As I say, the Media is one of our problems today, a pillar of Demcoracy, like Organized Labor, a pillar that has been co-opted by the corporations to the detriment of democracy and this country. Just giving a pass, of ignoring hate speech like the garbage Spocko is fighting against does not serve us well in this land. Poisoning the airwaves for fun and profit is far from what I would consider a productive use of my airwaves, and I'm with him in trying to change the discourse from hate, to acceptance and freedom.
So I'm doing my part, by linking this post (again), by writing some letters to advertisers, and by supporting the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
And I'll leave you with this excerpt from another letter Spocko wrote, to Netflix.
In the past, like many people, I chose to ignore the rants of these people, I did as many suggested and changed the dial or turned it off. Friends said, "It's just talk radio, they are just radio hosts. What's the big deal?" I'd like to mention three names to you: Hassan Ngeze, Ferdinand Nahimana, and Jean-Bosco Barayagwiza. Maybe you've never heard of them, but the three Rwandans were convicted of genocide for media reports that fostered the killing of about 800,000 Rwandans , mostly of the Tutsi minority, over several months in 1994.
How did I hear about these people? In a movie I rented from Netflix called " Hotel Rwanda." Seeing those radio hosts inciting violence chilled me to the bone, as I'm sure it would most people.