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EDITORIAL: FTC floats Drudge tax
washington times ^ | 6/4/10 | editor

Posted on 06/04/2010 6:31:38 PM PDT by Nachum

Journalism can reinvent itself without government 'help'

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is seeking ways to "reinvent" journalism, and that's a cause for concern. According to a May 28 draft proposal, the agency thinks government should be at the center of a media overhaul. The bureaucracy sees it as a problem that the Internet has introduced a wealth of information options to consumers, forcing media companies to adapt and experiment to meet changing market needs. FTC's policy staff fears this new reality.

"There are reasons for concern that experimentation may not produce a robust and sustainable business model for commercial journalism," the report states. With no faith that the market will work things out for the better, government thinks it must come to the rescue.

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


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These people really are trying to create a civil war. They're insane.
1 posted on 06/04/2010 6:31:38 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...
The list, ping

Oh, and this just might affect sites like Free Republic and Nachumlist too...

2 posted on 06/04/2010 6:32:25 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

ya regulations...


3 posted on 06/04/2010 6:33:24 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Nachum

Yep.


4 posted on 06/04/2010 6:34:06 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: Nachum

They should only tax Democratic Underground, since those people love taxes so much...LOL!!


5 posted on 06/04/2010 6:34:12 PM PDT by diamond6 (Pray the Rosary to defeat communism and Obamacare!!)
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To: Nachum

These people fear Liberty above everything else.


6 posted on 06/04/2010 6:35:06 PM PDT by gitmo ( The democRats drew first blood. It's our turn now.)
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To: Nachum
The report also discusses the possibility of offering tax exemptions to news organizations, establishing an AmeriCorps for reporters and creating a national fund for local news organizations.

Where do these evil little bureaucratic trolls come from? How can they be sent back there?

7 posted on 06/04/2010 6:36:02 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: gitmo
These people fear Liberty above everything else.

They can't sleep at night, because somebody, somewhere is having a good time...

8 posted on 06/04/2010 6:36:04 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
"There are reasons for concern that experimentation may not produce a robust and sustainable business model for (LIBERAL/SOCIALIST) commercial journalism."
9 posted on 06/04/2010 6:36:26 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: Nachum
These people really are trying to create a civil war. They're insane. Insane for sure..
10 posted on 06/04/2010 6:37:05 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: Nachum

“Oh we only spew bilge cuz that’s what the MARKET wants..!”

Oh sure, they love the free-market of ideas, huh....? sure they do, right up to the point where the market doesn’t want THEM.

This whole think is a NOMENKLATURA system.


11 posted on 06/04/2010 6:40:58 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Nachum

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

I don’t think there would be freedom of the press because you know they’d be working for the government and not the taxpayers.


12 posted on 06/04/2010 6:41:55 PM PDT by tiki
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To: Nachum
GOVERNMENT TO BAIL OUT BUGGY WHIP INDUSTRY!

Automobile production to be strictly limited in order to save jobs.

13 posted on 06/04/2010 6:46:12 PM PDT by arthurus
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To: arthurus
Something quite similar to that occurs in Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged. It's called Directive 10-289.
14 posted on 06/04/2010 6:47:04 PM PDT by Publius (Unless the Constitution is followed, it is simply a piece of paper.)
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To: tiki

Constitution, schmonstitution?! Who needs it?!/sarc

“But, the Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth, and of more basic issues such as political and economic justice in society. To that extent, as radical as I think people try to characterize the Warren Court, it wasn’t that radical. It didn’t break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the founding fathers in the Constitution, at least as its been interpreted and Warren Court interpreted in the same way, that generally the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties.” Candidate Obama, 2001 interview

I am afraid they care not one iota about the constitutionality of anything they do :(


15 posted on 06/04/2010 6:49:03 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: Nachum

Where is the Supreme Court?

Freedom of the Press?


16 posted on 06/04/2010 6:50:57 PM PDT by BloodnGuts
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To: diamond6

“They should only tax Democratic Underground, since those people love taxes so much...LOL!!”

I have the same thought for quite a while. Those who vote in higher takes should be the ones to only pay them. And those who vote them in can be the only ones who benefit from them. I wonder if there is a workable solution in this day and age? I wonder how Dem-bulbs would react to the idea?


