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  •  Fairness Doctrine (3+ / 0-)
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    PsychoSavannah, lunachickie, marina

    regulate them
    worked before

    It is the highest impertinence ... in kings and ministers, to pretend to watch over the economy of private people, ... They are themselves always, and without any exception, the greatest spendthrifts in the society. - Adam Smith

    by treesrock on Wed Jun 06, 2012 at 05:19:12 AM PDT

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    •  Exactly (2+ / 0-)
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      and every time someone mentions it, it gets slapped down as impossible because of "the changing nature of communications". And that's just bullshit. It doesn't matter what it's called or if what it used to be would work now. What matters is that there is no more Fairness Doctrine right now.

      Regulation--it's what's for Democracy. You can't have one without the other, because there will always be human beings who are sociopathic greedheads--who would sell the rest of us out in a New York minute, were there no regulation.

      One by one, regulations have gone away. And look at the train wreck that remains. FOX. Rush. Fucking liars, sophists and manipulators, the lot of them. Yet a lot of people think they're telling the truth when they are demonstrably lying.

      Because of that, half the people in America have learned to hate their own government. Yes, that's right, I said learned.

      How does that happen, again? Did you say "no regulation"???

      you can't reason with (him). (He) flies off into a rage when you try to point out anything that does not agree with that belief system.
      "But....but....they can't say it if it's not true! They wouldn't let it on the air"

      They who? The six guys who own The Air?

      Who or what do you control for the betterment of democracy as a whole? You start by regulating the ones who do not give a damn for humanity, that they would help help dismantle a democracy by using sophistry and manipulation of our own native language.

      It is time to #Occupy Media.

      by lunachickie on Wed Jun 06, 2012 at 06:03:18 AM PDT

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      •  I was hoping the Fairness Doctrine (0+ / 0-)

        would be the first thing a new President Obama would enact, because without it every good thing that Democrats tried to do would be torn apart by lies and spin.

        But the immediate backlash was "Free speech!" as if our democracy wasn't an outweighing factor, and as if the people aren't owed, aren't deserving of the whole truth.

        Instead we are treated as fungible units, cheap labor and implements of war, programmed from birth to be not all we can be, but only what they plan for us to be.

        The things that make life worth living, especially peace of mind, are not for us, but only for the privileged few.

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