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  •  The paid ads ammount to about 5% of the value (7+ / 0-)

    of the corporate message pounded home during the "news" broadcasts.

    We saw what they did to Howard Dean when he made a single soft peep about busting the media trusts (which were far less powerful then).  It's not that he was not well financed.

    They control the message.  It's like we're in a one newspaper frontier town where the publisher has complete control of the media.

    It doesn't MATTER if both candidates have an equal amount of money to take out ads.  The acceptable frame of debate will be decided by that publisher.  Anyone he decides to paint as a nut will be seen as a nut.

    Mr. Universe is a known degenerate Robotophile, and his sources include former Browncoat Traitors. What is their agenda in leaking top secret information about the Reavers and endangering us all?

    by JesseCW on Sun Jul 07, 2013 at 02:43:39 PM PDT

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    •  One of these moments... (3+ / 0-)
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      I remember was when Larry King hosted a roundtable for the Democratic Presidential candidates back in 2004.  Kucinich was trying to explain single payer health care - Larry says "But that's socialism!" and cuts him off.  That's the end of the conversation.

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