Media Matters targeting radio stations

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    The tax exempt Media Matters is now buying radio messages targeting individual radio stations by name that carry the Rush Limbaugh show. What's going on?
     
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    They hate freedom of speech.
     
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    The only point of view they want disseminated is their own. Silence all opposition.
     
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    Why is a righty crying about Free speech?

    The airwaves are PUBLICLY OWNED. They are the Commons. We actually own the airwaves. We only allow corporations to broadcast on our airwaves. They used to be regulated. There were reasons for that. Too many to go into, but one of the reasons was so that the rich wouldn't buy up all the media outlets and then brainwash us with their right wing nonsense. But like a lot of other things, Clinton went along, and the rich gobbled up all the media. Whats funny about that is it came back to bite him in the ass. The right wing media didn't stop bashing the Clinton's so much that it actually cost Hillary the nomination in 2008.

    Anyways, I don't think we need to go back to the exact Fairness Doctrine that you on the right did away with, but I do think the airwaves and media are important and we can not allow the corporations to own them all. This is why things like NPR are important. If they are going to own 19 of the 20 radio stations, at least don't be crying liberal when stations like NPR don't sound exactly like what Rush is spewing.
     
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    And you hate theirs. :lol:
     
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    Freedom of speech protects the people from the government limiting speech. It doesn't mean people can't get angry over what people have said. It doesn't require people to buy things from a particular vendor.
     
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    Lush Rimbaugh doesn't have a right to have a radio show.
     
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    Citation?
     
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    If Media Matters wants to be the voice and promote their hatred, they should have to relinquish their tax exempt status, government in no way should support groups that make political targets.
     
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    Why is it the right doesnt understand freedom of speech?
     

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