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Robson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:39 PM
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Instead of the "Fairness Doctrine" how about we..........
......just reinforce FCC laws that would require that the consolidated media divest itself of its properties and require that newspapers, radio and TV stations, and media networks of all types become totally independent and not controlled by outside corporate interests.

The problem that we have today is that our media has become owned by a relatively few corporations and private interests. These have the potential to be controlled to advance a political or self serving agenda.

Let's go back the thousands of points of light that represent the independent opinions that used to be our media.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:40 PM
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1. Divestiture has to happen, too, and not just in media
Face it, there are just too many near monopolies out there and they're stifling what is left of this country's economy. The sooner they get broken up, the better.
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zonmoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:46 PM
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2. why not just reset the corporate structure so that corporations can
only last 50 years and have to be limited to one limited business. like they did back at the start of the country.
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razors edge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 10:51 PM
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3. Keep the net free
and watch them all die on the vine.

But do not allow any type of hate speech legislation , its just censorship wrapped in a "Patriot Act" terminology that will outlaw free speech.

I can decide for myself who I wish to read, and I think you should have that same option.
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Bitwit1234 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:42 PM
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4. It is killing the newspaper business.
People who used to buy newspapers are going to the internet, and why, because they want news not the republican talking points the republican corporate MSM gives out instead of real news.

There has been nothing really eye catching about any of the republican sex scandals. But they are constantly posting about the democratic mayor of one of the CA cities who had sex and an affair with the one of the spanish newsreaders on the Spanish channels. See why people are sick of the newspapers.
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loser_user Donating Member (155 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:45 PM
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5. Bias is a good reason, but the REAL reason is...
Unless its an evening paper, who really wants to re-read all the news from the day before?
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