Saturday, April 18, 2009

Newspaper bailout coming to a town near you

Not content to take over private businesses such as GM, now a discussion is on about bailing out PRIVATE newspapers. No surprise to me, of course, since during the election campaign we were given numerous - daily - examples of the msm as propaganda arms of the Obama campaign. "Reporters" drooling, giggling, screaming support (yes, all documented), now msm groups are sinking fast into an abyss of irrelevancy. However, as a reward for their support of BO, it seems that one of the msm who has officially now become employed by the BO administration, is now suggesting that the newspapers be bailed out with YOUR tax dollars. Read on:

April 17, 2009

Newspaper Bailout?

Fox News writes an article "Obama Appointee Suggests Radical Plan for Newspaper Bailout
Rosa Brooks, who has moved from the L.A. Times to the Pentagon, called for more "direct government support for public media" and government licensing of the news, which critics say would destroy the independent media."
Oh joy, that's just what we need, another bailout for Obama's media.

"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," she wrote in her parting column on April 9.

Brooks said this would help rescue the industry from a "death spiral" and left the government unaccountable to the journalists who must keep it honest. "[I] can't imagine anything more dangerous than a society in which the news industry has more or less collapsed," she wrote.

But critics say her proposal would spell an end to the independent media and make journalists reliant lapdogs....

That's from Right Truth, and you can read the rest here. A MUST READ. Read and re-read those last two paras again. And this would be "change" how????? Just askin'.


Right Truth said...

Thanks for spreading the word.

Debbie Hamilton
Right Truth

Findalis said...

BO needs to control the press. If you look at all dictatorships, they all take control over the press as soon as they can.