Friday, May 20, 2011 3:46:03 AM
"Meanwhile, libs think they deserve taxpayer money for NPR, and yet think Rush, Beck, and Fox News should be shut down. It all stems from a belief that their view is the "correct" view."
Again, like the conservatives youre lumping all libs into one concrete group. If the good is ever going to come out of this country, it is when misleading bulltalk like this is learned to be self-corrected when heard by the individuals.
You can't make good decisions if you start out with the wrong premises, the wrong ingredients.
As for Bob Dylan vs Common, like I said history will take its course. And if both of them eventually end up at the same stature and reputation but at different times, this controversy will be a drop in the bucket. Right now, let it not take more of our attentions than it warrants. Tbh, I even have pba friends who agree Common is more or less being used as a political arrow by only god really knows who.
Friday, May 20, 2011 3:34:03 AM
"I have never heard a conservative say that a liberal tv or radio show host is a threat to the country. Conservatives don't try to shut down opposing viewpoints in order to validate themselves."
That says it all because apparently you aren`t receiving a wide enough gamut of viewpoints. Either that, or you are trying to perpetuate a misleading binary via our conversation that lumps all conservatives together into a concrete classification, that is for your convenience the innocent class vs the aggressive class.
Friday, May 20, 2011 3:23:13 AM
"Why? Why does anyone care about a show that they are not forced to listen to, that sustains itself because it is successful?"
Because as a communal species, individuals work together to exchange information to survive and in human beings' cases, to progress; that information includes the emotion of fear. What is out there to fear? For those mentioned moderates, they eventually hear extreme views from both sides of the political spectrum. Reverberations of fear naturally garner attention and so people may not be forced to listen to these such shows, but eventually they somehow do from listeners of such shows passing on the transmission of fear. If the people want to change their quality of life for the better, they if smart, will try to weed out the sources of fear that repeatedly lead them falsely and clutter their attention spans.