Do you think that traditional broadcast media companies should ban all political advertisements?
Most of the idiots who vote know barely anything about any of the candidates as it is. We don’t need to make them even more ignorant!
How much you want to bet they define “political” as any idea they disagree with while offering passes to their allies?
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Yes. It's all trash and misinforms the public. It also amplifies the need for money to rule politics, making our politicians represent donors and not constituents.
No; however, should they just disappear would I miss them? Definitely not?
All political advertising should be banned. There is no way you can learn what someone stands for based on an advertisement. Ads have just perpetuated the two party system by basically saying: “here’s the democrat candidate this time,” and “here’s the republican candidate this time.”
No, we don’t need censorship, we can make up our own minds.
Ban? No. Vette for truth and accuracy before airing? Yes.
No. It’s a huge chunk of their revenue. Why would they?
No, I do not.
Political speech should be allowed where it can’t be amplified already. Broadcast TV would be able to favor a candidate and nurture them for the win even more easily.
Individuals will just post on their behalf as "opinions"
Why should we learn anything about a candidate?
Let’s just pick a random female undocumented immigrant for president every four years?
That is the only thing that would truly make democrats happy.
A transgender illegal immigrant who had a government funded abortion is the lefty panacea.
Instead it will be an old rich white guy or and old rich fake Indian.
God knows they have plenary of those as potential candidates.
No. We need to overturn super PAC money in elections. Lobbists and corporate/special interests run our policies on both sides of the aisle.
I don’t think they ‘should,’ but I wish they would. Haha!
No, just add a disclaimer that the advertisement doesn't reflect their opinion and is solely that of the advertiser.
Doesn't that by default apply to all advertising.
Yes. Paying for political ads is just another way politicians purchase their way into office.
Yes. The ads are never without lies and there are a lot of low information voters that believe everything they see on TV.
What about on the Internet. Should they be forbidden too.
There are a lot of low information voters who believe everything the politicians tell them directly.
It’s how the Dems have convinced gullible TDS patients into thinking tax cuts only went to the rich.
I don’t think it matters. Many people vote on party lines. So it does not matter what the candidate says if they like the candidate they vote for that person.That is one reason we have problems in Congress. People might like their congress person but other people who live in other districts/ states may not and might not want that person in Congress
Just about every political ad embellishes the truth or blatantly lies about the candidate or his/her political opponent. I wish we could just ban lying in ads!
If it's brought back. No more since 1987
I'm ambiguous on that issue. I'd like voters to be smart enough to do their own research and not vote based on the last banal soundbyte that they heard on the boob tube. I also know that most people don't give two 💩s about boring old politics, and it's good to at least inject some curiosity into them from time to time.
Being from Ohio, we're inundated with the stuff every 4 years, and most of us are sick of it. I'd rather it go away.
No. That seems like the most appropriate place for it as it gets to the largest audience.