The next takeover target for Obama: the news media
Recent noises emanating from the Federal Trade Commission (See: FTC Suggests 5% Consumer Electronics Tax to Save Newspapers, and FTC floats Drudge tax) indicate that the federal government wants to take more control of the news and information industry. The old ad-driven print media and the ossified TV News model having both failed to adapt to the electronic data age are floundering. The malaise has settled in to the point that some of the post-election Obama shine is wearing thin. Now is the time for Congress and the administration to announce that there is a crisis in the world of journalism. Only 'sweeping federal legislation' that would 're-make journalism' can save the precious institution, our 'free press'.
The Main Stream Media, Socialist-educated and early smitten with the 'historic' black president, will gladly fall for a federal bailout/takeover scheme. It will put money in their pockets quickly, absolve them of any duty to report critically or even competently, and punish the successful segments of the news media, the ones that adapted to the new ways by offering a product the people wanted: honest, critical reporting, instead of Socialist ideology.
Once the news media are in the federal bag, all manner of Socialist engineering of our everyday lives become possible. We will be molded into the "New Man" that all Utopian schemes require. At least, that is how it works out in the Socialist playbook. History, of course, suggests that it never turns out that way. Rational economic analysis also indicates that Socialist systems are doomed to failure. Even a sociological/anthropological view would have human nature remaining a constant in the face of government machinations to change it.
America careens into the Marxist nightmare in the face of science, history and common sense.
Think it can't happen here? How much of what this Congress and the Obama administration have already done to our great nation did you expect on election night?
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