Ifyou don't like the message, try to kill the messenger?

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    Ah yes, when the message isn't to your liking or if someone questions what is posted on your blog, just try to shut them down. Who needs free speech? Viva censorship! When do the book burnings begin?

    For the record, I visit DailyKos frequently and I am often shocked at the amount of hate and angry rhetoric spewed over there.

     
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    It reminds me of the outcry after the Dixie Chicks criticized Bush. There were public displays of people crushing and burning music. There were requests to radio companies to not broadcast their songs. What goes around comes around. By the way, I have no objection to people asking people to not support shows that they do not like. Let the free market decide – or do you want special legislation to protect conservative shows?
     
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    I am merely amused at the effort. Almost as amused with it as I am by the people who don't recognize that Fox News is less a news outlet and more of an analysis network. If you watch one twenty four hour cycle, there is very little actual news. It's like saying that the Drudge Report is a news website. No, it's a website that provides links to news stories, they do very little actual reporting of their own over at Drudge. In fact it is miniscule at best.

    The Dixie Chicks fiasco was just plain silly.
     
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    The Dixie Chicks are horrible, when they sing it's like a pack of dogs howling. People were doing the country a service by buring their "Music" and I use that term lightley because you can hardly call that garbage Music.
     
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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA!

    OLiely does the same thing every damn day.

    Its funny how if Oliely says call their sponsers its OK but when Kos does it its not.

    It was in direct response to Oliely telling people to call one of the DKs sponsers.

    damn you guys just cant stand it when they ohter side plays your own game huh?
     
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    Hardly cause for censorship
     
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    How was this censorship? Anymore than the moveon. push to keep FOX from hosting a debate?

    IMO both are wrong, but that is my opinion.
     
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    why is using the power of people in numbers who have a common goal wrong ?

    This is still America isnt it?
     
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    How about answering my questions first, though I'll give you a gimme, yes it's still 'America.'
     
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    what question?
     

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