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Mainstream Media Accepts Government’s Right to Censor News
Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 July 2012 | John Semmens

Posted on 07/28/2012 2:07:36 PM PDT by John Semmens

A recent New York Times article admitted that it, along with other major “news” outlets, allows the White House to censor what it publishes. The basic protocol is for the media to submit a draft of a proposed piece to the White House for review prior to publication. The White House then edits the piece and returns it.

“It can be irksome at times,” Times reporter Jeremy Peters admitted. “But what choice do we have? If we don’t cooperate we’ll be cut off from access. And for what? It’s not as if we aren’t 100% behind the Administration on virtually ever issue. It’s better to think of it as the kind of guidance a child gets from a parent. We may not like it, but in the long run we realize it’s in our best interest.”

if you missed any of this week's other semi-news posts you can find them at...

http://azconservative.org/2012/07/28/mayors-play-chicken-with-first-amendment-rights/


TOPICS: Government; History; Humor; Politics
KEYWORDS: censorship; craptire; media; notworthreading; satire; stupid; tyranny; wasteoftime

1 posted on 07/28/2012 2:07:51 PM PDT by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens

Everyone can read the pablum. What I want to see is papers that proudly proclaim they don’t do this.


2 posted on 07/28/2012 2:12:38 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: John Semmens

Note that ‘craptire’ and ‘not worth reading’ are in the keywords, so anyone who reads keywords would be fairly notified. John has been shown that there are ways to browse articles where the keywords do not show up at all, but he insists on this gotcha juvenile bowlsheet.

If only the author could write well, then this would be enjoyable.

My name john Semens. I no ken write. So I steal hedlines, real storries end slap my title on it & call it satire. Itz mucho eazier than write my own stuff for humur. Uv korse, if I encluuded [satire] in the titel of da thread, very few freepers wuld read it. So i stuck, bein’ crap writer and all, with this aproche.


3 posted on 07/28/2012 2:23:18 PM PDT by Kevmo ( FRINAGOPWIASS: Free Republic Is Not A GOP Website. It's A Socon Site.)
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To: John Semmens

Once again, so close to the truth, the satire is almost impossible to discern...........


4 posted on 07/28/2012 2:32:26 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Kevmo
“if I encluuded [satire} on the titel of da tread”

Dang, I must be seeing things. Mr. Semmens always posts “Semi News Semi Satire”.

But perhaps your post is satirical? :)

5 posted on 07/28/2012 2:33:27 PM PDT by berdie
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To: John Semmens

Of course, if a Repub admin tried this, the “news” media would be hollering “censorship” and we would have heard about it from day one (and for weeks on end).


6 posted on 07/28/2012 2:33:33 PM PDT by jeffc (Welcome to the United Socialist States of America)
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To: berdie

The title of the thread is :

Mainstream Media Accepts Government’s Right to Censor News

There are ways of browsing & accessing stories where there is no heads up that it is satire. John doesn’t want to put it into the title because then very few freepers will be interested, and he misses out on his puerile gotcha high-fives.


7 posted on 07/28/2012 2:39:57 PM PDT by Kevmo ( FRINAGOPWIASS: Free Republic Is Not A GOP Website. It's A Socon Site.)
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To: doorgunner69

Life imitates art too closely?


8 posted on 07/28/2012 2:41:24 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: John Semmens

Doesn’t this sound exactly like the communist controlled media’s?How would this be different than the old soviet media?? No more freedom of speech! This is also another way (imho)to control every report Fox News puts out. If they can control Fox News they control all news!!The rest of our socialist media are already government controlled.NBC,ABC,cBS,CNN and pmsNBC and most newspaper rags across the country.

Obama must go.


9 posted on 07/28/2012 2:44:35 PM PDT by Mier (Liberalism always generates the exact opposite of its stated intent!! "Jim Quinn")
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To: HiTech RedNeck

This is a GOOD REASON to abrogate the FREEDOM of the PRESS since they are NOT utilizing it properly - to check Government Corruption.


10 posted on 07/28/2012 2:50:02 PM PDT by noah (noah)
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To: Kevmo

Perhaps you are right. I don’t typically browse by subject.

But below the titles of his articles it states...SemiNews SemiSatire in bold print. It doesn’t seem nefarious to me at all.

What I typically do when browsing the board is..if I don’t like the subject...I just close the thread and move on. Lots of people enjoy subjects and writing styles that differ from my own.


11 posted on 07/28/2012 2:53:29 PM PDT by berdie
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To: berdie

What I typically do when browsing the board is..if I don’t like the subject...I just close the thread and move on. Lots of people enjoy subjects and writing styles that differ from my own.
***But if there is no indication that the subject you’re browsing is satire, the author has just wasted your time. That’s part of the craptire genre.


