Thursday, August 27, 2009

Your Call 082709 What is the right response to hate speech in the media?

On the next Your Call we'll try to define the line between appropriate and inappropriate statements on the airwaves. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has called on the FCC to investigate hate speech in the media. What effect will that have? Email us at or join us live at 11 a.m. What exactly qualifies as hate speech? And when hateful words go viral online, do broadcast regulations still matter? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

Rory O'Connor in New York
Journalist, blogger, filmmaker and media critic. He's the author of Shock Jocks: Hate Speech and Talk Radio and is a contributing columnist to Alternet and MediaChannel. Rory's also the president of the media firm Globalvision Inc. and the author of the blog Media is a Plural.

James Rucker in Berkeley
Co-founder and executive director of Color of Change, an online activist organization that strives to strengthen the voices of African Americans. James has also served as director of Grassroots Mobilization for

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