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Thread: Does Freedom of Speech Bias Politics Towards Elites?

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    Re: Does Freedom of Speech Bias Politics Towards Elites?

    Quote Originally Posted by Daktoria View Post
    When you think about it, you realize that the only people who talk about politics are those who have time, energy, and attention to spare.

    Those who are busy can't advertise their positions. Furthermore, advertisement is afforded the most by those who have inside connections with advertisers.

    Therefore, does freedom of speech bias politics towards elites?
    Have you heard of OWS? Were those the elite? If so, the elite of what?

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    Re: Does Freedom of Speech Bias Politics Towards Elites?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    The Internet has gone a long way towards leveling the playing field.
    For better or worse?

    The internet is a very chaotic place. Only those who can endure chaos can communicate.

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    Re: Does Freedom of Speech Bias Politics Towards Elites?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lovebug View Post
    Have you heard of OWS? Were those the elite? If so, the elite of what?
    You might want to read this:

    http://www.amazon.com/Bobos-In-Parad.../dp/0684853787

    OWS has also gotten lots of favorable media coverage despite not directly paying for it.

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    Re: Does Freedom of Speech Bias Politics Towards Elites?

    Quote Originally Posted by Daktoria View Post
    For better or worse?

    The internet is a very chaotic place. Only those who can endure chaos can communicate.
    Translation: "I'm hyper-sensitive about hearing the sound of people's voices and/or enduring chaos. Therefore NO ONE should be allowed to communicate."
    Grow up.
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    Someone is WRONG on the internet! -XKCD

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    Re: Does Freedom of Speech Bias Politics Towards Elites?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Translation: "I'm hyper-sensitive about hearing the sound of people's voices and/or enduring chaos. Therefore NO ONE should be allowed to communicate."
    Grow up.
    One, this isn't about me. If it was, I wouldn't be talking now. Stop the personal attacks.

    Two, people can't just "grow up". That's an intimidation tactic against non-elites who weren't endowed.

    That said, you can grow up in answering my response to our own discussion instead of butting in elsewhere.

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    Re: Does Freedom of Speech Bias Politics Towards Elites?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lovebug View Post
    Have you heard of OWS? Were those the elite? If so, the elite of what?
    At least once a day I see Mike Huckabee in a commercial where he lies about the ACE.

    How many OWS commercials have you seen?

    I thought that's what this thread was about. Those with the most power and money get to speak the most, get their free speech heard the most.

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    Re: Does Freedom of Speech Bias Politics Towards Elites?

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    At least once a day I see Mike Huckabee in a commercial where he lies about the ACE.

    How many OWS commercials have you seen?

    I thought that's what this thread was about. Those with the most power and money get to speak the most, get their free speech heard the most.
    They had more than plenty of coverage. More than they deserved.

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    Re: Does Freedom of Speech Bias Politics Towards Elites?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lovebug View Post
    They had more than plenty of coverage. More than they deserved.
    Coverage?

    I'm talking about a political ad. I though that's what this thread was about, the elites, people with money having more of a voice in our society.

    The Koch Bros. are spending $400 Millions to buy an election.

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    Re: Does Freedom of Speech Bias Politics Towards Elites?

    It used to be that "the pen is mightier than the sword". Translation: the public relations budget is mightier than the sword. If you have money to repeat what you say enough times, then everyone will believe in it. Free speech is the easiest way to control the public. And ... at the end of every war, the winner is decided by who sold his propaganda to the highest number of people. So, freedom of speech is vital to every administration, I think.

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