12 posted on 07/28/2012 2:58:57 PM PDT by Kevmo ( FRINAGOPWIASS: Free Republic Is Not A GOP Website. It's A Socon Site.)
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To: berdie

But below the titles of his articles it states...SemiNews SemiSatire in bold print.
***In one of the previous craptire threads, another freeper showed that the way he browses Free Republic, that stuff does not show up at all.

So, why do you think John doesn’t want to put [satire] in the title, now that he knows this is the case? It is because he’s a puerile juvenile author who enjoys the gotcha of craptire high fives.


13 posted on 07/28/2012 3:01:19 PM PDT by Kevmo ( FRINAGOPWIASS: Free Republic Is Not A GOP Website. It's A Socon Site.)
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To: Kevmo

I don’t know how one would browse that would not show the title and author.

I think the keywords are added by individuals, are they not? So I clicked “craptire”. The articles come up with the disclaimer. I clicked by topic..same thing.

I have upon occasion not noticed who the author was but figured out pretty quickly that the article was satire all on my own.

I enjoy satire, even when it walks right next to the truth.

In any case, this seems to be a futile argument. Have a good afternoon.


14 posted on 07/28/2012 3:20:45 PM PDT by berdie
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To: John Semmens
happens all the time. federal agencies restrict who can speak for the agency about what. i could answer questions all day long into the wee hours of the morning about what the rules meant BUT not about office gossip.

if somebody quoted me i could ask them to SHOW ME first, and if they misquoted me, they'd have to fix it OR i'd never answer their calls in the future.

15 posted on 07/28/2012 4:23:09 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: berdie; Eaker

I don’t know how one would browse that would not show the title and author.
***Here’s how.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2904222/posts?page=79#79

Now that you know how, why do you think Semen-boy doesn’t include [satire] in the title? It’s because he knows that this stuff is craptire.


16 posted on 07/28/2012 4:50:10 PM PDT by Kevmo ( FRINAGOPWIASS: Free Republic Is Not A GOP Website. It's A Socon Site.)
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To: berdie

I enjoy satire
***So do I, but this is craptire.


17 posted on 07/28/2012 4:51:51 PM PDT by Kevmo ( FRINAGOPWIASS: Free Republic Is Not A GOP Website. It's A Socon Site.)
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To: Kevmo

Gee, it seems that the posts that you pointed out were not posted by Mr. Semmens. Correct?

I think I have already told you to have a good afternoon. Now I must bid you a good evening. Please don’t ping me again.


18 posted on 07/28/2012 5:35:29 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Kevmo
>> But if there is no indication that the subject you’re browsing is satire

With headers brevity mode active:

   Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 July 2012 | John Semmens

Your objections to John's contributions seem arbitrary and unnecessary. Has he abused your cold fusion crusade?


19 posted on 07/28/2012 7:30:27 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: berdie

Gee, it seems that the posts that you pointed out were not posted by Mr. Semmens. Correct?
***And that would make any difference, whatsoever, how? The FACT that John knows that FR can be browsed in such a manner that a freeper would not see those keywords or subtitles or anything, that proves that he is in it for the craptire.


20 posted on 07/29/2012 1:51:24 PM PDT by Kevmo ( FRINAGOPWIASS: Free Republic Is Not A GOP Website. It's A Socon Site.)
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To: Gene Eric

In one of the previous craptire threads, another freeper showed that the way he browses Free Republic, that stuff does not show up at all, one would browse in a way that would not show the title and author. Here’s how.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2904222/posts?page=79#79

So, why do you think John doesn’t want to put [satire] in the title, now that he knows this is the case? It is because he’s a puerile juvenile author who enjoys the gotcha of craptire high fives.

The FACT that John knows that FR can be browsed in such a manner that a freeper would not see those keywords or subtitles or anything, that proves that he is in it for the craptire.


21 posted on 07/29/2012 1:55:47 PM PDT by Kevmo ( FRINAGOPWIASS: Free Republic Is Not A GOP Website. It's A Socon Site.)
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To: Kevmo
It makes a difference because if one reads a thread without ascertaining the source document the information/misinformation/humor you may read is your own responsibility.

The threads you directed me to were from 7/10. I was able to access the source in the search function.

Lighten up, FRiend. If you don't want to read the threads..don't. But many of us do.

22 posted on 07/29/2012 8:17:55 PM PDT by berdie
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To: berdie

The only thing Semen boy needs to do is put [satire] in the title.

You don’t like how sarcasm is introduced into these wussie threads? Get John to put [satire] in the title.

Otherwise, all y’all are just a bunch of juvenile gotcha craptire afficianados, and you’ll continue to get the sarcasm treatment.


23 posted on 07/29/2012 11:59:25 PM PDT by Kevmo ( FRINAGOPWIASS: Free Republic Is Not A GOP Website. It's A Socon Site.)
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