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Snellius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 01:19 PM
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Broadcasters seek ban on local satellite radio
WASHINGTON, April 16 (Reuters) - U.S. radio broadcasters have asked federal regulators to bar rival satellite radio services from offering content tailored to local markets, according to a petition obtained on Friday.

The National Association of Broadcasters, which represents radio conglomerates like Clear Channel Communications Inc. , filed the request due to concerns the up and coming satellite services are trying to replace local radio outlets.

Both XM Satellite Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. now offer traffic and weather for several cities on its national service, but are barred from using ground-based transmitters that extend service into hard-to-reach areas to air programming aimed specifically at a local market.

"This foray into local content is directly contrary to ... repeated and express promises that satellite radio service would be limited to delivering national programming to serve the unserved and underserved," according to the petition filed this week and obtained by Reuters.

http://cnn.netscape.cnn.com/ns/news/story.jsp?id=200404...
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BadGimp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 01:23 PM
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1. This is the same thing the Cable cos dealt with
This is the same thing the Cable cos dealt with when they entered the marketplace. They lost btw.
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dArKeR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 01:55 PM
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5. Can you please post the link at where you found the picture of the
murdered soldiers flying home? Thank you.
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Whoa_Nelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 02:23 PM
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7. Was wondering the same thing, dArKeR, and found these links...
Edited on Sun Apr-18-04 02:27 PM by Angel_O_Peace
The one posted on this DU thread has a URL properties address of:
w w w . b a r t c o p . c o m / i r a q - c o f f i n s . j p g

Found a similar pic on http://www.bartcop.com / and that pic's URL properties are
w w w . b a r t c o p . c o m / d o v e r _ m o r t u a r y . j p g
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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 03:03 PM
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11. Maybe, some "messengers" are best left alone,...
,...doncha' think?

Personally, I do not want to "kill" that messenger,...whomever it may be.
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dArKeR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 03:31 PM
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13. Not for me. In my opinion whomever released these pictures for all the
world to see the truth is more respectable and honorable than the American Media. People who calculate in their minds what is the best option for their cause are total liars to themselves and to whatever created our Universe.

I've seen a few CNN reporters come clean on this. (At least on CNN International.) They had been covering wars and killings for so long and always their pictures were edited for 'American Family Viewing'. Then one day a mortar fell on them and they almost get killed, wounded badly. They decided right then that the sanitzing of the truth in fact was/had been all along promoting this type of butchering.

You decide.
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 01:34 PM
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2. poor clear channel
they may want to rethink their rotten business practices and their shitty play list that they force every station to play. the only reason they stay in business is they bought everyone-sat is going to knock them out of the game in the coming years because you get what you pay for-the programming you want,instead of the lasest "talent" cc is "promoting".
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walmartsucks Donating Member (149 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 01:34 PM
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3. God forbid
The media companies have to actually compete in the marketplace. This is a capitalist economy, after all. Rather than compete, they'd rather regulate their competition out of existence.
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 02:12 PM
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6. Capitalist when it works for them...
regulated when it doesn't.

Neo-conism in a nutshell.
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Toucano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 01:47 PM
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4. When something that is free
like broadcast can't compete with a subscription service that costs money, the thing that's free really must suck.

Broadcast needs to change or die.


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ultramega Donating Member (160 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 02:56 PM
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9. Amen to that, these folks make me sick.
If I knew how to do the little vomit guy, he'd be right *here*.

This seems like free-market capitalism at it's finest, and they have a problem with it?

By the way, Air America is on XM satellite radio.

But aside from my beechings, does anyone care to predict how this will turn out?
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President Jesus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 02:49 PM
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8. Clear Channel campaign contributions
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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 03:00 PM
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10. Huh, they are b*tching about a FREE MARKET!!!
Do as you tell others to do,...get over it,...swallow it,...take it and pull up your d*mned boot-straps (or belt-buckles or panties or whatever)!!! Geez, these fake "free marketeers" always get so cranky when they are forced to face the music.
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Democat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 03:25 PM
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12. Clear Channel hates free speech!
They want Howard Stern dead, and now they want to ban people from talking about local news or weather? What's next from these crooks?
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librechik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 03:57 PM
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14. corporations hate competition
they lie about their love for the "free market" and lobby congress to shut down anybody who's not in on the fix.
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