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  •  Well and cogently said! (7+ / 0-)

    I've wondered where we would be today as a nation if we still had a Fairness in Broadcasting Law ("Fairness Doctrine," repealed under Reagan in 1987).

    Imagine a USA without the constant lies and propaganda of Rush Limbaugh and his ilk.

    Via searching for the exact date the Fairness Doctrine was repealed, I found this:

    A Brief History of The Fairness Doctrine

    Further information at Wikipedia:

    To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men. -Abraham Lincoln

    by Eyesbright on Sat Feb 16, 2013 at 03:20:35 PM PST

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    •  everything changed when reagan killed the Fairness (4+ / 0-)

      Doctrine. his biggest contribution to the destruction of democracy.

      thanks for the links.

      at this point i'm not sure a new one is desirable or possible, especially with all the folks on the left who think the talk radio monopoly and it's coordinated corporate propagandists are some expression of free speech.

      but i do not think it can survive if our universities start looking for alternatives for their sports. if they can't piggyback our unis they will lose their dominance and once progressive radio hits 20% or more in the general US the RW liars will no longer have their immunity from facts and challenge.

      This is a list of 76 universities for Rush Limbaugh that endorse global warming denial, racism, sexism, and GOP lies by broadcasting sports on over 170 Limbaugh radio stations.

      by certainot on Sat Feb 16, 2013 at 03:54:56 PM PST

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