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Q&A: For safety’s sake, should the govt “monitor all internet, talk radio, and cable news programs for hate speech?

Posted by admin on February 22, 2011 in Information Technology News |

Question by Bulk Vanderhuge: 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”)
BENTON FOUNDATION,
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,
COMMON CAUSE,
ESPERANZA PEACE AND JUSTICE CENTER,
FREE PRESS,
HISPANIC / LATINO, ANTI-DEFAMATION COALITION SF,
INDUSTRY EARS,
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 ALLIANCE,
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,
PRAXIS PROJECT,
PROMETHEUS RADIO PROJECT,
RAINBOW PUSH COALITION,
RECLAIM THE MEDIA,
TRANSMISSION PROJECT,
UNITED STATES HISPANIC LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

excerpt…
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.’”

http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/100833-groups-want-fcc-to-police-hate-speech

http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7020450549

Best answer:

Answer by RockIt
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.

What do you think? Answer below!

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6 Comments

  • What says:

    Hispanics are starting to piss me off.

  • sound_of_the_silenced2 says:

    Free speech protects offensive speech.

    WHO THE HELL DETERMINES WHAT EQUALS HATE SPEECH?

  • Lester says:

    They already do, its called the Patriot Act.

  • answer boy says:

    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.

  • Cherise says:

    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.

  • p pilgrim says:

    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.

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