Society is a "mob," and standards and mores are a "witch hunt?"...  ClassWarrior   Apr-13-07 10:04 AM   #60 
        - Why should it be frightening?  Casper Alabaster   Apr-13-07 10:27 AM   #70 
        - Considering how you have twisted my words, it's no wonder...  ClassWarrior   Apr-13-07 10:35 AM   #75 
        - Who's twisting words?  Casper Alabaster   Apr-13-07 10:42 AM   #79 
        - Imus did all this?  shadowknows69   Apr-13-07 11:24 AM   #89 
           - I'm sorry to hear you might have a spot on your lung,  Casper Alabaster   Apr-13-07 11:39 AM   #95 
        - I totally agree.  Frogger   Apr-15-07 10:20 AM   #128 
        - Do you think it is mob mentality to punish a child for wrong doing?  Toots   Apr-15-07 10:29 AM   #129 
     - Right now, it seems to be Al Sharpton. n/t  Casper Alabaster   Apr-13-07 11:12 AM   #87 
     - I think blatantly racist/misogynistic remarks make the determination  ProgressiveAmPatriot   Apr-13-07 11:42 AM   #96 
        - He feasibly could, if only all his advertisers didn't want  Casper Alabaster   Apr-13-07 12:00 PM   #101 
  - They're all liars  MessiahRp   Apr-13-07 08:36 AM   #2 
  - The problem is,  Casper Alabaster   Apr-13-07 10:32 AM   #74 
  - Ed Shultz. That's it.  Deep13   Apr-13-07 08:37 AM   #3 
  - ..  Blue State Native   Apr-13-07 08:37 AM   #5 
  - The ones who don't use public airways for hate speech. duh n/t  terip64   Apr-13-07 08:37 AM   #4 
  - Isn't espousing conservatism by definition hate speech?  bryant69   Apr-13-07 08:38 AM   #7 
     - I have some 'conservative' acquaintences who don't use hate speech,  terip64   Apr-13-07 08:42 AM   #14 
     - Because they don't use it around you  atreides1   Apr-13-07 08:46 AM   #19 
     - You're right. They probably don't use it at work or in mixed company.  terip64   Apr-13-07 08:57 AM   #32 
     - If they're not advocating torture and genocide,  Casper Alabaster   Apr-13-07 10:46 AM   #81 
     - Um, no  Sadie4629   Apr-13-07 08:48 AM   #21 
     - Free speech for those who use it truthfully and honestly  bryant69   Apr-13-07 08:49 AM   #23 
        - "Lies, distortions, and deceptions"  Sadie4629   Apr-13-07 08:53 AM   #29 
        - who said anything about absolute truth?  unpossibles   Apr-13-07 09:00 AM   #35 
           - An example of "shades of gray:"  Sadie4629   Apr-13-07 09:08 AM   #39 
           - I think you are over-simplifying the stem cell situation too, honestly  unpossibles   Apr-13-07 09:43 AM   #56 
           - You've posted some things that I didn't know. Thank you.  Sadie4629   Apr-13-07 09:52 AM   #57 
              - it's all good and honestly I prefer communication with anyone  unpossibles   Apr-13-07 10:15 AM   #65 
           - No grey areas,  Casper Alabaster   Apr-13-07 11:28 AM   #90 
           - Censorship, this is a word often misunderstood...  Casper Alabaster   Apr-13-07 11:10 AM   #86 
        - *ding*ding*ding*  Casper Alabaster   Apr-13-07 10:57 AM   #82 
     - The "c" word is offensive,  Casper Alabaster   Apr-13-07 10:37 AM   #77 
     - self-delete dupe n/t  Casper Alabaster   Apr-13-07 10:38 AM   #78 
  - They're all allowed on the air, Imus included.  mainegreen   Apr-13-07 08:38 AM   #6 
  - We got him fired; we are now going to get Beck and Limbaugh fired  bryant69   Apr-13-07 08:39 AM   #9 
     - The goal isn't to get someone fired. The goal is to hold...  ClassWarrior   Apr-13-07 08:42 AM   #15 
     - Exactly. Reasonable and responsible broadcasters have nothing to fear  bryant69   Apr-13-07 08:51 AM   #26 
     - If Ben Stein or William Buckley Jr. had radio shows, I wouldn't want them off the public airwaves  cryingshame   Apr-13-07 11:37 AM   #92 
     - Wow, that's the pantheon of American fascism...  Casper Alabaster   Apr-13-07 12:30 PM   #104 
     - Well, yeah. n/t.  Casper Alabaster   Apr-13-07 12:14 PM   #102 
