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

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    This alone scares the **** out of me.

    Ratface is gnawing away at the Constitution......

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

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    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....
    Unfortunately, many newspapers are just as biased as the most rabid talking heads are. I know our local newspaper is.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Partisan View Post
    Ratface is gnawing away at the Constitution......
    How exactly?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Maybe if you took the time to read your articles, perhaps you wouldn't blurt out insane comments?

    The government shaped modern charities the same way.
    Here’s the difference…

    Charities, in general, don’t have a vital role in government.

    The media, in general, does.

    The Media is supposed to be an outlet for the voice of the people, a barometer of them in a way. It’s supposed to be a check on the politicians, to expose in clear terms to the people what their government is doing and to investigate at times to find out more. They are whistle blowers and they are watch dogs.

    Now, they don’t always do this job well and I won’t sit here and say there are not biases evident in the media, on both sides.

    What I will say though is that if the government takes action to “save” a portion of the media landscape through the use of governmental means then that makes that portion of the media reliant on the government for its sustained growth and possibly existence. As such it brings up questions of potential bias and negligence when it comes to covering governmental things, and also breeds questions of what sort of pressure could politico’s put on that portion of the media to put forth the propaganda they wish.

    Its far different then trying to compare it to charities.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Here’s the difference…

    Charities, in general, don’t have a vital role in government.

    The media, in general, does.

    The Media is supposed to be an outlet for the voice of the people, a barometer of them in a way. It’s supposed to be a check on the politicians, to expose in clear terms to the people what their government is doing and to investigate at times to find out more. They are whistle blowers and they are watch dogs.

    Now, they don’t always do this job well and I won’t sit here and say there are not biases evident in the media, on both sides.

    What I will say though is that if the government takes action to “save” a portion of the media landscape through the use of governmental means then that makes that portion of the media reliant on the government for its sustained growth and possibly existence. As such it brings up questions of potential bias and negligence when it comes to covering governmental things, and also breeds questions of what sort of pressure could politico’s put on that portion of the media to put forth the propaganda they wish.

    Its far different then trying to compare it to charities.
    Absolutely, just look at how politics has, apparently, corrupted science in the global warming debate.
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    Re: Govt will need to help shape U.S. media: Waxman

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    This alone scares the **** out of me.

    Hmmm, seperated at birth?


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Hmmm, seperated at birth?

    Looks that way.....
    Zyphlin, thanks for stating the obvious connection....
    Well, not so obvious to some.....

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Hmmm, seperated at birth?

    This one got the good genes.
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    Re: Govt will need to help shape U.S. media: Waxman

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    He stated it wrong, but all his policies are doing is making sure newspapers survive.
    If newspapers can't survive on the basis that they are in demand, they should not be propped up by government. They should be allowed to fail just as all the banks doing shoddy business and GM should have been.

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    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.
    Whatever the federal government funds, it tries to control the activities and the content of.

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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?
    I do.

    The government does not have the right to moderate the media. This is the first step to the removal of the first amendment.

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