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Obama Appointee Suggests Radical Plan for Newspaper Bailout

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  • Obama Appointee Suggests Radical Plan for Newspaper Bailout

    Good grief. After reading this pictures of state controlled television pass before my eyes.

    Rosa Brooks, who has moved from the L.A. Times to the Pentagon, called for more "direct government support for public media" and government licensing of the news, which critics say would destroy the independent media.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009...paper-bailout/

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    Re: Obama Appointee Suggests Radical Plan for Newspaper Bailout

    "The day that the government gets involved in the news media you see the end of the democratic process, because an independent news media is absolutely essential to the success of a democracy," said L. Brent Bozell, president of the Media Research Center, a conservative watchdog group.

    Bozell said licensing journalists would violate American traditions and was a form of "intellectual prostitution."

    "Since when did our Founding Fathers envision that ... you could exercise your right to freedom of speech provided you had a license from the federal government? This is the kind of stuff you have revolutions about," he told FOXNews.com.
    Where Brooks, in the article, mentions often about bailouts of some sort saving the newspaper business, she misses totally that if newspapers gave the public what they want, the public would buy and they'd stay in business by means of ..... gasp .... the free market system.

    I knew that newpapers were failing financially, but I never put together bailouts and newspaper and of course, all the strings attached to bailouts.

    Interesting.

    The article does quote a guy though stating that the he can't see this ever happening; i.e. licensing journalists, etc.

    Issachar
    The church is on Earth to save souls from a lost world, not to save the world from lost souls.

    Man learns about history, not from history. To learn from history requires wisdom. Cut off from God, he has none, so history repeats; no new thing under the sun.

    I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken - dylan

    Psalms 122:8 For my brethren and companions' sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee.

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      Re: Obama Appointee Suggests Radical Plan for Newspaper Bailout

      The simple fact of the matter is that more and more people get their news from the internet. Bailing them out will do nothing to increase their profit.

      Same as bailing out a buggy whip company.

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        Re: Obama Appointee Suggests Radical Plan for Newspaper Bailout

        And does it matter if we have state controlled media? Frankly, at this point, I cannot tell the difference...

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          Re: Obama Appointee Suggests Radical Plan for Newspaper Bailout

          Originally posted by Rusty View Post
          Same as bailing out a buggy whip company.
          I was kinda thinking "Slide Rule company" but buggy whips might, like slide rules, make a comeback, ya know.

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            Re: Obama Appointee Suggests Radical Plan for Newspaper Bailout

            Originally posted by PlumBob
            ... like slide rules, make a comeback, ...
            Think engineering post EMP attack.

            Issachar, keeping his tube radio ..
            The church is on Earth to save souls from a lost world, not to save the world from lost souls.

            Man learns about history, not from history. To learn from history requires wisdom. Cut off from God, he has none, so history repeats; no new thing under the sun.

            I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken - dylan

            Psalms 122:8 For my brethren and companions' sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee.

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              Re: Obama Appointee Suggests Radical Plan for Newspaper Bailout

              I have two slide rules, my friend. One is in my bug-out-bag.

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