Skip to comments.FTC draft study proposes massive bailout of newspapers
Posted on 06/05/2010 11:29:21 PM PDT by Nachum
The FTC has issued a discussion report on rescuing the failing newspaper industry, labeled as "The Reinvention of Journalism," Fox News reports. An NYU journalism source speaks for critics of the FTC draft: The problem with this is that the FTC is trying to set an agenda here, that some sort of government intervention is necessary. It's a power grab by the FTC and it's also an example of one old power structure circling its wagons around another.
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Democrats funding a one-party press for a one-party quasi-totalitarian state.
this is just not right
Nope...it’s not right.
But, given the climate in this admistration...it makes sense.
There ya’ go...
“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.”
Government intervention not working very good so far.
these people are trying to keep failures from happening....but that’s how you make progress and invent new things to take their place.....let them die....they are dying because they support socialism in America.....and they call the truth hate speech.....beam me up Scotty, there is no intelligent life down here
Very important. Thank you for this and all your other pings.
I should now be able to get federal funding for that new ‘bugggy whip’ factory I’d like to start.
Then the ‘news’ will be nothing but more Obama lies. How Hitler can he get?
We the people of the United States don’t need our version of Pravda.It’s Not the job of the government to be bailing out lousey newspapers.
If the papers can’t make it on their own they should go out of business.The problem with newspapers is they are run by very liberal editors and reporters and the average American working stiff is tired of their bias.
“1st Amendment of the US Constitution, which will be ignored.... “
Why not? They have already destroyed the 2nd Amendment.
The FTC was too late to bail out the buggy-whip industry, so now they want to bail out the news-rags.
Here’s an idea to save newspapers!
Let’s require a small tax on everything printed on paper. Newsprint would be exempt, of course, but all other printed items would be required to have an official stamp in one corner stating that the government tax had been paid. If it doesn’t have the tax stamp, it’s illegal.
Junk mail, utility bills, legal documents, cash register receipts, copy machine paper ... everything!
We can call it the Stamp Act. Yeah, that’s the (correctly stamped) ticket!
Then things will be just like they were in 1765 ... with the same seething anger toward an out-of-touch government that was justified then and is justified again.
While they are at it, they need to help out vinyl records, horse drawn carriages and 4 track tapes. /sarc/