Skip to comments.CATO Lobbies for Hollywood (Sleazoid Time-Warner funds libertarian think tank)
Posted on 01/08/2005 5:53:12 AM PST by heye2monn
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Libertarinas are kooks. If they ever institutes their social policies, the ensuing chaos would lead not to more liberty but diminished freedom for everyone.
And no, Ayn Rand was not a godess; she was a money whore.
Exactly my sentiment, heye2monn. Libertarians need to realize they are indeed the laughingstock of American politics and of American beliefs.
I dont usually eat popcorn this early in the day, but I will pull up a seat and watch the fur fly on this one. I can hear the libertarians marshalling their forces and decending on this thread like a plague of locusts. Good luck.
Bozell's moralising,Big Government nanny State crap is the "conservative" flipside to much of what I oppose in liberalism.
Too bad the WWE smackdown didn't put Bozo and the PTC out of business permanently
You knew Ayn Rand, then ?
Libertarians don't need to marshall our forces. This tripe falls of its own accord. People who argue that freedom advocates want the f-word and Janet's boob everywhere are not rational and it's not possible to have a rational discussion with them. So why bother?
Some interesting data re donations from Time/Warner to the L's.
Your ping lists might be interested in this.
Great point. I think the answer is that most people who call themselves "libertarians" support these things.
I was reading and trying to follow Bozell's argument until I came across this gem. "Several thousand scientific studies"!! Then it should be easy to lest two thousand peer reviewed articles that support his argument, and their should be no contention about it. Where are they? I have not heard about them. All that I have seen a a few, perhaps half a dozen, studies that indicate that there may be an effect on some kids. And, I have heard of a few studies that indicated that there was no measurable effect, though I cannot name them.
So, for those of you who support censorship, I am willing to be convinced of the harm to children, by all these thousands of scientific studies.
It is rational to assume that the libertarian "advocates of freedom" do in effect want the f-word everywhere. If not for the outpouring of conservative outrage over Janet at the Superbowl, who knows how far her imitators would push the envelope in front of our kids this year? The libertarians floated out of their marijuana haze and mocked the conservatives and parents instead of joining in their outrage.
First half dozen post on this thread were pejorative and 'double-dog daring' the libertee's out.
We've only got two years to demonstrate productive government under a republican trinity, why do these bozo's have to muck it up in divisive nonsense. Battlefield medical treatment ~ priorities ~ fix what you can ~
We've gotta get people to understand to unite, not divide. You don't unite by baiting and insulting people that yearn for liberty.
Rant not directed at you, by the way.
CATO Lobbies for Hollywood
funds libertarian think tank)
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Thanks for the Mega Meek Bump!
And here is the most stunning remark that Mr. Bozell made in his article.
"The broadcast airwaves are owned by the public, not the networks. Use of those public airwaves is a privilege, and the networks have been systematically abusing that privilege by airing product that is absolute sewage and clearly in violation of their legal responsibility to abide by community standards of decency."
Wow, the Constitution has no jurisdiction on "public" property.
I thought the U.S. was a constitutional republic form of government, not a democracy.
Free people coupled with the power of the capitalistic marketplace will take care of "community standards."
You so called "conservatives" I don't get your reasoning.
The FCC is a relic from the big poompa of Democrat"s, FDR.
Why do you wish to "conserve" their legacy?
Why not "conserve" the Bill of Rights?
Yes, liberty is not pretty sometimes.
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