17 posted on 06/04/2010 6:52:04 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Nachum
I've been told by old-time freepers that the commerce clause covers all kinds of federal government over-reach. Including what we eat.

Apparently, there's nothing the fedgov can't do.

/johnny

18 posted on 06/04/2010 6:52:47 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Nachum
This is nothing more than a last-ditch effort by the parasitic worms in places like the NYT to permanently sew their mouths to the federal teat, so they can live off of the hard work of others, without having to bear any of the costs of that hard work.


19 posted on 06/04/2010 6:54:20 PM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: BloodnGuts
Where is the Supreme Court?

Waiting for someone with standing to bring it to them?

20 posted on 06/04/2010 6:54:52 PM PDT by doc1019 (Rush, Beck and others are giving us the dots; it is up to us to connect them.)
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To: Nachum

Sometimes I wonder if we still have a free Country. I know the King Obama and his corrupt communists are killing the Country, but how long do we put up with this before the real Americans kick as@. First we must destroy the Democratic Party once and for all.


21 posted on 06/04/2010 6:59:52 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: doc1019

Who’s John Gault?


22 posted on 06/04/2010 7:01:01 PM PDT by Nashvegas (What do you get if you offer a liberal a penny for their thoughts? Change)
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To: JRandomFreeper

The definition of the word “regulate” has changed. It used to mean: To make regular.

Trade was to be regulated, or made regular, so that it was reliable.


23 posted on 06/04/2010 7:03:36 PM PDT by SCalGal (Friends don't let friends donate to H$U$ or PETA.)
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To: Nachum

Obama is intentional. And yes, violence/unrest would be the necessary outcome of his agenda to destroy/plunder the U.S. and spread chaos throughout the earth.


24 posted on 06/04/2010 7:04:16 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: bushwon

I’m afraid they don’t either and that scares me. It is the Constitution that makes the country.


25 posted on 06/04/2010 7:09:30 PM PDT by tiki
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To: Nachum

“They’re insane. “

F’ing insane!


26 posted on 06/04/2010 7:14:37 PM PDT by Rebelbase (It’s hard to remember which week we’re racists and which week we’re terrorists, JgBoy)
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To: tiki

I have often thot that the control of the internet and air waves will spell the end of freedom and liberty in this country. Tho the mainstream media is nothing more than a
mouthpiece for this administration, I am very concerned about direct control of the media—or should I say PRAVDA?!!


27 posted on 06/04/2010 7:22:51 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: Nachum

They’re going to get one, too!


28 posted on 06/04/2010 7:27:12 PM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: Oceander

Can I get one of those in bumper sticker size?

The others are working out fine.


29 posted on 06/04/2010 7:28:48 PM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: Nachum
These people really are trying to create a civil war. They're insane.

The first statement is correct, the second statement isn't.

Methinks they (this admin.) want a CWII. The only problem with their wants, is that we have the training, armament, logistics, etc., and their sycophants don't.

I hope the liberals/socialists/democRATs reading this statement understand, if CWII happens, they (and their friends, families, etc.), will not survive.

I'm sorry, it will have to be that way...

5.56mm

30 posted on 06/04/2010 7:35:30 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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Freep-mail me to get on or off my pro-life and Catholic List:

Add me / Remove me

Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of general interest.

31 posted on 06/04/2010 7:37:53 PM PDT by narses ( 'Prefer nothing to the love of Christ.')
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To: Nachum

Nudge


32 posted on 06/04/2010 7:39:06 PM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of cat attacks while typing!)
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Good evening. I just made a post to this thread and it does not appear. Can you help me with this?

And yes, I'm logged in...

5.56mm

33 posted on 06/04/2010 7:41:57 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: arthurus
GOVERNMENT TO BAIL OUT BUGGY WHIP INDUSTRY!

And 8-track tape industry!

34 posted on 06/04/2010 7:42:59 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Nachum
Oh, and this just might affect sites like Free Republic and Nachumlist too...

Just might?

35 posted on 06/04/2010 7:45:34 PM PDT by GOPJ (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php?area=dam&lang=eng)
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To: BenLurkin

Ask Thomas Jefferson.


