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So what do you free-sppech liberals think of this democart effort to infringe free speech?
City Journal has an article revealing the plot to stop talk radio and blogs, simply becasue the liberals don't do well in the area of ideas/
http://www.city-journal.org/html/16_1_rush_oreilly.html

Democrats around the country have filed lawsuits against talk radio, trying to place a monetary value on their opinion pieces.
This is a larger attack on free speech and the freedom of the press than anything yet dreamed up by the Bush administration, yet you are strangely silent.
Should I interpret your silence an your condoning this?
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They would love to shut down AM talk
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That link you provided goes into excruciating detail on why I hate the anti-liberty, anti-democratic "McCain-Feingold" impostion on free speech.

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Should I interpret your silence an your condoning this?
You can interpret my silence as coming from the simple fact that I have a life (such as it is) and a sense of fun, rather than allowing myself to be bored to tears by AM radio and network news in order to convince myself that half the people in this country are my enemy. Sometimes I honestly believe that this kind of partisanship is some sort of psychological condition -- perhaps it's treatable.

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Actually, silence is more of a statement of general agreement with your contention that censorship is always worse than free speech. In the case of Rush and some of the other self appointed oracles of hate mongering, I get about as close as I can to understanding the desire by the right for censorship of nudity and sex.

I agree with GS that nearly any activity at all is more interesting than listening to the hypocritical bashing of select segments of the nation's citizens that fills the talk radio and Fox channels, so I don't spend much time listening or watching. When I do, I find it as corrosive to the society described by our Constitution as any pornography - this stuff actually compels the listeners to active dislike or hatred of their neighbors.

Liberals don't have such shows because such blatantly not liberal themes, like coordinating the group's hatred toward their neighbors for an entire show, do not appeal to the greater population of liberals. Jim

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Liberals don't have such shows because such blatantly not liberal themes, like coordinating the group's hatred toward their neighbors for an entire show, do not appeal to the greater population of liberals. Jim
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Jim,
I have no idea of what you are talking.
I spend a great deal of time in my car, so talk radio is a natural--there is little else i can do.
I listen to Rush, but rarely, if ever feel any "hatred" like you describe. In fact I never am compelled to hate my neightbor.
The only "righteous indignation" I feel is toward those who would destroy this country by denying the Constitution. Those who would remove the right to free speech are such people. I agree w/ Bot that Mccain Feingold is a direct atteack on free speech---It actuay prohibits political ads critical of an incumbant for 60 days prior to an electionm! What a crcck!
So, maybe its you that has the hate probelm; I don't see it in me.
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Jim,
I have no idea of what you are talking.
I spend a great deal of time in my car, so talk radio is a natural--there is little else i can do.
I listen to Rush, but rarely, if ever feel any "hatred" like you describe. In fact I never am compelled to hate my neightbor.
The only "righteous indignation" I feel is toward those who would destroy this country by denying the Constitution. Those who would remove the right to free speech are such people. I agree w/ Bot that Mccain Feingold is a direct atteack on free speech---It actuay prohibits political ads critical of an incumbant for 60 days prior to an electionm! What a crcck!
So, maybe its you that has the hate probelm; I don't see it in me.
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Perhaps you equate extreme partisanship with universal brotherhood...

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Perhaps you equate extreme partisanship with universal brotherhood...
Is that a bad thing?

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