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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-27-06 09:46 PM
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Oh dear, oh dear. Keep pornographers away from ML baseball.
Latest bee up the religious right's backside is that John Malone, "a businessman with longtime porn industry ties" may be purchasing the Atlanta Braves. Funny thing is, he also has longtime ties to the Republican Party and the Religious Wrong.

In 1995, after Republicans won control of Congress, Paul Weyrich was able to convince Tele-Communications Inc. (TCI) cable systems to carry his fledgling network, clearing a very difficult hurdle for any new cable channel. TCI, the nation's largest cable operator at the time, was run by John C. Malone, who owned effective controlling interest in the company and was a prominent industry spokesman for deregulatory plans that the new Gingrich-led Congress would act on. Malone served on the board of the Cato Institute, and he praised Rush Limbaugh for being willing to "say politically incorrect things."

The conservative mogul emerged in the mid-1990s as a key behind-the-scenes player in the political composition of the media. "Malone was the man who decided what went into the television sets of one in every four U.S. cable households-and what didn't," wrote Murdoch biographer Neil Chenoweth. When Rupert Murdoch launched the FOX News Channel in 1996, Malone made him a crucial deal, giving Murdoch access to TCI systems in return for the right to buy a 20 percent interest in the channel. Malone purchased two-thirds of MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, the producer of PBS's NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, and TCI owned significant interests in the Discovery Channel, Court TV and Time Warner, which owned CNN and Time among other media properties. When Malone created his own news chat show, he hired future FOX anchor David Asman from the Wall Street journal as host and called it Damn Right! He also brought to TCI Pat Robertson's Family Channel, formerly the Christian Broadcasting Network."

http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Propaganda/Republican...

And,

Pat Robertson has relinquished day-to-day operations of his eight-year-old grassroots political organization, the Christian Coalition, but he has become board chair, a new position. Don Hodel, 62, a secretary of Energy and Interior in the Reagan administration, succeeded Robertson as president and chief executive. He is a former board member and executive vice president of Focus on the Family. Pat and Tim Robertson, along with Tele-Communications Inc. founder John Malone, formed IFE in 1990 to buy out the Family Channel from CBN after the network's profitability threatened the ministry's tax-exempt status. While CBN programming originally had been heavy with Christian shows, The 700 Club wound up as the only overtly "Christian" show on the Family Channel schedule. (Source: 7/14/97, Christianity Today.)
http://www.rapidnet.com/~jbeard/bdm/exposes/robertson/g...


Link to the Family Research Council's heartfelt plea to sign their petition:

The American families who fill the seats, populate the Little Leagues, buy the hot dogs and wave the pennants should not see their hard-earned money go to line the pockets of a pioneer in the porn trade.
MLB can and must set a high standard, for players and owners alike.
:spray:
http://www.frc.org/get.cfm?i=AL06G03



I sent them a letter telling them that I was shocked, shocked that a man who has been such a good friend to the religious right and the Republican party is now all of a sudden an evil pornographer.

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cdsilv Donating Member (883 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-27-06 09:49 PM
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1. GOP formula - does he have money? If so, suck up to him. Period - n/t
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JohnnyLib Donating Member (197 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-27-06 09:51 PM
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2. What goes around.....

Thanks, this is wonderful, karma at its finest. Even that stalward, upright mouthpiece Limbaugh is mentioned. Happy, happy, happy.
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-27-06 10:40 PM
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3. Boss Hogg wants to buy a baseball team, so what.
Crooked ass GOPer is so corrupt that his peers are jealous. Haha.
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bumblebee1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-28-06 12:47 AM
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4. If the FRC gets their way, there'll be no more porn in the clubhouse.
Wait a minute, there is a clubhouse in which no porn is allowed. Ever hear of the Colorado Rockies? Now imagine if Hugh Hefner bought the Cubs or White Sox. Imagine Larry Flynt buying the LA Dodgers?
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-28-06 07:59 AM
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5. Kick.
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