Posted by: arnegrim | December 3, 2010

No more free press?

“It’s a pretty serious situation that we’re in. I think American media has a bad case of substance abuse right now. We are not producing the body of news and information that democracy needs to conduct its civic dialogue, we’re not producing as much news as we did five years, 10 years, 15 years ago and we have to reverse that trend or I think we are going to be pretty close to denying our citizens the essential news and information that they need to have in order to make intelligent decisions about the future direction of their country.””

http://patdollard.com/2010/12/obamas-fcc-commissioner-suggests-its-time-to-end-free-press-in-america/

What a scary statement… ‘we have to reverse that trend’… who is ‘we’?  The government?  It better not be… when the government steps in and tells the media what they can or cannot report on… say hello to Nazi Germany or Stalinist Russia.

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