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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Captive Audience II


A while back, I wrote about captive audiences-- people in a doctor's waiting room, forced to watch pro drug company propaganda disguised as "news"... and "Channel 1" newscasts being pumped into schools.

Now, something new. A company is coming out with what it calls "Bus Radio." It's radio programming, complete with ads, being pumped into school buses. I'm sure it's perfectly harmless. I do object to the "captive audience" part of it. The only way for a bus passenger to avoid it is to slap on headphones of plug in ear buds. It's wrong.

That brings us to President Obama's school speech Tuesday. I couldn't understand the furor. It's okay to disagree with the president, even dislike him. After all, this is America. However, he is the President and you should listen to what he has to say. Talk with your kids. Examine both sides. Then, form an opinion. Don't be afraid to think.