For safety's sake, should the govt "monitor all internet, talk radio, and cable news programs for hate speech?
these groups want this to happen...suppression of speech they do not approve of...just think, who will decide what is hate speech and what isn't?
NATIONAL HISPANIC MEDIA COALITION (“NHMC”)
CENTER FOR MEDIA JUSTICE,
CENTER FOR RURAL STRATEGIES,
CENTER ON LATINO AND LATINA RIGHTS AND EQUALITY OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK SCHOOL OF LAW,
ESPERANZA PEACE AND JUSTICE CENTER,
HISPANIC / LATINO, ANTI-DEFAMATION COALITION SF,
JOINT CENTER FOR POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC STUDIES,
LA ASAMBLEA DE DERECHOS CIVILES,
LEAGUE OF RURAL VOTERS,
LEAGUE OF UNITED LATIN AMERICAN CITIZENS (“LULAC”),
MAIN STREET PROJECT,
MEDIA ACTION GRASSROOTS NETWORK (“MAG-NET”),
MEDIA JUSTICE LEAGUE,
MEDIA LITERACY PROJECT,
MEDIA MOBILIZING PROJECT,
MOUNTAIN AREA INFORMATION NETWORK,
NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR MEDIA ARTS AND CULTURE,
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LATINO INDEPENDENT PRODUCERS (“NALIP”),
NOSOTROS, OFFICE OF COMMUNICATION, UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, INC.,
PEOPLES PRODUCTION HOUSE,
PROMETHEUS RADIO PROJECT,
RAINBOW PUSH COALITION,
RECLAIM THE MEDIA,
UNITED STATES HISPANIC LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
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.
"As traditional media have become less diverse and less competitive, they have also grown less responsible and less responsive to the communities that they are supposed to serve," the organizations wrote to the FCC. "In this same atmosphere hate speech thrives, as hate has developed as a profit-model for syndicated radio and cable television program masquerading as 'news.'"
- LisetteLv 610 years agoBest Answer
Yeah. This should be very, very frightening to people. Also, Elana Kagan has said that she supports a "redistribution of speech". WTF is that?
America needs to wake up. These people who are on board with groups like you mentioned have no idea of the big picture if they get their way. They will find themselves targets of the same government they support.
- answer boyLv 410 years ago
Does that mean that Rush Limbaugh would be taken off the air. No way. And yes, the "Patriot Act" already monitors things like this. Strange 1984 doublespeak, the Patriot Act monitors free speech.
- 10 years ago
well if the media will be held to a "hate speech" rule, what about politicians? can we go after laraza for their hat speech. how about Sen. Byrd D (former kkk member), for using the "N" word on TV. how about barry hussain obama for calling police officers in mass. "stupid". how about peacefull protesters excercising their rights, the tea party, being called "TEA BAGGERS". a gutter term? when will the world grow up and realize "political correctness" is nothing more than self censure.
id rather the man next to me say what he beleives, so there is no doubt, that give him license to hide behind the "approved " speech and hide who he really is.
- ?Lv 510 years ago
What is hate speech? Because free speech is actually pretty free in America.
Obama is an idiot and a moron who is also a pathological lier.
Is that hate speech? I thought it was free speech.
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- Anonymous10 years ago
Free speech protects offensive speech.
WHO THE HELL DETERMINES WHAT EQUALS HATE SPEECH?
- Agent XLv 510 years ago
Hispanics are starting to piss me off.
- Anonymous10 years ago
They already do, its called the Patriot Act.