36 posted on 06/04/2010 8:28:11 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (+)
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To: BenLurkin

“The report also discusses the possibility of offering tax exemptions to news organizations, establishing an AmeriCorps for reporters and creating a national fund for local news organizations.”

No doubt in my mind that they believe there is no risk in doing many of these things only because they have no fear of there ever being Republican control again. They know something we don’t know. just sayin.


37 posted on 06/04/2010 8:29:33 PM PDT by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote!)
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To: BloodnGuts

Freedom of the press presumes ownership of a press.
The Internet has made owning an extremely powerful press very cheap, which concerns those whose power is based on presses being rare and expensive.


38 posted on 06/04/2010 8:30:21 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (+)
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To: bushwon

The 2nd-to-the-last nail was healthcare. That’s deciding who lives or dies.

The final nail is information......the media and the internet.


39 posted on 06/04/2010 8:46:26 PM PDT by wolf24
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To: Nachum
Hitler had a man by the name of Goebbels that had control of the media. In fact one of his titles was "Director of Propaganda". He got so powerful he became 2nd in command.
It could be happening here.
40 posted on 06/04/2010 8:52:41 PM PDT by AGreatPer (America elected a Prince and got a Princess)
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To: diamond6

Yeah but most of them do not work, live on their parents expense, or live on welfare. It is always easy for someone to ask for more taxes when someone does not pay taxes.


41 posted on 06/04/2010 9:16:00 PM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops)
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To: gitmo

Liberty will always win.


42 posted on 06/04/2010 9:16:54 PM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops)
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To: Nachum

They are looking for a big fat law suit!


43 posted on 06/04/2010 9:17:29 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: bushwon

“Though the mainstream media are nothing more than a
mouthpiece for this administration”

They have been nothing more than a mouthpiece for the left for decades.

Even in FDR’s time, they wore out set after set of kneepads.

Since the early 1980s, I have held that the media are some of the Constitution’s most dangerous enemies. Naturally, Chairman Maobama wants to keep them alive, and is willing to spend any amount of your money to do it.


44 posted on 06/05/2010 12:21:20 AM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: Nachum
Oh, and this just might affect sites like Free Republic and Nachumlist too...

Yeah, let 'em try, and we'll swell tenfold overnight.

(i.e., BRING IT!!)

45 posted on 06/05/2010 12:44:24 AM PDT by 4woodenboats (Defend America peacefully, vigorously, and swiftly against all enemies before she becomes a memory)
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To: Publius

I got to get a copy one of these days.


46 posted on 06/05/2010 12:46:42 AM PDT by 4woodenboats (Defend America peacefully, vigorously, and swiftly against all enemies before she becomes a memory)
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To: ctdonath2

“The Internet has made owning an extremely powerful press very cheap, which concerns those whose power is based on presses being rare and expensive.”

Very well said, indeed.

Me steal.


47 posted on 06/05/2010 12:49:04 AM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: Nachum

1st Amendment = Separation of Press and State


48 posted on 06/05/2010 1:04:10 AM PDT by OHelix
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To: Nashvegas
Who’s John Gault?

A character in a book by Ayn Rand -- and it's spelled Galt.

Or, were you being facetious?

49 posted on 06/05/2010 4:50:35 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: ctdonath2
Freedom of the press presumes ownership of a press. The Internet has made owning an extremely powerful press very cheap, which concerns those whose power is based on presses being rare and expensive

What you are describing is distribution of content. That is what they want to control, the distribution. It doesn't matter what someone says if no one hears it. It is very similar to Joe Stalin's comment that it doesn't matter who votes, it only matters who counts the votes.

There are reasons for concern that experimentation may not produce a robust and sustainable business model for commercial journalism," the report states. With no faith that the market will work things out for the better, government thinks it must come to the rescue.

There is no better example of the Leftist Elite's attitude. They don't understand the market and they don't trust the individual. They trust a few coordinated bureaucrats, as long as it is their bureaucrats, more than they trust the uncoordinated decisions of millions of individuals.

R. Buckminster Fuller said that free enterprise has the unique ability to transform the selfish desires of the individual into a good for the whole. Don't know who R. Buckminster Fuller is? Look it up. You will be impressed!

50 posted on 06/05/2010 6:03:36 AM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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