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“How Do You Know They´ll Print It?”
Power Line, by Tom Lipscomb

Original Article

Posted By:PageTurner, 3/21/2013 1:24:06 PM

In one of the most egregious violations of American pretensions to an independent press, John Kerry conspired with the Boston Globe, Associated Press, and the Los Angeles Times organizations to set the ground rules for the long awaited release of his papers after his defeat in 2004. No one has revealed what the agreement was, but there had been eager anticipation by the public and news media punctuated by lies and promises by Kerry to release them for years before. When they were finally “released,” the receiving news organizations, none of which had shown any ability

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A superb piece about the problem of media bias, from a USC scholar.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: GraniteBayTom, 3/21/2013 1:33:46 PM     (No. 9237026)

Press bias has gotten so bad that our only hope is that they will go out of business. It´s started, one lib paper after another. Faster, please!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 3/21/2013 2:05:50 PM     (No. 9237079)

Powerful article.

(Carefully dawning a lovely tinfoil hat and adjusting it to a rakish angle)......

The question fairly jumps out from between the lines here.....How DOES a faltering traditional media with plummeting ad revenue and poor readership stay afloat ??
If the party in power were to be able to launder sufficient government funds and become the cash cow for cooperative publishers.....would that considerable moral hazard, if indulged, not constitute a "High Crime and Misdemeanor" ???

Summary: The ´Stimulus & Bailout´ money is being used to purchase the loyalty of the media who otherwise could not compete in the marketplace of ideas or revenue.

Can I prove this ?

No. But.....

Ockham´s razor suggests it´s probability.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 3/21/2013 2:13:16 PM     (No. 9237088)

Tom´s a fool if he thinks any info would have stopped JFK from becoming Sec State. Who would have stopped him? I´m sure most everything Kerry has ever written or said in public was a lie so any info released now is old news. Of cource the lying media will not release any of his info as long as JFK follows the orders of those controlling Obama and the Democrats and RINOS.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: otronome, 3/21/2013 3:27:03 PM     (No. 9237209)

The answer to how a slavish press survives is simple...the politicians run ads, the friends of politicians run ads, the government runs ads, the government grants their friends special privileges, the politicians´ friends subsidize losing operations, companies that do business with the ever-growing government are encouraged to run ads. The crony press

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