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Government Wants to Save Journalism With Creative New Taxes
The Lonely Conservative ^ | 6/3/10 | The Lonely Conservative

Posted on 06/03/2010 8:32:06 PM PDT by NY Hockey Mom

The FTC wants to save the old dinosaur media. ...

To pay for it all they want to tax all sorts of things like broadband, advertising and consumer electronics. Oh, and they would also make it illegal for people like me to go around distributing facts to people like you. ...

Reaganite Republican had it right when he said our “First Amendment rights are coming under pressure from the Bolshevik Boy Wonder yet again.”

Interesting that the government is trying to save the old media while the old media is hiring up all of the left wing bloggers.

(Excerpt) Read more at lonelyconservative.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ftc; media; save; taxes

1 posted on 06/03/2010 8:32:07 PM PDT by NY Hockey Mom
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To: NY Hockey Mom

Didn’t have to be Nostra-friggin-damus to see this one coming :)


2 posted on 06/03/2010 8:34:07 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: NY Hockey Mom

thanks for the heads up.


3 posted on 06/03/2010 8:39:04 PM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: NY Hockey Mom

Can’t, conflict of interest. The whole freedom of the press thing was to insure someone would be watching government. If they are beholden to government they can’t be trusted to watch (I know, they aren’t now but at least they aren’t paid). It’s the difference between being a prostitute and being a whore.


4 posted on 06/03/2010 8:48:32 PM PDT by McGavin999 (I'm sorry, your race card is overdrawn and no further charges can be accepted)
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To: NY Hockey Mom
It is probably the only way to save the old lamestream media from fading away and going out of business. Well, one of the ways. They could stop spouting raw, insultingly obvious leftist propaganda and get back to their real job of impartially researching and reporting news... Bwaa haa haa! No, I don't expect that either. If/when the feds start paying their salaries directly it will at least regularize what is already happening, and we can simply call them all collectively Pravda.
5 posted on 06/03/2010 9:02:35 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (obama out now! I'll keep my money, my guns, and my freedom - you can keep the change.)
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To: NY Hockey Mom

6 posted on 06/03/2010 9:10:57 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (What's black and white and red all over? - OBAMA)
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To: McGavin999
"It’s the difference between being a prostitute and being a whore."

Actually, it's the difference between being a slut and being a whore.

7 posted on 06/03/2010 9:11:12 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: YHAOS

No, if the government pays them they’re prostitutes. They’re already sluts.


8 posted on 06/03/2010 9:14:51 PM PDT by McGavin999 (I'm sorry, your race card is overdrawn and no further charges can be accepted)
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To: NY Hockey Mom

Oh great, they want us to pay for the “journalists” who lie to us and campaign for pols who want to destroy this country? Usefull idiots. At some point, the dictator gets rid of the media that got him in power. And they really don’t see that.


9 posted on 06/03/2010 9:21:57 PM PDT by Texas resident (Outlaw fisherman)
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