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    Rhode Island Gov: Advertisers should "shut down" divisive talk radio
    Rhode Island's new Governor Lincoln Chafee is taking his views on talk radio a step further.

    Chafee now tells reporters that the best way to stop "divisive" talk radio is to get sponsors to yank their ads.

    The Providence Journal reports Chafee as saying, "Those that pay — the advertisers — should shut them down. My view is that some of these people don't even believe what they are saying, but they are making money off it. They're selling this divisive and highly emotional [content] … because it sells. So the advertisers have to shut them down." The former Republican-turned-Independent governor has had his own run-ins with conservatives, including Ann Coulter. Chafee has been a target of the right after calling Sarah Palin a "wacko" in 2008.

    News : Rhode Island Gov: Advertisers should "shut down" divisive talk radio | Radio-Info.com


    Zambia: Mongu riots leave two dead
    Two people have died following the riot in Mongu today over the Barotse agreement. Home Affairs Minister Mkondo Lungu confirmed the two deaths and arrest of about hundred people in connection with the riot.

    And Government has said that it will not condone any group of people that will continue spreading hatred, tribalism and violence in the country.
    Acting government spokesperson Dora Siliya said that anyone who wants to take the law into their own hands will be dealt with firmly to send a signal to all thinking that government is soft on the matter.

    Ms Siliya has called on people of Western province to remain calm and not to allow the situation to worsen.
    Addressing a press in Lusaka today, Ms. Siliya said it was unfortunate that the group calling itself the Black Bulls are taking advantage and misleading youths.
    Ms. Siliya said youths should be vigilant and ensure that they are not victims as they will only be the ones to be exposed to the police.
    She said it is the reason why government has sent a full force of police to diligently deal with the matter in the province.
    And Radio Lyambai in Mongu has been closed. Sources at the radio station confirmed to QFM that the radio station was closed this morning when police stormed the station and confiscated computers.
    The source says the station was closed for airing voice pops of people on the Barotse agreement.

    Mongu riots leave two dead | LusakaTimes.com
     
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    How do we get the sponsors to shut down the NPR hate machine
     
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    And so it goes on.

    They want to squash freedom of speech, and they use an unrelated shooting to make the attempt.

    Makes you want to bust a cap in someone's ass.
     
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    That's one free ride that is operating on borrowed time. ;)
     
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    What doesnt?
     
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    Thank you for taking it to Sillyville.
     
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    The left will do ANYTHING to shut down Conservative talk,Linking it to the Arizona shooting failed so now they move to the fairness doctrine.When that fails they will get someone who knows his way around blackmailing sponsors to drop talk radio and when that fails they will move on to something else.
     
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    Why is the right so convinced that we on the left give a shit about conservative talk radio?

    Oh, yeah. That's right - because right wing talk radio hosts stir up the fear of the "fairness doctrine" in order to make their listeners keep listening.
     
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    I see you are batting Zero again. Talk show hosts don't make their listeners do anything. ;)
     
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    You're right. A poor choice of words on my part. But my point still stands.

    I hear many many more Conservatives fear mongering about the "Fairness Doctrine" than I see Liberals calling for its return...
     
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