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Hannity and Limbaugh: The Worst of America?

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I understand Rush, Hannity and the others have legions of supporters. I invite their comments and arguments. Should we teach our children to be aware of all sides of an issue when they make decisions? What do you feel are the most and least biased media outlets available in the U.S. today and why? These are important discussions. I think Americans can handle the whole truth and need to know everything to sort out for themselves.

Even if it gets messy, public discourse is preferable to the un-American practice of propaganda. But it's obvious any government regulation today attempting to restore balance to political talk radio would fail as it's current priorities lie in cooperating with the "big six" media oligarchies. Do we need to censor Hannity and Limbaugh? Absolutely not - censorship is the last thing we need now, we instead need a public proclamation of shame from the broadcasting trade, the religious sector, parent groups, journalists, educators, watchdog and consumer groups decrying intentional distortion.

We need to decide what public media in America should look like. I for one will teach my children not to name-call, hide facts, overgeneralize, or "practice to deceive". I will also teach them American history, our origins, how and why our Constitution was crafted, and how people lose sight of brotherhood in the pursuit of wealth. This because America is a once-great story I still believe in. If you believe Americans need more intrusion, mounting international debt, underhanded business practices and endless asymmetrical war, enjoy, because the propaganda is catapulted weekdays from noon to six, check your local listings.

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Personally, I cannot tolerate either one. I watche... by Linda Bailey on Sunday, Mar 16, 2008 at 6:45:06 AM
The reason the Limbaughs and the Hannitys dominate... by F T (Ted) Cloak Jr on Sunday, Mar 16, 2008 at 10:35:42 AM
to say that I USED to regard these guys' opini... by wgadget on Sunday, Mar 16, 2008 at 12:41:22 PM
"Dissent is conveniently screened out or cut ... by Gustav Wynn on Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 10:03:02 PM
Some years ago while I was reading while my grands... by Gerald Sutliff on Sunday, Mar 16, 2008 at 6:20:31 PM
So true - I think I covered that in "Creating... by Gustav Wynn on Sunday, Mar 16, 2008 at 7:01:00 PM
"We need to decide what public media in Ameri... by Justin Hinkley on Sunday, Mar 16, 2008 at 8:41:29 PM
The fairness doctrine was only as fair as the gove... by Gustav Wynn on Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 10:24:57 PM
I know why the author is upset. For decades, the l... by Ray Walton on Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 7:59:17 AM
We agree that people should hear both (or all) sid... by Gustav Wynn on Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 10:42:19 PM
Re:  Gustav's rant I have a solution for ... by Michael Johnson on Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 8:08:43 AM
"Why not start his own radio show whereby he ... by Gustav Wynn on Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 11:00:44 PM
I personally like Sean Hannity.  I don't ... by Georgia Mittendorf on Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 12:27:31 PM
Wow, I could rewrite this entire piece from the co... by Bryan Brattin on Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 2:13:35 PM
"I could rewrite this entire piece from the c... by Gustav Wynn on Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 12:08:04 AM
Look at the tone of your oped, and the tone of my ... by Bryan Brattin on Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 9:29:33 AM
There is a difference Bryan, there is no doubt the... by Gustav Wynn on Wednesday, Mar 19, 2008 at 8:46:51 PM
"We need to decide what public media in Ameri... by Mr Stq on Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 7:34:20 PM
Yes! They hurt their own arguments when they get p... by Gustav Wynn on Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008 at 12:14:06 AM