Author Topic: Ecuador Wants Government Controlled Press; US Not Far Behind  (Read 123 times)

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Re: Ecuador Wants Government Controlled Press; US Not Far Behind
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2014, 02:00:42 PM »
That takeover in the US was foreshadowed right after Obuttocks was first elected, when a number of leftist/liberal groups started calling for mainstream media outlets to be given tax-exempt status.  The key, of course, is in controlling the definition of a media outlet that qualifies for tax-exempt status.

Essentially, letting government "guarantee" the press is tantamount to letting the Devil pay the piper:  one should not be surprised when the Devil - or the government - then starts calling the tune.


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