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According to "The Media Research Center":

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued a 47-page bureaucratic plan for the "Reinvention of Journalism" that outlines a series of taxes that would stifle free speech and silence conservatives.

 

MRC's Vice President for Business and Culture, Dan Gainor, who helped break this shocking story, says the report contains the word "tax" 95 times and is part of "an extensive attempt by the Obama Administration to seize control of the press."

 

And the conservative media are directly in the crosshairs of the Obama team. The FTC paper includes...

 

* A "Drudge Tax" on news aggregators like The Drudge Report who stand on the front lines of the struggle to expose the Leftist agenda.

 

* A "journalism division" of AmeriCorps -- forcing taxpayers to pay the Obama Administration to train up the next generation of liberal journalists!

 

* A direct Journalism Bailout fund to "help pay the salary of every journalist" -- YOU AND I will be forced to fund the liberal media!

 

* A 5% tax on consumer electronics (like the iPad)

 

* Possible taxes on cell phones, television and radio that would all be part of a massive $35 billion "Citizenship Media Fund"

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View PostAccording to "The Media Research Center":

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued a 47-page bureaucratic plan for the "Reinvention of Journalism" that outlines a series of taxes that would stifle free speech and silence conservatives.

 

MRC's Vice President for Business and Culture, Dan Gainor, who helped break this shocking story, says the report contains the word "tax" 95 times and is part of "an extensive attempt by the Obama Administration to seize control of the press."

 

And the conservative media are directly in the crosshairs of the Obama team. The FTC paper includes...

 

* A "Drudge Tax" on news aggregators like The Drudge Report who stand on the front lines of the struggle to expose the Leftist agenda.

 

* A "journalism division" of AmeriCorps -- forcing taxpayers to pay the Obama Administration to train up the next generation of liberal journalists!

 

* A direct Journalism Bailout fund to "help pay the salary of every journalist" -- YOU AND I will be forced to fund the liberal media!

 

* A 5% tax on consumer electronics (like the iPad)

 

* Possible taxes on cell phones, television and radio that would all be part of a massive $35 billion "Citizenship Media Fund"

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They've been watching the BBC, TV licenses in England are $250, fines for not having one are $1500. They can show up with a search warrant.

Contrary to what some Americans think, the BBC is not Masterpeice Theatre, its mostly crap.

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View PostIts amazing what some people would have you believe.

 

It's amazing that some people can't see the writing on the wall, when it is in 2 foot high flaming red letters (and accompanied by a hammer and a sickel).

 

http://www.ftc.gov/opp/workshops/new...discussion.pdf

 

"Federal and regional broadcast operations and local stations should be funded at levels commensurate with or above those spending levels at which commercial operations are funded ... This funding should come from license fees charged to commercial broadcasters."

- Mark Lloyd.

 

 

"For instance, one may regard a set of proposed regulations as foolish and likely to hobble the industry regulated, but perhaps desirable ifone believes that we would be better off without that industry. I argue that television broadcasting is such an industry, and thus that we should support new regulations that will make broadcasting unprofitable, to hasten its demise. But it cannot be just any costly regulation: if a regulation would tend to entrench broadcasting's place on the airwaves, then the regulation will not help to free up the spectrum and should be avoided. Ideal regulations for this purpose are probably those that are pure deadweight loss - regulations that cost broadcasters significant amounts of money but have no impact on their behavior. . . . if that is the only way to hasten the shriveling of television broadcasting's spectrum usage, then it is probably a path worth taking."

 

- Stuart Benjamin

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