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Old 06-06-2010, 12:12 PM
 
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"Barack's Whack Jobs At The Federal Trade Commission .... Vote Barack Out Or Lose Your Freedom."

At issue is the Federal Trade Commission's report "Potential Policy Recommendations to Support the Reinvention of Journalism"

FTC Reinventing Journalism: Today’s Watchdogs May Be Tomorrow’s Lap Dogs | NewsReal Blog

Can you see any problem with the government controlling the press? Literally?

Our First Amendment freedom of the press will be out the window with the first funding check. Will the press report favorably for the hand that feeds them? What do you think?

Barack Obama and his administration are truly intent on destroying this country. This time it's 1st amendment. Free speech? Free Press?

Not if the Progressives get their way.

There is a massive network behind the "media justice" movement, part of the bigger picture of progressive fundamental change.

I don’t think there is any doubt what kind of "journalism" we can expect from implementing the ideas they have outlined. Even without an official government takeover of the industry, the news outlets will be keenly aware of the source of their funding. Our First Amendment freedom of the press will be out the window with the first funding check.



Journalism 'Reinvention' Smacks of Government Control

A list of potential policy recommendations to reinvent the field of journalism that has been compiled by the Federal Trade Commission is a "dangerous" overreach of power and a waste of taxpayer funds, say critics of the project.

FTC officials began a project in May 2009 to consider the challenges the journalism industry faces in the digital age. The federal agency recently released a discussion draft titled "Potential Policy Recommendations to Support the Reinvention of Journalism," a 47 page document that outlines a major government push to rescue the country's flailing media platforms -- specifically newspapers, which have seen advertising revenues drop roughly 45 percent since 2000.

Among the numerous proposals mentioned in the document are:

-- the creation of a "journalism" division of AmeriCorps, the federal program that places 75,000 people with local and national nonprofit groups annually;
-- tax credits to news organizations for every journalist employed;
-- establishing citizenship news vouchers, which "would allow every American tax payer to allocate some amount of government funds to the non-profit media organization" of their choice;
-- increased funding for public radio and television;
-- providing grants to universities to conduct investigative journalism;
-- increased postal subsidies for newspapers and periodicals;
-- a 5 percent tax on consumer electronics, which would generate roughly $4 billion annually, to pay for increased public funding.

But some critics are voicing concerns about the draft document, saying that if the government has any influence over the Fourth Estate, it could lead to a dizzying web of conflicting interests and the eradication of independent journalism.

"I find it dangerous for government to have a role in speech because the government gives and the government taketh away," Jeff Jarvis, an associate professor at the City University of New York's Graduate School of Journalism said.
"Most of the ideas examined in this are politically untenable," Jarvis said. "The problem with this is that the FTC is trying to set an agenda here, that some sort of government intervention is necessary. It's a power grab by the FTC and it's also an example of one old power structure circling its wagons around another."

Also from the LA Times:
Obama's FTC plan to reinvent America's news media | Top of the Ticket | Los Angeles Times

For any Progressive who responds --- you can't keep shouting "Fear Monger" or claim that this crap isn't going on with this left wing President.

Obama has got to go.
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Old 06-11-2010, 10:15 PM
 
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Too many kool aid drinkers voted for Obama. The forest did not cloud my vision or brain. Vote responsibly with your brain. People fell for that lie of hope and change. His wife received a income for a part-time job of $300,000.00. I did my research on both during, mid, and after the elections. There were to many red flags.
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Old 06-11-2010, 10:20 PM
 
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"Barack's Whack Jobs At The Federal Trade Commission .... Vote Barack Out Or Lose Your Freedom."
FTC Corrects Misinformation on Journalism Workshops and "Discussion Draft": Ideas are Compilation, not Recommendations from Agency

You people are such suckers.
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Old 06-12-2010, 12:03 AM
 
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No, never a sucker. Just stating facts. I see the correction was made. But still Obama has taken control of healthcare and GM, bailed out AIG, and other entities all to the expense of the taxpayer. I read the first link and always do my research. But I did not doubt it either. Because this adminstration is running away like a locomotive at 150 mph. How many families have lost everything and still need assistance? We have states in free fall. Many communites within states are gone. No President can repair everything at one time. But why not give a hand to those on mainstream. He needs to stop talking and do more doing. Talk is cheap. The saying to big to fail is not true. These large corporations caused many of these problems by not dealing ethically and morally with consumers.
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Old 06-12-2010, 12:07 AM
 
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OK delusianne,

Please explain why an American government would entertain Socialist ideas to begin with.

You are the sucker.

You know that Democrats are one hair away from Socialism anyway.


It's dangerous, but you and your Party keep on pushin'

Don't they?



Once the Dems/Socialists take complete power ..... Utopia is supposed to follow.


Good thing it aint gonna happen. You're support for these types of takeovers is going to result in big disappointment to folks like you, and redistributionists, and communists.

Sour grapes for Democrats.
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Old 06-12-2010, 01:48 AM
 
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No, never a sucker. Just stating facts. I see the correction was made. But still Obama has taken control of healthcare and GM, bailed out AIG, and other entities all to the expense of the taxpayer. I read the first link and always do my research. But I did not doubt it either. Because this adminstration is running away like a locomotive at 150 mph. How many families have lost everything and still need assistance? We have states in free fall. Many communites within states are gone. No President can repair everything at one time. But why not give a hand to those on mainstream. He needs to stop talking and do more doing. Talk is cheap. The saying to big to fail is not true. These large corporations caused many of these problems by not dealing ethically and morally with consumers.
"the correction was made"? Is that an example of your research skills? The misinformation being corrected is yours and the OPs. Not really sure what you mean by "I... always do my research," if the rest of your post is your proof. Where is it you research?

OP, you were suckered by your own RW media. That article deliberately misled you. Isnt that kind of insulting? Do you like being used that way? What else might it be in their best interests to mislead you about? (Did Obama ever come confiscate your guns, by the way?)
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Old 06-12-2010, 02:22 AM
 
Location: Highland, CA (formerly Newark, NJ)
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Tinfoil hat much?
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Old 06-12-2010, 05:22 AM
 
Location: MI
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Thank you for posting the correction.
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Old 06-12-2010, 07:11 AM
 
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OP, you were suckered by your own RW media. That article deliberately misled you. Isnt that kind of insulting? Do you like being used that way? What else might it be in their best interests to mislead you about? (Did Obama ever come confiscate your guns, by the way?)
I wasn't suckered.

I read what I read and stated what I read.

At issue is the Federal Trade Commission's report "Potential" Policy Recommendations to Support the Reinvention of Journalism.

The mere fact that Obama's government would entertain Socialist ideas to begin with is appalling and scary.

I don't see any reason to trust your President with our future. It isn't a stretch to say that your President leans heavily toward socilaism. Even the fact that liberals are considering a media bailout, smells of socialism and stupidity and control.

I reported on "Potential" Policy Recommendations. Go ahead and read my original post again, since you didn't understand it the first time.

The next time you accuse me of something, make sure you know what you're talking about.

Should I feel relieved that the FTC put out this silly correction? No Way In Hell.

Delusianne, you and your liberal comrades will have to do a better job of convincing us regular Americans that you're not up to no good.

Please quit defending flaming progressives. Their propaganda has infected your mind. To the point where you don't even know who you really are anymore. Progressives are evil.

Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha,

How do you like that?
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Old 06-12-2010, 08:59 AM
 
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Suckerrrr
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