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    Re: Do political pundits cause violence?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    So as long as pundit puts a warning on what they say then that alleviates them of any responsibility?
    That's an interesting concept; after all, if Comedy Central can label its programming based on maturity, language and content, why not Rush Limbaugh?
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    Re: Do political pundits cause violence?

    When you twist the facts to support your claims, or even hype up situations to convince people terrible things will happen if they don't act, or even straight out lying... that's the kind of **** that will cause people to rebel and act out violently. You then leave these people to determine the best way to "act" out. Most would simply take part in voting... a tiny minority will use violence... but all it takes is one act and the entire country goes insane with fear.

    Saying **** like, "Don't retreat, reload"... even if only a figure of speech... is exactly what I'm talking about.

    I may not like the liberal pundits, but at least they aren't still living in the Cold War era.

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    Re: Do political pundits cause violence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    That's an interesting concept; after all, if Comedy Central can label its programming based on maturity, language and content, why not Rush Limbaugh?
    You want Limbaugh to warn his viewers who are mostly conservative that he speaks or somewhat speaks conservative values on his show? As far as I know the only people who would find Limbaugh offensive usually do not listen to Limbaugh and therefore do not know what he says. The reason why Comedy central puts warnings on their shows is because a lot of their shows have adult humor that deal with sex and foul language. As far as I know Limbaugh does not curse or tell racial or sexual jokes.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Do political pundits cause violence?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    You want Limbaugh to warn his viewers who are mostly conservative that he speaks or somewhat speaks conservative values on his show? … As far as I know Limbaugh does not curse or tell racial or sexual jokes.
    I think listeners should be warned that Limbaugh is an entertainer, he says things that make some people happy, truth and facts be damned, and, no one should take anything he says seriously.
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    Re: Do political pundits cause violence?

    So we should fine video game companies, music labels and so on anytime someone claims an external source made them or inspired them to do something illegal?
    'GRAND THEFT' GAME MAKER SUED IN SLAYS

    Don't you think ranting and raging political pundants should be held to the same standard? Or at least make them say "the following is a paid political telacast". It takes a complete fool to not know these stink raisers are working directly for the republican party.

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    Re: Do political pundits cause violence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    I think listeners should be warned that Limbaugh is an entertainer, he says things that make some people happy, truth and facts be damned, and, no one should take anything he says seriously.
    Who else would you add to that list who needs to have a disclaimer before their show?


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    Re: Do political pundits cause violence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    That's an interesting concept; after all, if Comedy Central can label its programming based on maturity, language and content, why not Rush Limbaugh?
    Why not EVERYTHING, then? All news shows, all talk radio shows, all websites, all books, etc.


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    Re: Do political pundits cause violence?

    Quote Originally Posted by jacksbrat View Post
    'GRAND THEFT' GAME MAKER SUED IN SLAYS

    Don't you think ranting and raging political pundants should be held to the same standard?.
    Video game companies should not be sued just because some scumbag says he got the idea from a video game. Besides that lawsuit will be thrown out of court. A civil lawsuit has nothing to do with the federal government forcing a talk show host to have some liberal anti-1st amendment partisan trash read before their show aired.

    Or at least make them say "the following is a paid political telacast". It takes a complete fool to not know these stink raisers are working directly for the republican party
    I do not support forcing some garbage like that being read before a talk radio program airs. If a pundit wishes to say some nonsense like that then that is his or her business.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Do political pundits cause violence?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Video game companies should not be sued just because some scumbag says he got the idea from a video game. Besides that lawsuit will be thrown out of court. A civil lawsuit has nothing to do with the federal government forcing a talk show host to have some liberal anti-1st amendment partisan trash read before their show aired.



    I do not support forcing some garbage like that being read before a talk radio program airs. If a pundit wishes to say some nonsense like that then that is his or her business.
    What have you got against people knowing the truth and the financing behind every message? Why should a party get away with skirting the law by calling their 24/7 negative political campaigning, entertainment? Everyone with a brain bigger than a pea knows that's all it is.

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    Re: Do political pundits cause violence?

    Quote Originally Posted by jacksbrat View Post
    What have you got against people knowing the truth and the financing behind every message?
    Truth? You believing in some leftist conspiracy nut crap is not truth. No Pundit should be forced to air a subjective disclaimer just because Limbaugh says some stuff or allegedly said some stuff liberals do not like.

    Why should a party get away with skirting the law by calling their 24/7 negative political campaigning, entertainment?
    Save your conspiracy crap for the conspiracy forum.

    Everyone with a brain bigger than a pea knows that's all it is.
    So where is the evidence that Limbaugh is paid for by the republican party. And please use credible sources. A pundit being perceived as a republican cheer leader does not make him bought by the republican party. Are left wing pundits paid for by the democrat party?
    Last edited by jamesrage; 04-13-10 at 01:36 AM.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

    Cicero Marcus Tullius

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