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Groups want FCC to police hate speech on talk radio, cable news networks
the hill ^ | 6/1/10 | Gautham Nagesh

Posted on 06/01/2010 4:59:19 PM PDT by Nachum

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is being urged to monitor "hate speech" on talk radio and cable broadcast networks.

A coalition of more than 30 organizations argue in a letter to the FCC that the Internet has made it harder for the public to separate the facts from bigotry masquerading as news.

The groups also charge that syndicated radio and cable television programs "masquerading as news" use hate as a profit model.

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1 posted on 06/01/2010 4:59:19 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

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2 posted on 06/01/2010 4:59:56 PM PDT by happinesswithoutpeace (1.416785(71) x 10^32)
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To: Nachum

Seems to me part of freedom is the freedom to hate and to express it no matter how offensive it may be to some people. Guess I got that wrong...


3 posted on 06/01/2010 5:00:34 PM PDT by FourPeas (What do you call a peaceful Hamas protester? Deceased.)
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To: Nachum

These groups are equivalent to book burners.


4 posted on 06/01/2010 5:00:53 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Nachum

Looks like ACORN is getting their mojo back.


5 posted on 06/01/2010 5:02:51 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: FourPeas

I know there is one radio station in NYM (Black Station)
that is constantly on “whitey’s” case. Wlll they be included in the monitoring process?


6 posted on 06/01/2010 5:03:24 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: FourPeas

It is freedom of thought they want to shut down


7 posted on 06/01/2010 5:04:11 PM PDT by GeronL (Political Correctness Kills)
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To: Mr. Wright

Above post should read NYC (New York City) — sorry for the goof!


8 posted on 06/01/2010 5:04:16 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: Nachum
Internet has made it harder for the public to separate the facts from bigotry masquerading as news

The problem is not the internet. The problem is that people are too stupid to separate opinion from facts.

9 posted on 06/01/2010 5:04:25 PM PDT by GSWarrior (Businessmen are more trustworthy than professors, politicians and preachers.)
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To: Nachum

reading the comment section on The Hill sent chills down my spine.

Amazing how many fascists live amongst us.


10 posted on 06/01/2010 5:05:47 PM PDT by sauropod (Ill behaved women rarely make dinner.)
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To: Nachum

Free speech thing sure is a bitch, isn’t it.


11 posted on 06/01/2010 5:06:06 PM PDT by farlander (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Nachum

Who decides what is hate speech


12 posted on 06/01/2010 5:06:48 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom sarc ;))
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To: Nachum
A coalition of more than 30 organizations argue in a letter to the FCC that the Internet has made it harder for the public to separate the facts from bigotry masquerading as news.

This will be the undoing of ABCBSNBCMSNBC, etc., because the Internet, in many respects, has shown the bigotry masquerading as news!

Dan Rather's biased lying about GWB's National Guard records comes to mind.

13 posted on 06/01/2010 5:07:25 PM PDT by lonestar (Better Obama picks his nose than our pockets!)
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To: Gene Eric
"These groups are equivalent to book burners"

I disagree. Book burning is a celebration of freedom. This administration is not about freedom.


14 posted on 06/01/2010 5:08:15 PM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: Nachum
A coalition of more than 30 organizations argue in a letter to the FCC that the Internet has made it harder for the public to separate the facts from bigotry masquerading as news.

Excellent. Publish the names and principles of the aforementioned 30 organizations.

Sure would be fun locating them...

5.56mm

15 posted on 06/01/2010 5:08:25 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Nachum
..."masquerading as news" use hate as a profit model".

Must be talking about MSNBC /s
16 posted on 06/01/2010 5:08:41 PM PDT by D1X1E (Trust but verify... especially if you got your information from the government.)
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To: Nachum
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is being urged to monitor "hate speech" on talk radio and cable broadcast networks.

Getting into the "hate speech" designation is basically having one group tell another group that they don't like what they're saying. Sorry... that's not the free speech that should be available on the Internet and on the airwaves.

Sure, this kind of free speech means that things get "hammered" that I don't like to see getting hammered -- like people saying ridiculous things about Christianity (for example). But, I'll put up with that, so that -- on the "other side of the coin" that no one comes back and says I can't talk about things from what Christianity says, too ...

Those "others" can hammer away all they want on things like Christianity and I'll hammer right back ... LOL ... that's the kind of free speech that I like ... :-)

17 posted on 06/01/2010 5:08:42 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Nachum
...and so it begins.
18 posted on 06/01/2010 5:09:09 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free, Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: sauropod

More than half. They might as well come out and name Fox News and conservatives. Any idea they oppose is deemed “hate speech.” They think that preventing people from speaking will keep reality from intruding upon their fantasy utopia.


