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My biggest motivation for creating my own blogs was to avoid the arbitrary censorship practiced by other blogs and various other Internet forums. Censorship will be avoided in my blogs -- there will be no deletion of comments, no closing of comment threads, no holding up of comments for moderation, and no commenter registration hassles. Comments containing nothing but insults and/or ad hominem attacks are discouraged. My non-response to a particular comment should not be interpreted as agreement, approval, or inability to answer.

Friday, January 25, 2008

"Talk Radio's Last Stand"

"Talk Radio's Last Stand" -- that's the cover title of the cover story of an article in Newmax magazine. An advertisement for the article says,

If the Democrats win the White House, expect an all-out attack on talk radio. Political talk, as we know it, could end . . .

If they win, Rush, Imus, Savage, Beck, and dozens of other major hosts will be muzzled by using federal regulations to control political talk.. . .

. . . . As Newsmax magazine reveals in its just-released special report, "The Battle for Talk Radio," leading liberals in Congress, the Democratic presidential candidates, and even some Republicans speak openly of their plans to end conservative talk radio using federal regulations.

. . . Their weapon: a revived Fairness Doctrine, which would once again require stations to air divergent points of view — a clever ruse that makes station owners leery of airing controversial talk-radio hosts fearing law suits and federal sanctions.

This blog's articles about the Fairness Doctrine are listed here. I am against a broad fairness doctrine for broadcasters but I am strongly in favor of a blogging fairness doctrine that would prohibit the arbitrary censorship of visitors' comments on blogs, with an exception for bloggers who post a prominent notice stating that they practice arbitrary censorship of comments.

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8 Comments:

Anonymous Voice in the Urbanness said...

Not that they may not exist, but you have always failed to give any examples of where anyone was arbitrarily censored except on this blog.

You have never been arbitrarily censored as far as we know. You have been censored for good cause all over the net.

Put up or shut up.

Friday, January 25, 2008 6:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Larry Fafarman said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

Saturday, January 26, 2008 7:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Voice in the Urbanness said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

Saturday, January 26, 2008 7:23:00 PM  
Blogger Larry Fafarman said...

I have removed a comment posted by someone who was impersonating me. That is something that I do not allow here.

I have also removed ViU's comment because it was a response to that comment by an impersonator.

Saturday, January 26, 2008 8:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Voice in the Urbanness said...

Bottom line, Larry has no answer. He has never been able to show a single case where he has been arbitrarily censored.

Sunday, January 27, 2008 3:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Larry Fafarman said...

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Sunday, January 27, 2008 6:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Larry Fafarman said...

So it's arbitrary censorship when you are censored for impersonation, but it's not arbitrary censorship when you're the one censoring? Sheesh.

Sunday, January 27, 2008 10:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Fairness Doctrine sounds like the end of the American Dream. Stations will actually have to give opposing points of view. That is so disgustingly fair!
How Liberal! How Democrat! We could lose access to all the hate and division spewed by the racist, homophobic, hate mongers at Fox News. We MUST restore Bush et al to power . America was the promised land for the talking heads of hate, our economy was good, we won all our wars, we could water-board whenever we wished.

Monday, December 22, 2008 3:09:00 PM  

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