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undergroundpanther Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-28-04 12:54 PM
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3. talk show hosts
are NOT about civil conversation on issues.
They are not about discussion they are about entiertainment that on the surface looks like discussion.Sex and babies sells but poverty and the failure of christianity to translate into sane foriegn policy does not.
They are as about as civil as jerry springer befre fists fly.

Talk shows are about loudmouths and quips.

There is NOT enough time to discuss issues for real on talk shows.
So they put a bully on there and he takes over because nowadays socialized sociopaths entertain and the sell.

The social democrats say, they want someone, anyone who can get into the abusive fray on talk radio and fox news or some such place and compete against the bullies and win public opinion from the right wing nuts out there. I think public acceptance of violent speech can result from violations of unspoken trust based ethical /psychological compacts of honor held between people in order to function in a collective way together. Sociopaths violate this compact, and they have a "conduct disorder". They are unable to be trusted and relied upon to be honest, fair willing to negotiate, walk their talk with people around them. Certainly the way Rush Limbaugh belittles people and Falwell blames pagans, gays and the ACLU for 9/11, and Bush provokes half the world to hate us with rhetoric like "either you are with us or against us" is to me some evidence of disordered conduct in all of them.
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