19 posted on 06/01/2010 5:10:17 PM PDT by kenth
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To: Nachum

And these are the same groups pushing “net neutrality.”


20 posted on 06/01/2010 5:10:45 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Nachum
The problem is that the Obama administration will be the ones deciding what is hate speech. What is this, Venezuela?
21 posted on 06/01/2010 5:10:55 PM PDT by DHSMostWanted (God give me the strength to deal with ignorant liberals.)
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To: DHSMostWanted

Looking like that’s the goal. EVERY day.


22 posted on 06/01/2010 5:13:23 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: al baby
Who decides what is hate speech

Leftists.....

.....They always have.

.....They always will.

23 posted on 06/01/2010 5:14:00 PM PDT by SteamShovel (Obama...Chains you can believe in)
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To: I see my hands

Who’s Freedom?


24 posted on 06/01/2010 5:14:07 PM PDT by DHSMostWanted (God give me the strength to deal with ignorant liberals.)
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To: GSWarrior
You were saying ...

The problem is not the internet. The problem is that people are too stupid to separate opinion from facts.

Well, in the past and with big news organizations being the "gate-keepers" they did "keep a lid" on things that were so ridiculous and patently obvious as hoaxes and such ridiculous ideas, that they "never saw the light of day".

Now, with the Internet, the most idiotic idea gets "front-row billing" on someone's website. So, that does require a bit more common sense with people.

AND..., from what I've seen here (with some comments on the board, overall...) stupid ideas and idiotic theories do abound even here.

I'm sure that's what they mean.

However, I'm personally more than happy to tell others that they've got a perfectly ridiculous idea that they're spouting off about -- just so I can keep reading things without the previous "gate-keepers" ... but the stupid ideas and absolutely ridiculous theories do certainly abound on the Internet.

25 posted on 06/01/2010 5:14:25 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: SteamShovel

Where the hell is the ACLU ?


26 posted on 06/01/2010 5:15:00 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom sarc ;))
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To: Gene Eric

Starting to sound like Fahrenheit 451.


27 posted on 06/01/2010 5:15:34 PM PDT by DHSMostWanted (God give me the strength to deal with ignorant liberals.)
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To: Nachum
Yea!I think a good place for the FCC to monitor would be the three Terrestrial Networks,CNN,CNBC,MSNBC and any other left-wing loony broadcasters in the United States.

I haven't heard any So called Right-wing Talk Radio or TV networks threatening violence against our boy president.If I could type president smaller I would because this boy presently occupying that office is very small.That's why he has to constantly reaffirm that he's the president.

28 posted on 06/01/2010 5:15:39 PM PDT by puppypusher
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To: Nachum
Hmm, why don't we start with the hate speech Bill Maher spewed the other day!? Oh, wait, I forgot, liberals get a pass on this one, too.


29 posted on 06/01/2010 5:16:08 PM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: FourPeas
Seems to me part of freedom is the freedom to hate and to express it no matter how offensive it may be to some people.

You are partially correct.....

.....If you are a leftist, like Whoopie Goldberg, Mikey Moore, or Cindy Sheehan, you are free to think and say anything you wish...No matter how offensive to others.

.....If you are a common average person who isn't a leftist, you had better watch your step, opinion, and what you say.

30 posted on 06/01/2010 5:17:25 PM PDT by SteamShovel (Obama...Chains you can believe in)
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To: Nachum
I keep hearing, 'You can't believe everything you read on the internet.' This is always from people whose truth meter is broken or who have relied all their life on someone else to tell them what is real.

The internet is the best freedom of speech vehicle we have ever had. Those who love freedom know this.

31 posted on 06/01/2010 5:18:27 PM PDT by Do Be (The heart is smarter than the head.)
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To: Star Traveler
Well, in the past and with big news organizations being the "gate-keepers" they did "keep a lid" on things that were so ridiculous and patently obvious as hoaxes and such ridiculous ideas, that they "never saw the light of day".

Not as much as you think. CSICOP got started because paranormal phenomena became a "phenom" on the MSM. Uri Geller, Erich von Daniken, et al., got through fine back then.

32 posted on 06/01/2010 5:19:11 PM PDT by danielmryan
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To: al baby
Where the hell is the ACLU ?

In the Left Pocket...

33 posted on 06/01/2010 5:19:13 PM PDT by SteamShovel (Obama...Chains you can believe in)
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To: abb
You were saying ...

And these are the same groups pushing “net neutrality.”

