Violence Brought On By ‘Innocence Of Muslims’ Film Brings Out Problematic Reactions

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Silence! I KILL YOU!

An amateur anti-Muslim video posted on YouTube triggered a riot in Egypt and Libya and gave cover to a militant Islamic militia in Libya to murder the US Ambassador to Libya and three other foreign service workers at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya on September 11th. There have been problems with reactions both politically and in general to the violence. The last thing we need to do is to censor the Internet or “turn the other cheek”.
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FCC Database Now Shows Local Station Political Ad Buys

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image of a For Sale sign with Democracy at the bottomI discovered today that the local station political ad buy forms the FCC required to be put online and the broadcasters fought, are available to search. The database went online on August 2nd but didn’t have to include any information before that date. But even the short time it has been collecting information there is a lot you can learn from the information if your station is in a battleground state like Ohio. Here is a brief tutorial on how to find information if you want to find it.
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New Romney Ad Claims Ohio Doing Poorly But Don’t Tell Governor Kasich

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Mitt Romney: Don’t look behind the curtain!

Now that the party conventions are over, the meat of the 2012 US Presidential campaign gets underway. Non-stop campaign stops in battle ground states and wall-to-wall advertisements on TV and radio. Except this week here in Ohio. Ads from the Romney campaign have been few and far between. Since the Democratic Convention ended I’ve seen one ad from a pro-Romney super pac and one Romney ad. Picking up where the GOP left off during their convention, the new Romney ad is less than truthful and contradicts Ohio’s Republican Governor John Kasich.
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Presidential Wonder Twins Make Case For Obama Reelection

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President Obama speaking at the 2012 Democratic National Convention

One glaring omission from the Republican National Convention was that President George W. Bush and most of his cabinet were missing in action. The Democrats had no such issue with their past office holder. On Wednesday President Clinton blasted the GOP in a tour de force speech that like the Clinton of old lasted way past the allotted time but he said so much. Elizabeth Warren also had a kick ass speech and then on Thursday night President Obama sealed the deal for his reelection with a great speech of his own.
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Ted Strickland Correctly Questions Mitt Romney’s Patriotism

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Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland speaking at 2012 Democratic National Convention

Although I am not watching the Democratic National Convention live this week I did check out the Tuesday night speech by former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland. I was impressed. Early speculation was he would attack current Ohio Governor John Kasich since he had spoken the first night of the Republican convention. Instead Strickland brought up one line of attack on Romney that I would like to see more of – attacking Romney’s patriotism because he has his money outside of the country.
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