The idea is being floated by the Obama administration to offer a bailout of the newspaper industry, the underling reason as stated by Obama “I am concerned that if the direction of the news is all blogosphere, all opinions, with no serious fact-checking, no serious attempts to put stories in context, that what you will end up getting is people shouting at each other across the void but not a lot of mutual understanding,” When has it ever been the purpose of the press to offer a mutual understanding, that is not there job, it is to report the news. Obama by offering to “bailout” yet another industry is irresponsible given the countries financial situation, additionally most experts agree on the premise that the industry is a dying breed and has morphed to the internet, we would be feeding a cash cow with little hope for a positive financial return, so what is the motive?
Obama chose his language well when he discussed the proposed “Newspaper Revitalization Act” introduced by Sen. Ben Cardin (D.MD) S.673, he like he always appears to do, stated he would be supportive of the act if the news papers were a non-profit and structured as a 501C, but that he had not reviewed the bill yet? Furthermore if the structure of the news papers are changed to a non profit including Federal bailout funds who will these new entities serve, the people, or the source of there funding, remember ACORN was structured as a non-profit, and we are just now uncovering the corruption in that cause.
This is not the Obama administrations first effort to quell dissenting opinion and infringe on the first amendment rights of our free republic. The Cyber Security act proposed by John D Rockefeller what the first attempt at floating the balloon to cut off the dissenting opinion by giving the President the sole power to shut down the internet when he so deems a security threat is present. The ostensible painting of the Cyber Security legislation was to prevent threats on the infrastructure information systems, but under the guidance of Cass Sunstein the purpose is far from clear. Sunstein is quoted “we will use the courts to implement the policy to shut down any dissent that is contrary to the “truth”. Sunstein also stated, “people’s beliefs are a product of social networks working as echo chambers in which false rumors spread like wildfire”, “we hardly need to imagine a world, however, in which people and institutions are being harmed by the rapid spread of damaging falsehoods via the Internet,” and lastly “whether you’re a blogger, The New York Times or a Web hosting service – you should be held responsible even for what your commenter’s say”.
The fact that Obama is considering these options shows that the first amendment is working as it should, where the mainstream now in reality now the fringe media would not cover the ACORN, tea-party, Czars, town halls, or basically any other story critical of this administration, the bloggers and Fox news stepped in and got the message out.
Maybe Mr. President all the accusations of socialism and fascism would go away if you did not continue to infringe on the rights of the people by using slick lawyer tricks and deceptive leglislation, this is just another brick in the wall of your agenda that appears hellbent on collecting power under one roof and ignoring the constitution, for that, this bill is the MOONBAT trick of the day, and rightfully so!
Take a look at the current fairness in media!
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