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

    We supposedly live in an Information Age economy now - where intellectual property is the main fuel for the economy. And yet we all expect to be able to access everything on the internet for free. So we have an economy based on no money? Kind of a contradiction of terms.

    Printed media is a technology that is past. Many of these publications also have websites with free access that is easier to get and free - so why pay for a paper version of it? Those publications that require a membership for online access of their content are able to gain some money back for the expense of creating that content.

    This is another example of the government trying to save an industry that has been passed by with the advancement of technology, where there are better, cheaper, and faster alternatives. If you really want to get 'green' about it, the electronic media is much more earth friendly than the printed media. So should we not be encouraging business models that adjust to the current and future needs rather than sink money into saving the old?

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

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    This alone scares the **** out of me.

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    Huh, a democrat trying to save an industry that is possibly going on the endangered list, perhaps even extinction. What a conservative thing to do....
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    Re: Govt will need to help shape U.S. media: Waxman

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    Huh, a democrat trying to save an industry that is possibly going on the endangered list, perhaps even extinction. What a conservative thing to do....
    Yeah, I agree.

    I have a business manufacturing 11" floppy discs. You think Waxman will help me out?? Business hasn't been too good lately.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    Yeah, I agree.

    I have a business manufacturing 11" floppy discs. You think Waxman will help me out?? Business hasn't been too good lately.
    You should merge your floppies with the ED pill makers...11" hard discs would be more popular..
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    Re: Govt will need to help shape U.S. media: Waxman

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    Huh, a democrat trying to save an industry that is possibly going on the endangered list, perhaps even extinction. What a conservative thing to do....
    What industry are you speaking to? The media? Newpapers? The news itself?
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    Re: Govt will need to help shape U.S. media: Waxman

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    Huh, a democrat trying to save an industry that is possibly going on the endangered list, perhaps even extinction. What a conservative thing to do....
    Nah, we hated the spotted owl.
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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?
    Not really. He stated it wrong, but all his policies are doing is making sure newspapers survive. He isn't saying certain newspapers with certain viewpoints. All he's saying is that newspapers are the best, most reliable sources of news, and he's absolutely right about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Martel View Post
    What industry are you speaking to? The media? Newpapers? The news itself?
    The media.....mostly the newspapers. they are archaic. OTOH, new and modern methods of disseminating the news includes talking heads, pundits, etc. are guilty of distortion. Even the major networks have some reporters with bi-assed opinions.
    News should not be embellished, but that seems to be the current methodology of getting the news out. Distort it, slant it, edit it, etc. until you can no longer trust any of the methods of dissemination....
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    Re: Govt will need to help shape U.S. media: Waxman

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Not really. He stated it wrong, but all his policies are doing is making sure newspapers survive. He isn't saying certain newspapers with certain viewpoints. All he's saying is that newspapers are the best, most reliable sources of news, and he's absolutely right about that.
    Most of them having a very Leftist slant is just a coincidence.
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