Should Beck, Rush, and Freedomworks Be Prosecuted?

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Should Beck, Rush, and Freedomworks be Prosecuted for Payola?

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  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. Synthaholic
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    some people should be prosecuted for being obsessive goofs over radio and tv host

    If we want to go there all the idiot talking heads at PMSnbc should be prosecuted for being raging nut jobs:lol:
     
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    Beck is not a politician. He can do whatever he wants.
     
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    Uh, payola is a payment given in exchange for promoting a commercial product. Pretty sure political speech is not a commercial product.
     
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    Radio DJs weren't politicians, either.

    Relevance FAIL.
     
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    Please show that to be a fact.
     
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    Get thee a dictionary...

    pay·o·la [ pay ṓlə ]
    bribe for promoting product: a payment given in exchange for promoting a commercial product, or the system of making such payments, especially to disc jockeys
     
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    Yeah, Spitzer must have different copy of that dictionary of yours. I would believe that just about any judge would find that it violates the intent of the law if not the specific wording of the law and that the defendants would be found guilty.

    Payola - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    Should the mainstream-media be hammered in court for taking payola from Obama?

    Yes.
     
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    I'm sorry, but did you just criticize my source...by quoting Wikipedia? Oh that's precious. :lol: Then, you put up Elliot Spitzer as your man? You realize this is about payola and not prostitution, right? Goodness, I couldn't make this stuff up! :lol::lol::lol: Well, since 'ol Spitzy got shit-canned from the Alwhatever network, I'm sure he'll be Johnny on the spot with this oh-so-urgent crusade...:doubt:
     

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