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    Default Censorship: Broadcasting Authority of Ireland style

    I see the buffoons in the BAI think we all need to be protected from our own feeble minds which should not be exposed to even the mildest form of personal opinion from a radio presenter:

    BAI to 'prevent broadcasters from expressing own views' | Irish Examiner

    I recall Marc Coleman (I am no fan by the way) warning that these impending regulations were a dangerous affront to free speech and I would tend to agree with him. Would such censorship be tolerated in the USA or Britain (I am thinking Bill O'Reilly on one side and George Galloway's former show on Talk Radio on the other)?

    There is no need for these regulations. They are nanny state nonsense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by b.a. baracus View Post
    I see the buffoons in the BAI think we all need to be protected from our own feeble minds which should not be exposed to even the mildest form of personal opinion from a radio presenter:

    BAI to 'prevent broadcasters from expressing own views' | Irish Examiner

    I recall Marc Coleman (I am no fan by the way) warning that these impending regulations were a dangerous affront to free speech and I would tend to agree with him. Would such censorship be tolerated in the USA or Britain (I am thinking Bill O'Reilly on one side and George Galloway's former show on Talk Radio on the other)?

    There is no need for these regulations. They are nanny state nonsense.
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    If it shuts Gay Byrne from moaning it will have justified it's existence.

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    You do not have to go to the BAI for censorship.

    You can be told that 'you have been removed from this discussion' for ever by the powers that be on this thread.

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    The chairman of the BAI is a former director general of RTE, Bob Collins.

    What is his political background?

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    Quote Originally Posted by b.a. baracus View Post
    I see the buffoons in the BAI think we all need to be protected from our own feeble minds which should not be exposed to even the mildest form of personal opinion from a radio presenter:

    BAI to 'prevent broadcasters from expressing own views' | Irish Examiner

    I recall Marc Coleman (I am no fan by the way) warning that these impending regulations were a dangerous affront to free speech and I would tend to agree with him. Would such censorship be tolerated in the USA or Britain (I am thinking Bill O'Reilly on one side and George Galloway's former show on Talk Radio on the other)?

    There is no need for these regulations. They are nanny state nonsense.
    It should be stated that it is only for news and current affairs programs.

    I personal do not want a presenters or a company such as rte's view on the news i want the facts.

    Now i feel current affairs are different as most people watch these because of the presenter.

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    This spells the end for the Vincent Brown show I guess

    That said there is appalling bias displayed by most RTE broadcasters. It seems they all believe there are there to tell guests what should be done rather than to facilitate the airing of different viewpoints.
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    Are the 'new regulations' going to allow a separate set of rules to apply to Euro referenda compared to other referendums as they allowed in their 'clarification' during the Lisbon 2 campaign?

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    Quote Originally Posted by b.a. baracus View Post
    I see the buffoons in the BAI think we all need to be protected from our own feeble minds which should not be exposed to even the mildest form of personal opinion from a radio presenter:

    BAI to 'prevent broadcasters from expressing own views' | Irish Examiner

    I recall Marc Coleman (I am no fan by the way) warning that these impending regulations were a dangerous affront to free speech and I would tend to agree with him. Would such censorship be tolerated in the USA or Britain (I am thinking Bill O'Reilly on one side and George Galloway's former show on Talk Radio on the other)?

    There is no need for these regulations. They are nanny state nonsense.
    There is a simple solution to this. Just take it out of the BAI remit and allow presenters to podcast their opinions over the net and leave them available for download online! BAI has no jurisdiction online.

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