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    Re: Obama open to newspaper bailout bill

    Quote Originally Posted by mikhail View Post
    There is something very dirty about the government being involved in newspapers this way.
    Yes.
    Freedom of the press -requires- a seperation of press and state.

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    Re: Obama open to newspaper bailout bill

    To be fair, I also buy the Sunday paper for the crossword.
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    Re: Obama open to newspaper bailout bill

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    Newspapers do have several advantages over the Internet.
    A man cannot successfully wrap the daily garbage in the Internet as he can with newspapers.
    Newspapers make great kindling for starting fires ( heating the water and the home). The Internet does not burn that well, usually.
    I can swat a fly with a newspaper; can anyone do the same with the Internet ?
    Sure you can. It must be a virtual fly on the internet, though. Just smack it with a virtual flyswatter.
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    Re: Obama open to newspaper bailout bill

    Twitter + the internet of things + automated fly swatter. You've just swatted a fly with the internet.
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    Re: Obama open to newspaper bailout bill

    I love reading the Sunday paper. I have subscribed to it most all my life.

    But I will be the first to admit that the printed newspaper's, as we know it, time has done come and went. Subsidizing it will only postpone the inevitable and throw good money after bad.

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    Re: Obama open to newspaper bailout bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Don't Tase Me Bro View Post
    So now the biased media gets to be tax exempt? What makes them different than any other business in this country, that they're becoming antiquated? Technology is making the newspapers obsolete. The Federal government is yet again supporting failure rather than embracing change, rather strange for this administration. Then again, maybe not so strange considering 95% of the MSM is in Obama's corner anyway.
    Well how else is he supposed to keep the ministry of propaganda from going belly up?

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    Re: Obama open to newspaper bailout bill

    Here we go again with all the white racism!

    The only reason why anybody would be against this fantastic idea is if they were RACISTS! It's because President Obama is black!

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    Re: Obama open to newspaper bailout bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Don't Tase Me Bro View Post
    So now the biased media gets to be tax exempt? What makes them different than any other business in this country, that they're becoming antiquated? Technology is making the newspapers obsolete. The Federal government is yet again supporting failure rather than embracing change, rather strange for this administration. Then again, maybe not so strange considering 95% of the MSM is in Obama's corner anyway.
    Your making a big deal out of nothing, what's wrong with him saying he would look at a bill?

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    Re: Obama open to newspaper bailout bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Don't Tase Me Bro View Post
    So now the biased media gets to be tax exempt? What makes them different than any other business in this country, that they're becoming antiquated? Technology is making the newspapers obsolete. The Federal government is yet again supporting failure rather than embracing change, rather strange for this administration. Then again, maybe not so strange considering 95% of the MSM is in Obama's corner anyway.
    Do you even know what the bill says? Obviously not, do you realize the bill would just give tax breaks to media outlets if they become non-profit businesses? Do you not know of the tax breaks large corporations get? Why are you crying about the government promoting free media for the people? Do you not want people to be informed? This bill isn't limited to MSNBC or other liberal media outlets, it's not like the government will control the media. Please understand the bill before posting next time.

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    Re: Obama open to newspaper bailout bill

    Quote Originally Posted by pro-bipartisan View Post
    Do you even know what the bill says? Obviously not, do you realize the bill would just give tax breaks to media outlets if they become non-profit businesses? Do you not know of the tax breaks large corporations get? Why are you crying about the government promoting free media for the people? Do you not want people to be informed? This bill isn't limited to MSNBC or other liberal media outlets, it's not like the government will control the media. Please understand the bill before posting next time.
    Media outlets which rely upon governmental benevolence in order to remain operational...

    ...no conflict of interest there.

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