     - To hold responsible and accountable by government  Casper Alabaster   Apr-13-07 12:46 PM   #105 
     - Big difference  Sadie4629   Apr-13-07 08:46 AM   #18 
     - Because there's a chance he'll be back.  mainegreen   Apr-13-07 08:52 AM   #28 
     - It's not the government banning them for now,  Casper Alabaster   Apr-13-07 11:52 AM   #100 
  - Maybe George Will  davhill   Apr-13-07 08:39 AM   #8 
  - Well, at least he knows who Vercingetorix was  Nikki Stone1   Apr-13-07 09:22 AM   #47 
     - As a political commentator, Will makes one hell of a  MN ChimpH8R   Apr-13-07 09:14 PM   #122 
  - Make a list of the ones that aren't liars, bigots or hypocrites for our  Sentinel Chicken   Apr-13-07 08:39 AM   #10 
  - THat's why I started this post  bryant69   Apr-13-07 09:10 AM   #40 
  - I'd say Lou Dobbs maybe  Truth Hurts A Lot   Apr-13-07 08:39 AM   #11 
  - "the power to get rid of voices we don't like"  QuestionAll   Apr-13-07 08:40 AM   #12 
  - The bill of rights only protects from Government intrustion on free speech  bryant69   Apr-13-07 08:43 AM   #16 
  - What a wonderful world that would be!  Sadie4629   Apr-13-07 08:50 AM   #25 
  - fighting intolerance with intolerance...  QuestionAll   Apr-13-07 08:54 AM   #30 
  - That's right  joe_sixpack   Apr-13-07 09:20 AM   #45 
  - Exactly - so long as the Government doesn't do it  bryant69   Apr-13-07 09:20 AM   #46 
  - It's only Constitutional  Casper Alabaster   Apr-13-07 01:21 PM   #107 
  - "Power to the People",  Casper Alabaster   Apr-13-07 01:30 PM   #109 
  - You have it backwards...  Casper Alabaster   Apr-13-07 01:08 PM   #106 
  - Great! When they stop marginalizing liberals I'll start fighting ...  Sentinel Chicken   Apr-13-07 08:46 AM   #20 
  - Bill of rights doesn't apply here  Touchdown   Apr-13-07 08:50 AM   #24 
     - what you REALLY need...  QuestionAll   Apr-13-07 08:59 AM   #33 
     - Great suggestion,  Sadie4629   Apr-13-07 09:01 AM   #36 
     - I do. And I use them.  Touchdown   Apr-13-07 10:25 AM   #69 
        - and you apparently missed the point of civics.  QuestionAll   Apr-13-07 11:03 AM   #84 
           - No, I didn't, but you apparently did.  Touchdown   Apr-13-07 11:31 AM   #91 
              - if they pay for the time they have a right to use it as they see fit within the law...  QuestionAll   Apr-13-07 02:30 PM   #116 
                 - We're not talking about paying for time  Touchdown   Apr-13-07 02:51 PM   #117 
                    - imus had a job- he didn't own the microphone, or pay for the airtime.  QuestionAll   Apr-13-07 04:21 PM   #118 
                       - Then our conversation should've been a short one.  Touchdown   Apr-13-07 04:31 PM   #119 
                          - the main thing is- the opposing voice has as much right to the airwaves as our side.  QuestionAll   Apr-13-07 04:33 PM   #120 
                             - Of course they do.  Touchdown   Apr-14-07 04:45 PM   #123 
                                - i'd certainly agree. i'd also agree that bill clinton bears a big part of the responsibility.  QuestionAll   Apr-14-07 05:07 PM   #124 
     - Every issue has shades of gray  Sadie4629   Apr-13-07 08:59 AM   #34 
  - The reinstatement of the fairness doctrine would do the trick  BOSSHOG   Apr-13-07 08:41 AM   #13 
  - I agree. Let them all on - along with an opposing point of view. ( n/t )  Make7   Apr-13-07 09:27 AM   #49 
  - I liked William F Buckley..Pompous and funny (emphasis on pompous).  formerrepuke   Apr-13-07 08:48 AM   #22 
  - exactly! not all conservatives are offensive, insulting filth-slingers.  cryingshame   Apr-13-07 11:38 AM   #93 
  - the ones who are not lying racist sexist America-hating scumbags  unpossibles   Apr-13-07 08:52 AM   #27 
  - It's Not The Politics, It's The Verbage  KharmaTrain   Apr-13-07 08:55 AM   #31 
  - It's not about "allowing" or "disallowing" someone on the air...  youthere   Apr-13-07 09:02 AM   #37 
