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Fri Jan 28, 2022, 08:22 PM Jan 2022

Would you shop at a bookstore that sold books by Bill O'Reilly or Oprah? [View all]

Would you use a cable service that carried Fox News?

Would you allow your city or state to have a library carry a book by Hitler?

Because that is really the Spotify question. It is more of a bookstore than a radio station. You pick what you want to listen to. Out of the 75 million songs they carry, I bet a few have racist or insensitive lyrics. They carry music by Wagner and Jerry Lee Lewis and Jimmy Page. thier 3.2 Million podcasts could have opinions you disagree with or facts that are wrong.

Heck Spotify gave 25 million to a couple of lazy, rich unemployed people whose family helped burn down the White House. (Fortunately Harry and Meghan are lazy grifters so no worries about boycotting thier podcast they haven't bothered to record it yet)


This is not radio. Like a bookstore, you pick what interests you and listen to that. Want to listen to nothing but Death Metal or Island music or K-pop here is a million songs. Want a podcast that covers the Buffalo Bills or Global warming plenty of those?

We get upset about republicans trying to police what we read and yet here we are trying to police what others listen to.

Look, I have no issues calling out Joe Rogan. he deserves it. I have no issues calling out David Bowie or Jimmy Page for molesting underage girls. But we choose what we listen to. And China Girl is a catchy tune. So sue me.

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Barnes and Noble sells both kinds of books. kimbutgar Jan 2022 #1
If that bookstore had a $100 million dollar deal for the exclusive rights to o'reilly's book... Salviati Jan 2022 #2
+1 RockRaven Jan 2022 #4
The Fox News model ibegurpard Jan 2022 #26
Where is the line? How many should die before we intervene in "fire in crowded theater" rhetoric? hlthe2b Jan 2022 #3
Honestly Rogan is a stoned Charlie Rose for the Gen X / Millennial crowd cinematicdiversions Jan 2022 #7
One needn't cancel to send a message. Let influential musicians know you want them to follow lead hlthe2b Jan 2022 #15
This message was self-deleted by its author iemanja Jan 2022 #5
I will continue to support free speech and acknowledge cachukis Jan 2022 #6
Good post. I agree. Buckeyeblue Jan 2022 #27
Would you shop at a bookstore that carried a LOT of copies of a book called Scrivener7 Jan 2022 #8
And yet if you listen to Spotify it is very possible to have no idea they even carry Joe Rogan. cinematicdiversions Jan 2022 #9
You know now. Scrivener7 Jan 2022 #10
Look I don't have cable. But everyone who does literally is giving money to Fox News. cinematicdiversions Jan 2022 #12
You have a point. Fox has been chipping away at it for a long time and Scrivener7 Jan 2022 #22
You're asserting an equivalence between Bill O'Reilly and Oprah? milestogo Jan 2022 #11
Whaaaaa, leave Spotify alone! Whaaaaaa. FSogol Jan 2022 #13
But Spotify is not a bookstore in Rogan's case, it is the publisher. tinrobot Jan 2022 #14
That is a fair point of view. And I disagree with them paying for any exclusive content. cinematicdiversions Jan 2022 #17
Wasn't on Spotify to begin with. LiberatedUSA Jan 2022 #16
Yes Hangingon Jan 2022 #18
It's a moot point about Spotify for me since they do not support lossless files. totodeinhere Jan 2022 #20
Yes to #1 and #3, no to #2 - Ms. Toad Jan 2022 #21
Spotify-Jared Kushner connection revealed in DU post. Does this change your viewpoint? cbabe Jan 2022 #23
And artists have a right to pull their products ibegurpard Jan 2022 #24
It actually goes to The Grand Illuminist Jan 2022 #25
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