Talk Radio and Free Speech Persuasive Essay by ResearchRiter

Talk Radio and Free Speech
An argument that talk radio shows abuse the right of free speech.
# 124698 | 1,500 words | 14 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Communication (Journalism) , Communication (Mass Media)

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This paper discusses how talk radio personalities exploit the confusion that many people have about their identity as media stars or as serious journalists, in order to score political victories.

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"Talk radio shows, which are by far dominated by socially conservative commentators and ideology, have exploited the repeal of the so-called fairness doctrine in broadcasting and have very much made a project of broadcasting virulent opinion that often spills over into hate speech and characterizing and promoting it as news. Talk radio personalities abuse the right of free speech and the public needs to exercise caution when deciding what is opinion versus what is fact when they listen to such personalities. The long-standing Fairness Doctrine was embedded into the..."

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