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Groups want FCC to police hate speech on talk radio, cable news networks
Posted By admin On June 2, 2010 @ 4:30 am In Featured Stories,U.S. News | Comments Disabled
The Hill 
June 2, 2010
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.'”
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