  - Ummm....anyone of them who want to be on the air?  Sammy Pepys   Apr-13-07 09:04 AM   #38 
  - We've tried letting them take their views public  bryant69   Apr-13-07 09:12 AM   #41 
  - So you want to ban people from the airwaves because of their political views?  Sammy Pepys   Apr-13-07 09:16 AM   #42 
     - Is that the best response you have?  bryant69   Apr-13-07 09:19 AM   #44 
        - Again, I have to ask  Sadie4629   Apr-13-07 09:25 AM   #48 
        - If you assert, as Limbaugh and Coulter have, that we found WMDs  bryant69   Apr-13-07 10:05 AM   #61 
           - You are twisting the issue and I think you are doing it on purpose. The issue isn't their positions  cryingshame   Apr-13-07 11:39 AM   #94 
        - Can I get some assurance that you're serious?  Sammy Pepys   Apr-13-07 09:42 AM   #55 
           - You'll only bury good faith arguments?  bryant69   Apr-13-07 10:05 AM   #62 
              - No, I don't waste my time with bad faith ones....  Sammy Pepys   Apr-13-07 10:16 AM   #67 
                 - THe other point you neglect to put in  bryant69   Apr-13-07 10:27 AM   #71 
                    - Well, when you go fishing...  Sammy Pepys   Apr-13-07 10:43 AM   #80 
                       - it's not entirely  bryant69   Apr-13-07 11:02 AM   #83 
                          - How so?  Sammy Pepys   Apr-13-07 11:10 AM   #85 
                             - Ulterior motives?  bryant69   Apr-13-07 01:39 PM   #110 
                                - I'm not chargng you with having them...  Sammy Pepys   Apr-13-07 02:07 PM   #115 
  - Last week it was "nappy-headed hos",  Casper Alabaster   Apr-13-07 01:45 PM   #111 
  - The market rules  gollygee   Apr-13-07 09:17 AM   #43 
  - Yes  sleebarker   Apr-13-07 09:29 AM   #51 
  - That brings to mind  joe_sixpack   Apr-13-07 09:31 AM   #52 
     - That's exactly what it was  gollygee   Apr-13-07 09:32 AM   #53 
     - Exactly!!  GTRMAN   Apr-13-07 09:58 AM   #59 
     - Yep  sleebarker   Apr-13-07 10:08 AM   #64 
        - Sadly, depending on the way you look at it, it does...  joe_sixpack   Apr-13-07 01:50 PM   #113 
  - Who decides what I listen to?  dogday   Apr-13-07 09:28 AM   #50 
  - You can get rid of ALL of them by noon today.  greendog   Apr-13-07 09:33 AM   #54 
  - Hmmmm. Battlestar Galactaca?  bryant69   Apr-13-07 10:06 AM   #63 
     - Well, I suppose I could buy a TV to watch the Simpsons...  greendog   Apr-13-07 10:35 AM   #76 
  - I could always listen to william buckley.  NCevilDUer   Apr-13-07 10:16 AM   #66 
  - I thought this was a poll at first...  Casper Alabaster   Apr-13-07 10:19 AM   #68 
  - A man after my own heart.  bryant69   Apr-13-07 10:29 AM   #73 
  - "...they can't be on the air in a free society."  QuestionAll   Apr-13-07 08:53 PM   #121 
  - All of them  WilliamPitt   Apr-13-07 10:27 AM   #72 
  - The question isn't what conservatives are allowed on the air  mmonk   Apr-13-07 11:15 AM   #88 
  - IIRC, the Capitalist owners get to decide whom to hire and fire.  WinkyDink   Apr-13-07 11:42 AM   #97 
  - I'm glad I have satellite radio!  Zywiec   Apr-13-07 11:42 AM   #98 
  - Hannity and O'Reilly are in the clear.  hnmnf   Apr-13-07 11:48 AM   #99 
  - Conservatives are people who love America.  baldguy   Apr-13-07 12:20 PM   #103 
  - Andrew Sullivan  terrya   Apr-13-07 01:24 PM   #108 
  - Agreed.  bliss_eternal   Apr-14-07 05:59 PM   #127 
  - Where was I when you guys were passing out  StinkyMcPinknose   Apr-13-07 01:47 PM   #112 
  - at the very least, some degree of factual accuracy should be required--but we can be more generous  yurbud   Apr-13-07 01:52 PM   #114 
  - How about people who repeatedly lie and use hate speech?  depakid   Apr-14-07 05:13 PM   #125 
  - The ones that don't need to stand on minority shoulders...  bliss_eternal   Apr-14-07 05:55 PM   #126 
 

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