This, of course, is entertaining simply because the fact of who "owns" the media is clear . . but is oblivious to the average DUmmy. But the conversation evolves, as it usually does, and one brave soul makes a profound comment . . which of course stumps most Dummies and renders them unable to argue against it.
Which of course leads to the only solution . . in the name of "fairness" report the news in one approved manner.Hawkeye-X Donating Member (1000+ posts)
We need to take back the media
But how? We need to take back the control of the message of the media.
But what is this???japple Donating Member (1000+ posts)
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2. How? Reinstate The Fairness Doctrine. But that's probably
impossible these days.
How dare you! Stop this minute!golfguru Donating Member (1000+ posts)
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16. You mean we want Soviet style Pravda Land?
Heck no! Freedom of press is the single most important item in
preserving democracy and avoid a dictator taking over.
golfguru Donating Member (1000+ posts)
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17. I grew up in a socialist country
and I ain't going back to it.BLASPHEMY!!!golfguru Donating Member (1000+ posts)
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28. Capitalism is full of flaws
But strictly measured as overall prosperity creator, nothing else comes close.
Socialism/communism whatever you call it has not created prosperity
in a single country. Examples abound...
West Germany, capitalist, prosperous. East Germany not even close.
South Korea, capitalist, prosperous. North Korea, a basket case.
Above examples are so striking because the people are the same yet results so different.
My own country of birth followed the Soviet model, with 5 year government plans for progress,
and every major industry run by the government (railroads, Airlines, banks, insurance, machine tools, electricity generation, steel, telephones, and so on).
Result? No prosperity. The service was abominable, corruption was rampant.
Then something happened. India discovered capitalism. Watch this short YOUTUBE video
on how India is transforming with nascent capitalism. Corruption still exists and poverty
still exists, but it is impossible to eradicate that in a country of 1 Billion people in
a short time. But things are now moving in the right direction.