Last edited by ducknwork; 04-21-2011 at 06:12 PM.
The first amendment, by the way, says that the government will not impede rights of free speech. Advertisers have never been subject to that requirement and have imposed their own standards of decency on the programs they support since the earliest days of broadcasting. No first amendment rights are involved. Many here are quick to point out that calls for fairness and balance in broadcasting are nothing more or less than a leftist effort to impose limits on Rush. FOX, and the other true believers. I have no problem with Beck broadcasting his meandering mindless musings, and I have no problem with people that choose to listen. I also have no problem with people who refuse to purchase products from his advertisers and no problem if his show is canceled for lack of financial support and he is forced to do something else to earn his minimum wage of $30 million/year. All of those activities are consistent with the first amendment and crocodile tears do not impress me.
Literally laughing out loud at that Roger thank you for proving you have no idea what you are talking about. Oops that must be a racist comment. Wait i don't know your race...
I'm not so sure of that. If he is 1/2 white and 1/2 black, why does he choose to mostly refer to himself as an African-American?I think Obama is one of the least racist people I have ever seen in a public position.
And he definitely played the color card in his campaign.
And he was quick to call the Cambridge police stupid, before he knew all the facts (by his own admission).
And, yes, I actually know somebody who voted for O and cited to me that McCain was not a US citizen because he was born in Panama. If one person had that influence them, there are likely others.
I would agree that the advertisers are free to pull their ads. The organized group that encouraged them is also entitled to free speech.
After all have had their chance to speak, we make our decision as to who may be most accurate in their view.
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doesn't need to apparently because Beck KNOWS he racist lol
getting very tired of white people that disagree with Obama being racist regards
This is the same as when Imus made the comments about the girls basketball team. (which I don't think he intended as racist, but public opinion said otherwise)
If Beck gets canned because the free market spoke out, and can no longer justify his airtime based on market analysis, that's America.
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