Speech Police Target L.A.

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    City Council Warns ‘Crack Ho’ Comments ‘Intolerable’, Calls For Diversity In Talk Radio « CBS Los Angeles

    "Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?... Has it ever occurred to your, Winston, that by the year 2050, at the very latest, not a single human being will be alive who could understand such a conversation as we are having now?... The whole climate of thought will be different. In fact, there will be no thought, as we understand it now. Orthodoxy means not thinking-not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness."
    - George Orwell, 1984, Book 1, Chapter 5

    And so it begins....
     
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    Pretty dumb proposal. But being stupid is a fundamental human right.
     
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    Yes but being stupid and being in power make dangerous bedfellows.

    This is CA. Nothing should surprise us.
     
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    As I used to tell my American History students: California and Louisiana, two states that have more than their fair share of lunatics. (please take no offense Californians and Louisianians, just a historical fact).

    You're right that it would be better if there were more restraints on people making stupid rules and regulations of course. But in a democracy, it's up to the voters to be the ultimate restraint.
     
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    Perhaps you would know this. Doesn't the FCC regulate the airwaves? How could this be banned by a city? I live in NJ and can get Philly stations. If my town banned a certain shock jock, how would that work?

    I'm also curious how they can target radio and not TV? I'm sure it has NOTHING to do with all the TV studios in LA.
     
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    As I understand it, the propsal before this city council is just a resolution. That is not any form of regulation, just a declaration. Ithey feel f they wanted to they could vote a resolution saying that everybody should be nice to one another. Doesn't really mean a thing.
     
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    The resolution merely condemns racist and sexist slurs. It doesn't make them illegal.

    You stupid crack ho.
     
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    Your Avi looks like a crack ho. Is that you in the hat? :D
     
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    Truth is an absolute defense. Whitney Houston was indeed a crack ho who spent her last day drowning in enough booze to fill a bathtub.
     
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