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    Quote Originally Posted by bogart View Post
    Good point about blogs hurting the newspapers. There's a lot of talk from Obama for a newspaper bailout.

    Thats funny, I suppose today some flawed thinking like that might seem normal. Imagine when CD's came out, what would you say if the government gave bailouts to the companies that make cassettes. Now things change, Somethings goes obsolete and somethings are mismanaged, the ones that are mismanaged give a beneifit and reward to the compeitiing businesses that did do a good job. (When the other one goes out of business). There is lesson to be learned in each mistake. But all things have to die or move aside someday to better things. To bailout things is too interfere with the course of free market capitalism. Its not to last long. If there unprofitable, giving them a loan wont make them more profitable.
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    A committee in The Netherlands advised to its minister of Education, Culture and Science to introduce a fee on top of Internet subscriptions in order to help traditional media like newspapers. I think that would be madness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bogart View Post
    Good point about blogs hurting the newspapers. There's a lot of talk from Obama for a newspaper bailout.
    Of course. He heard that taxpayers have money that he has not yet spent. I suspect any newspaper bailouts will only go to the liberal papers. Every paper that I have heard about that is in financial trouble leans distinctly to the left.

    I do not see any merit in bailing out any newspaper that people no longer want to read, which is every paper that is in financial trouble.

    There is also the issue of the influence that newspapers can exert on the public. If the newspapers are allowed to fail, the White House loses a powerful propaganda tool. There isn't any way that they can control bloggers, so bloggers are being marginalized.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TopDogger View Post
    Of course. He heard that taxpayers have money that he has not yet spent. I suspect any newspaper bailouts will only go to the liberal papers. Every paper that I have heard about that is in financial trouble leans distinctly to the left.
    They are failing because they failed to do their job. Instead of providing accurate news and quality analysis, they published only drivel and leftist propaganda. They deserve their ignominious fate.

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    I do not see any merit in bailing out any newspaper that people no longer want to read, which is every paper that is in financial trouble.
    The merit is that it buys Obama propaganda (i.e. future votes) with taxpayer dollars.

    It's a win-win. The leftist propaganda rags get money and the leftist politicians get propaganda. The taxpayers get the bill -- and the shaft.

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    There is also the issue of the influence that newspapers can exert on the public. If the newspapers are allowed to fail, the White House loses a powerful propaganda tool. There isn't any way that they can control bloggers, so bloggers are being marginalized.
    And not just marginalized -- the recent actions of the FCC are clearly an attempt to make blogging less economically viable.
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    You have to think that this is the case that the FCC is trying to make blogging less viable. Especially when you see the focus of the Obama administration on Fox News.

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    Jesus, This is absolutely nuts. Regulation was bound to happen but with all of the people making money, no move is an easy move. There will always be debates and at the end of the day, the power is in the hands to the consumer, just like the marketplace. We decide to search and we decide to buy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Will.Spencer View Post
    They are failing because they failed to do their job. Instead of providing accurate news and quality analysis, they published only drivel and leftist propaganda. They deserve their ignominious fate.

    The merit is that it buys Obama propaganda (i.e. future votes) with taxpayer dollars.

    It's a win-win. The leftist propaganda rags get money and the leftist politicians get propaganda. The taxpayers get the bill -- and the shaft.

    And not just marginalized -- the recent actions of the FCC are clearly an attempt to make blogging less economically viable.
    This is all strong evidence of the Marxist agenda that is clearly emerging. I have never seen an American president who was so apologetic about the things that made America great, and whose administration is riddled with people who have expressed admiration for past Marxist dictators. I just hope the country survives the reign of King Obama.

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    You have to think that this is the case that the FCC is trying to make blogging less viable. Especially when you see the focus of the Obama administration on Fox News.
    Anyone who does not play nice with Obama is becoming a target. Fox is the only news network that is not coddling up the the administration. What happened to the so-called deep-rooted liberal belief in freedom of speech? Oh yeah. They do believe in freedom of speech, but only when it does not conflict with their idealistic views or their radical agendas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TopDogger View Post
    This is all strong evidence of the Marxist agenda that is clearly emerging. I have never seen an American president who was so apologetic about the things that made America great, and whose administration is riddled with people who have expressed admiration for past Marxist dictators. I just hope the country survives the reign of King Obama.



    Anyone who does not play nice with Obama is becoming a target. Fox is the only news network that is not coddling up the the administration. What happened to the so-called deep-rooted liberal belief in freedom of speech? Oh yeah. They do believe in freedom of speech, but only when it does not conflict with their idealistic views or their radical agendas.
    Michelle Obama was never proud to be an American until Barry was nominated President.

    Clearly it's a case where elitists come out of leftist Universities and really believe the crazy things that they are saying. All they have been hearing is the leftist arguments. When someone says something that disrupts their world view they are shocked and even outraged. Try parking your car there with a George Bush bumper sticker and see what happens.

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    It will be interesting to see how he reacts the next time we are attacked by some radical group of idiots. Based upon what I've seen, we are probably in for a lecture about how we must have done something to justify the attack on us. Rather than going after the terrorists, I see another apology coming.

    Did you notice how the election run-off in Afghanistan has turned into another excuse to delay the decision about sending more troops. If the Afghanistan surge works, he might have to admit that the surge in Iraq worked, which is something he previously said was never going to work. I'm glad I am not in the military. It must be very depressing to know that you do not have the support of the Commander in Chief to get the job done.
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    this might not work. people supports net neutrality.

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