CHAVEZ, i mean obama wants govt control of media

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    That's one hell of a dishonest thread title you got there, sarah.
     
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    Chavez is actively shutting down media outlets. That is waaaaaaaaaay different than trying to keep them open.

    I think subsidizing newspapers is a bad idea and I hope that it doesn't happen. However, to analogize Obama with Chavez is pretty stupid.
     
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    i disagree. if the media gets its paycheck from the govt will the media bites the hand that feeds it?
     
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    What is with these people? Don't they realize the media should be separate from the government? Obviously not.

    And this is appalling. He has no right to control the media, even if it is with the best of intentions:

     
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    i imagine alot of newspaper editorial boards would be rather friendly to obama if they were getting paid by obama.
     
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    Also, this bill wouldn't provide subsidies for newspapers. It would allow them to convert to non-profit status.
     
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    Only the rightists under Directive 63 of the Secret Committee of the Fatherland (yes, that Fatherland that required Glenn Beck to murder that young girl) have a plan to take over the media.
     
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    No it isn't. Obama doesn't give money without getting a seat on the board of directors.

    But unless he does succeed in taking control of the internet, the papers are obsolete anyway.

    If he does remove the internet from us as a reliable source of information, then I could see why he'd want them.
     
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    they aren't getting something in return now?
     

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