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Buzz off, Waxman —
Congress can’t tell a
newspaper how to do business

Reuters, by Jack Shafer

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Posted By:garnet, 1/9/2014 8:28:12 AM

Oh to be a fly on the wall Jan. 15, when Tribune Co. executives meet with the staff of Rep. Henry A. Waxman, D-Calif., in a command performance to explain the media conglomerate’s plans to spin off its newspapers — which include the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, and the Baltimore Sun — into a separate company named Tribune Publishing. Waxman called for the meeting in mid-December after Tribune filed its blueprint with the Securities and Exchange Commission, arguing in a letter that the restructuring may not “be in the best interests” of his constituents,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 1/9/2014 8:48:22 AM     (No. 9685620)

Reuters gets it right, if only this one time. Congress/congressmen can´t tell the media how to do business. In fact, the exact opposite is true.

The media tells congressmen what to do and, in many cases, how to do it. The media runs this country based on their socialist/communist belief system. Remember, no democrat can ever be elected or re-elected if the media doesn´t want them to be.

That is why and how the media runs the show. That is how Zero got elected and re-elected. It´s what the media decided and it will be the case in all future presidential elections.

The only way to reverse it is for Republicans to run against the media which is their true opponent, not the strawmen democrats the media offers up as candidates.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bridgepard, 1/9/2014 9:31:27 AM     (No. 9685673)

Waxman, who was the chair of the Energy and Commerce committee, displays his understanding of how commerce works in saying:

"At a minimum, you appear to be putting the profits of the Tribune Co. ahead of the interests of the public in viable local newspapers.”

Isn´t that what private companies are supposed to do? Without profit there is no company.

In Obama´s "you didn´t build that" America, companies should primarily serve the public interest, whatever that is.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bugboy, 1/9/2014 9:32:52 AM     (No. 9685674)

Daily, I read stories about people like Waxman, Obama and many more who, I have come to the conclusion, have never read the Constitution.

They have either not read the Constitution or don´t care what it says so long as they get what they want.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: tatterdemalion, 1/9/2014 9:45:57 AM     (No. 9685684)

I hope that Waxman sics the IRS on them. News agencies have been sucking up to the Dems for decades. Now they act surprized when the command further obedience?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 1/9/2014 10:13:23 AM     (No. 9685713)

People often come to look like their dogs.

Sometimes they evolve to look like their friends or spouses.

Sometimes they come to look like their ideas.

Waxman is the "FACE" of progressivism.

....and it ain´t pretty.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mc squared, 1/9/2014 10:34:10 AM     (No. 9685727)

If the media was hoping to be eaten last, looks like the end is near.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: glcinpdx, 1/9/2014 10:37:20 AM     (No. 9685732)

Looks like Nostrildoomus is tilting at the wrong windmill. Nothing the presswhores like more than destroying a political hack who no longer serves there needs or realize who the ´real´ local boss is....

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Keekng, 1/9/2014 11:18:11 AM     (No. 9685805)

#7 just made a post of the day....."Nostrildoomus", Gotta love it.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 1/9/2014 11:42:59 AM     (No. 9685849)

Come on people, do you think this is the pre-2008 USA? There is no Constitution any more. Mark my words Waxman will get his way on this one way or another.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: geoguy, 1/9/2014 12:18:46 PM     (No. 9685902)

Poster #7, your correct. Every time I see Waxman reminds me of this:

http://cultclassictheater.blogspot.com/2011/08/phantom-of-opera-1925.html



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Reply 11 - Posted by: harper, 1/9/2014 1:58:48 PM     (No. 9686046)

...Nostrildoofus

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