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View Diary: Limbaugh Is Losing! With Each Hateful Word, More Sponsors Leave. (300 Left Last Month) Total: 2,500+ (205 comments)

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  •  The 1st Amendment does not truly apply (0+ / 0-)

    to people in Rush Limbaugh's position. Not to Rachel Maddow either. Nor

    First, as I understand the law and the Constitution, cable commentators are engaged in commercial speech, which MAY be regulated... example: the laws against false advertising.

    Second, it is not an infringement of a performer's 1st Amendment rights for private individuals to refuse to enjoy or even to listen to their performance. Nor is it an infringement of those rights for private individuals to refuse to patronize the sponsors of performances those private individuals find to be in poor taste. It is simply the free market at work.

    Third, slander is not protected under the 1st Amendment.

     

    “An egg is not poultry.” – Old Blues song

    by carbonman1950 on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 09:51:08 PM PST

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