Obama Appointee Suggests Radical Plan for Newspaper Bailout

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    Influential Los Angeles Times columnist Rosa Brooks has hung up her journalistic hat and joined the Obama administration, but not before penning a public proposal calling for some radical ideas to help bail out the failing news industry.

    Brooks, who has taken up a post as an adviser at the Pentagon, advocated upping "direct government support for public media" and creating licenses to govern news operations.

    "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




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    These people are batshit crazy!
     
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    Independent reporting? If only information was freed from political interference and the grip lock of group think. I am hoping that what's happening to newspaper will one day happen to Fox News, MSNBC, CNN.
     
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    It would no longer be a "free press" if the government took that step. They would just become more of a propoganda machine.
     
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    Just what I expected.
    The media needs to restructure itself and elements of it need to die a natural death.
    See blog on topic about their demise: Indiana Oracle
     
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    There is no end in sight to the spending. Call me unpatriotic..
     
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    You've got to be kidding, right? They opened a Pandora's box with that first bailout. They should all be shot.
     
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    The porn business went to Washington looking for a bailout.
     
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    Every dictatorship needs a state press.
     
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    cool a government run newspaper.....i loved pravda when i lived in the soviet union.....
     
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