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  •  That would be good too (2+ / 0-)
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    redcat, rainmanjr

    But isn't this "it's no good unless it's all good" argument the one that many of us usually associate with gun defenders?
    They often say "this law won't fix the whole problem, so we shouldn't do it at all."
    Every small step toward a more informed electorate is a good step.

    •  This sends the wrong message. (0+ / 0-)

      That the Internet somehow presents a different and more pernicious ethics/transparency issue than the media at large.

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        rainmanjr, DSPS owl

        I just don't see it that way (although I don't deny that this may have been the intent of some of the drafters).
        I like other comments in this thread that lean toward the idea that this will give internet-based information sites more heft than paper-based or cable-based information sites.

        Of course, the important move would be to modify our education system so that we are educating better informed users of information, but - as someone who works in public education - I have a hard time seeing that happen any time soon.

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