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    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    It's not that people aren't wanting the product, no no, it's distribution! They should pass a law forcing all american's to subscribe to Government approved papers. To solve this dire problem!

    Yes, Im sure they will be government approved Jesus christ. (Please see my above comment referring to the communist mode of controlling newspapers)

    If you cant recognize that the loss of newspapers is a serious loss to our society its probably because you depend on crappy internet sources to serve your confirmation bias. If you think this is a government takeover of newspapers you'd better don a tinfoil hat to stop the mind control waves.

    Just stop.

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    Re: Govt will need to help shape U.S. media: Waxman

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Uhm... no commentary?
    Do people not see the utter danger implicit in the above suggestions?
    Suffice it to say that if Dick Cheney made this statement in 2002, there'd be all kinds of liberal commentary....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Suffice it to say that if Dick Cheney made this statement in 2002, there'd be all kinds of liberal commentary....
    Yeah, liberals would be saying it's a good idea, and what has come over Cheney?

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    Re: Govt will need to help shape U.S. media: Waxman

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    If you cant recognize that the loss of newspapers is a serious loss to our society its probably because you depend on crappy internet sources to serve your confirmation bias.
    The reason hard copy media is failing is because people can get the same news, from the same sources, online for cheaper. It's a cost thing, not a "people don't want unbiased newspaper information" thing.

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    If you think this is a government takeover of newspapers you'd better don a tinfoil hat to stop the mind control waves.

    Just stop.
    Unfortunately, it seems all too convenient. This failing form of media in an ever changing world is now so cheap the Gov't can buy it. Not that the Government controlling newspapers would make their sales jump up mind you.

    It's stupid either way you look at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    The reason hard copy media is failing is because people can get the same news, from the same sources, online for cheaper. It's a cost thing, not a "people don't want unbiased newspaper information" thing.
    Cheaper and easier.

    And of course they could get alternative sources before the Internet if they wanted them. There were plenty of whacko newspapers back then.

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    Re: Govt will need to help shape U.S. media: Waxman

    The government buying it wont make it government controlled media, however.

    They also are probably going to pursue public funding models.

    Thats really all I care to know about this.

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    Re: Govt will need to help shape U.S. media: Waxman

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    The government buying it wont make it government controlled media, however.

    They also are probably going to pursue public funding models.

    Thats really all I care to know about this.

    They need to let the failing products and industries just fail. That's the nature of the beast, and sooner or later we will bounce back. Unless of course they get saved by the government and then we're paying off an ailing industry for the next [insert number] years...

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    Re: Govt will need to help shape U.S. media: Waxman

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    If you cant recognize that the loss of newspapers is a serious loss to our society...
    Based on what? That they USED to be the people's primary news source, but have since been surpassed by technology and market demand?

    If you do not provide the goods and services the market wants, then you're doomed to fail.

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    Re: Govt will need to help shape U.S. media: Waxman

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Based on what? That they USED to be the people's primary news source, but have since been surpassed by technology and market demand?

    If you do not provide the goods and services the market wants, then you're doomed to fail.
    BUT...BUT...Capitalism and Free Market is EVIL, Goobie! EEEVVIIILLLL!!!!!

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    Re: Govt will need to help shape U.S. media: Waxman

    It would be self sustaining.

    And it's not worth it to the public to allow them to fail.

    I wrote a paper on this but I really don't care to discuss it.

    Just look at NPR its one of the best newsources in the states and its publicly funded and not having any trouble from what I know.

    The newsources online from the newpapers themselves are just hampered by unsustainable revenue models because of the nature of internet advertising recently, theres no way to make good money off of it. The alternative is to make their internet service a pay service.
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