President Barack Hussein Obama stated he was open to the idea of bailing out the newspapers with government funds. This is not a good idea.
Obama said he is a "big newspaper junkie", and that good journalism is "critical to the health of our democracy," but he also expressed concern about blogging:
"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."
Los Angeles Times columnist Rosa Brooks in her parting column on April 9,2009 wrote,"Years of foolish policies have left us with a choice: We can bail out journalism, using tax dollars and granting licenses in ways that encourage robust and independent reporting and commentary, or we can watch, wringing our hands, as more and more top journalists are laid off. I can't imagine anything more dangerous than a society in which the news industry has more or less collapsed."
When the news media is controled by the government, all you will get is “propaganda.” Wouldn’t that be more dangerous?
Obama is concerned about bloggers not fact-checking their stories implying the so-called mainstream media does. Let’s see, Rick Sanchez of CNN and David Shuster of MSNBC, put out an erroneous story about Rush Limbaugh without verifying the facts. After the damage was done Sanchez apologized for putting out a story that was not verified.
Thanks Rick, for somewhat admitting that you LIE & after the damage is done you apologize for it. CNN is not BIASED in ANYWAY This so-called news organization fact checks a skit from SNL a comedy show because it was about Obama.
Shuster, on the other hand did not apologize, but stated the erroneous story was not verified, implying that he believed the LIES to be true. This coming from a man that made disparaging remarks about the protestors calling the “tea-baggers,” using sexual innuendo. He also had to apologize for remarks he made about Chelsea Clinton. This PUTZ works for MSNBC, the company run by Jeffrey Immelt, and it is not BIASED, NO!!!
A man claiming to be a representative of the Chamber of Commerce, called for a press conference on Climate Change, only he was not with the COC, he was a fraud. The real representative of the COC showed up and disrupted the event and exposed the deception. However, if the real representative would not have shown up the so-called mainstream media were so gullible they would have ran with the story.
The first amendment states; Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of the speech, or of the press; or the right of the people to peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
The Obama Administration has shut out Fox News claiming they are not a real news organization. Although, Fox News did break the ACORN story and exposed the radical Czars in the Whitehouse.
Obama said he was going to be transparent, unfortunately he does not know the meaning of the word. He does not want to address any tough questions because he wants to put through his Marxists policies. Obama believes in clearing the path of opposition and has and makes enemy’s lists like Fox news, COC, insurance, oil & car companies, doctors etc; after all it's the Chicago Way.
What the Obama Administration and the Democrat/Socialist Party are doing is not in the best interest of this country and the regulation and legislation they are proposing are attacks on our freedoms. If the Government controls the newspapers they will control the content. How objective would the papers be if the government was cutting the checks? The news media is supposed to be objective and be the watchdogs over government.The attacks on the First Amendment are as follows:
Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., proposed legislation in March that would allow newspapers to operate as tax-exempt nonprofits as long as they don't endorse political candidates.
The FCC wants to pass Net Neutrality that will eventually give the government power over content of the internet.
The Cyber Security Act of 2009, gives the government the power to shut down the internet and cell phones in case of an emergency.
FCC Diversity Czar Mark Lloyd will regulate content on the radio. He apparently will decide what is acceptable over the airwaves, and fine the stations 100% of the operating budget if he deems the content not “diverse” enough. Sounds like the “Fairness Doctrine” repackaged to me and it’s meant to stifle conservative speech.
“Diversity” czar, Mark Lloyd stated his view on the First Amendment is, “It should be clear by now that my focus here is not freedom of speech or the press…This freedom is all too often an exaggeration…At the very least, blind references to freedom of speech or the press serve as a distraction from the critical examination of other communications policies.” These Democrats/Socialists believe in free speech as long as you’re saying what they believe and want to hear. People need to stand up, contact their representatives and oppose these attacks on our freedoms.