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We still don't have a problem with the Los Angeles, Mexico billboards nor do we have a problem with the response to it. We think it's a little silly and could've been done more creatively but we like freedom of expression in all its forms.

Well, in most forms. Boifromtroy notes that Lieberman Broadcasting Group has been under attack from GLAAD and NCAVP for two of the programs that air on their spanish language stations. José Luis Sin Censura and El Show de María Laria both feature regular talk show segments in which guests and audience members hurl phrases like puñales, joto and marimacha at each other. The two shows follow the old Jerry Springer/Morton Downey Jr. format in which physical violence is both tolerated and encouraged and takes particularly brutal form against gay guests.

GLAAD met with show execs last year and, according to GLAAD, they agreed to curb the anti-gay violence on the shows. Since then, however, the violence has escalated and Lieberman Broadcasting has refused to meet with the organization again.

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Boifromtroy thinks Lieberman Broadcasting is a villain that both Republicans and Democrats might join together to rally against.

We're not so sure.

NPR takes a look at the controversy as well.