Not from what I've seen. You'll find that groups talking about "hate speech" and/or the "Fairness Doctrine" (another item that some want to "revive") -- are not the ones who are talking about "Net Neutrality".

Those things related to "hate speech" and the "Fairness Doctrine" are related to the content of the speech that people are saying and giving out to others.

But, the things having to do with "Net Neutrality" -- has to do with all the "bits and bytes" flowing on the Internet not being blocked or hampered ... and allowed to flow to any other user, without restriction.

Net Neutrality is about technical computer/Internet matters (like TCP/IP and other Internet protocols), not with "content of speech" (as in "human beings speaking/writing", as is with "hate speech" and the other thing, the "Fairness Doctrine") ... LOL ...

34 posted on 06/01/2010 5:19:44 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: danielmryan

You’re talking about — what I would say is 100,000 to 1 ... LOL ...


35 posted on 06/01/2010 5:20:49 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: I see my hands

>> Book burning is a celebration of freedom.

I guess that depends on who’s property is being destroyed.


36 posted on 06/01/2010 5:20:49 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Looks like ACORN is getting their mojo back.

I don't know what you call it, but it isn't MOJO...

37 posted on 06/01/2010 5:21:12 PM PDT by SteamShovel (Obama...Chains you can believe in)
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To: Nachum

Any of these fedgoons ever hear of the 1st Amd?


38 posted on 06/01/2010 5:21:44 PM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Nachum
But if we hear and read Bad Things, we might do Bad Things! It's for our own good!

/sarc
39 posted on 06/01/2010 5:22:14 PM PDT by Nepeta
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To: DHSMostWanted

>> Starting to sound like Fahrenheit 451.

Exactly.


40 posted on 06/01/2010 5:22:52 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Gene Eric
Exactly. It is a in a free society that private property is respected.

41 posted on 06/01/2010 5:29:24 PM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: Star Traveler

Begging your pardon, but you are dead wrong about Net Neutrality. Perhaps a few years ago, the term meant what you said. But like many other seemingly benign terms, it has been hijacked to mean regulation of Internet content by the government. Look into the organization “Free Press” to get some idea of how they want to use the term as a Trojan horse.


42 posted on 06/01/2010 5:31:58 PM PDT by thecabal (Destroy Progressivism)
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To: Star Traveler

Here’s the letter.

http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7020450549

The second name on the list is Center for Media Justice. Here’s their website.

http://centerformediajustice.org/

Prominent on the front page is their support for the FCC ‘takeover’ of the internet.

Also, the Benton Foundation.

http://www.benton.org/

Prominent on their website is support for a “national broadband plan.”

And Media Alliance.

http://www.media-alliance.org/section.php?id=61

Also for “net neutrality.”

Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action.


43 posted on 06/01/2010 5:35:05 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Nachum

At the risk of getting the same treatment Rand Paul received, we have had de facto hate speech controls for decades. It is a side effect of the civil rights laws which have been passed during the last several decades.


44 posted on 06/01/2010 5:35:57 PM PDT by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: Nachum
HI, FCC! I would like you to know that I HATE the FRAUD Obama is perpetrating on America. He is a lying SOB who must be removed from office. We will have a chance to do just that after the 2010 elections.
45 posted on 06/01/2010 5:36:16 PM PDT by WellyP
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To: thecabal

You are correct. See my documentation at post 43.


46 posted on 06/01/2010 5:36:19 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: thecabal

All the people who know what Net Neutrality is all about, also know what bits and bytes are, what Internet protocols are, what TCP/IP is about, and what it means in terms of those “protocols”....

If you find someone talking about “Net Neutrality” and they’re not talking in terms of bits and bytes being transferred and not about Internet protocols — but instead — they’re talking about “speech” (as in “human beings”) — then that person doesn’t have a clue as to what Net Neutrality is ... LOL ...

That’s your clue as to the person not knowing what the heck he’s talking about if he doesn’t talk about Net Neutrality in terms of “packets” and “Internet protocols” — but instead — talks about it in terms of “speech” ... :-)


47 posted on 06/01/2010 5:37:11 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

I suggest that your benign definition of ‘net neutrality’ has been hijacked by our enemies. All you have to do is see who is pushing for it to know what is taking place.


48 posted on 06/01/2010 5:39:37 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Nachum

Hate speech to them is fake and phoney.


49 posted on 06/01/2010 5:41:28 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Nachum

One thing holds true, you can try to shut people up. You can make laws and all, but you cannot control what individuals think.

Any effort in trying that have always failed. The best you can do is eradicate the lives of those that disagree with you.

and then what


50 posted on 06/01/2010 5:42:32 PM PDT by dforest
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