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Do Web Forums Have A Better Record of Respecting Speech than NPR does?

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An argument can be made that most internet forums that are used to criticize NPR's decisions regarding speech, are themselves bigger offenders in the area of Political Correctness.
 

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An argument can be made that most internet forums that are used to criticize NPR's decisions regarding speech, are themselves bigger offenders in the area of Political Correctness.



That's probably True but then again they don't use the word Public OR Have their hands out for Federal Money. Also outfits like DU are blatent about getting rid of disagreeable types in short order.

Okay (???)
 

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An argument can be made that most internet forums that are used to criticize NPR's decisions regarding speech, are themselves bigger offenders in the area of Political Correctness.

Most forums are privately owned and operated... therefore, not subject to your version of "free speech". Like a guest in anyone's home, your right to free speeh ends at the door.
 

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An argument can be made that most internet forums that are used to criticize NPR's decisions regarding speech, are themselves bigger offenders in the area of Political Correctness.

Anything that would get you banned here would just as easily get you fired from NPR. Professionalism is an even higher standard than the simple courtesy we require.
 

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That's probably True but then again they don't use the word Public OR Have their hands out for Federal Money. Also outfits like DU are blatent about getting rid of disagreeable types in short order.

Okay (???)

DU is a message board as is FreeRepublic. Both ban for content. NPR applies for and receives grants. People often confuse NPR (which has some really good programming) with The Corporation for Public Broadcasting. CPB has conservatives on it's board or did last time I checked. NPR programming is NOT NPR management just as news reporters for FOX or the WSJ are not the editorial board or management.

I hope this helps to make the argument clear.
 

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Most forums are privately owned and operated... therefore, not subject to your version of "free speech". Like a guest in anyone's home, your right to free speeh ends at the door.

The same can be said in a work environment.
 

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Anything that would get you banned here would just as easily get you fired from NPR. Professionalism is an even higher standard than the simple courtesy we require.

NPR has rigid standards for commentators and reporters and people who represent NPR. NPR is not the local public radio station. Content on public radio can be and is very often very un-pc.
 

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An argument can be made that most internet forums that are used to criticize NPR's decisions regarding speech, are themselves bigger offenders in the area of Political Correctness.


Free Republic comes to my mind.
 
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