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Newspaper Re-Vitalization Act


Mainstream Media Bailout Bill Introduced.

The “Newspaper Revitalization Act” was introduced this week by Senator Benjamin Cardin, a Democrat from Maryland

The newspaper industry, owned and controlled by a hand full of giant media companies, has been reduced to an un-hired PR firm of the US government. A quick glance at the sourcing of major newspaper articles of makes this clear (Watch the Robert Fisk video below). They are dying because they deserve to die. ...

http://www.chartingstocks.net/2009/03/mainstream-media-bailout-bill-intr...

Cardin's Newspaper Revitalization Act would allow newspapers to operate as nonprofits ...

http://www.reuters.com/article/politicsNews/idUSTRE52N67F20090324

Benjamin Cardin biography: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Cardin

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Media Propaganda Model’ by Herman and Chomsky . (Snips)

Our Mainstream Media deserve to die .... !!!!!

... Media, according to this framework, do not have to be controlled nor does their behavior have to be patterned, as it is assumed that they are integral actors in class warfare, fully integrated into the institutional framework of society, and act in unison with other ideological sectors, i.e. the academy, to establish, enforce, reinforce and ‘police’ corporate hegemony. ...

... Mass media are instruments of power that ‘mobilize support for the special interests that dominate the state and private activity’ ...

... media personnel act in ways that effectively serve the interests of dominant elites ...

The crucial structural factors derive from the fact that the dominant media are firmly imbedded in the market system. ...

media content serves ‘political interests’, serves to ‘mobilize’ (or not) sympathetic emotion for
victims and outrage against victimizers, to divert public attention away from select news items and direct attention towards others....

The ideology process consists of the numerous methods through which members of the power elite attempt to shape the beliefs, attitudes and opinions of the underlying population. . . . Free and open discussion are claimed to be the hallmarks of the process, but past experience shows that its leaders will utilize deceit and violence in order to combat individuals and organizations which espouse attitudes and opinions that threaten the power and privileges of the ruling class. . . .

http://www.chomsky.info/onchomsky/2002----02.pdf

Free and open discussion are claimed to be the hallmarks of the process, but past experience shows that its leaders will utilize deceit and violence in order to combat individuals and organizations which espouse attitudes and opinions

Aft111 makes a very good point in sharing this with us.

EW

"EVERY gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed."--President Dwight D. Eisenhower, April 16, 1953

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