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Letís nationalize Fox News: Imagining a very different media
Salon ^ | 1/18/14 | Fred Jerome

Posted on 01/19/2014 8:14:17 AM PST by Libloather

Excerpted from "Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA"

Imagine a world without the New York Times, Fox News, CNN, the Wall Street Journal, and countless other tools used by the 1 percent to rule and fool.

In a socialist society run by and for the working people it represents, the mega-monopolies like Walmart, Halliburton, Exxon-Mobil, and the corporations that run the tightly controlled “mainstream media” will be a thing of the past.

It’s not news that the major US media are run by and for big business, or that the major media companies are themselves big businesses. Twenty years ago, thirty corporations controlled 90 percent of US media. Today, it is a grand total of six mega-corporations—Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, Disney, Viacom, Time Warner, CBS, and Comcast. Besides accumulating their own profits, the media are daily trumpets for the rest of the corporate world’s advertising.

(Excerpt) Read more at salon.com ...


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1 posted on 01/19/2014 8:14:17 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

This is already on his Transform America plan, right after nationalizing health care.


2 posted on 01/19/2014 8:17:56 AM PST by Rennes Templar (Hillary Clinton, you were no Dennis Rodman.)
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To: Libloather

very little thought or effort in their ideas


3 posted on 01/19/2014 8:19:52 AM PST by KSCITYBOY
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4 posted on 01/19/2014 8:20:20 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Libloather

There’s no point in nationalizing businesses that are willing to do what the gummint wants done for free. FNC is only a little better than the rest.


5 posted on 01/19/2014 8:21:07 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Libloather

I have a better idea. Let’s move all socialists to countries like Venezuela where they can live in the type of ‘utopia’ they want to force on the rest of us.


6 posted on 01/19/2014 8:21:25 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Libloather
Dupe thread. Earlier one can be found here
7 posted on 01/19/2014 8:22:21 AM PST by tanknetter
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FOX be used like in The Truman Show, with Ø in the role of Truman Burbank. Except, of course, he knows he’s on live TV all the time, and loves it. It would be beamed across the globe, with appropriate ad placements to pay for it [operators are standing by...]. The Foremost Mission of NASA would be changed once again, from muslim outreach, to sole coverage of FOXHaven, as the network gets a fresh name.

The Mooch playing the role of Meryl, naturally. Reggie Love as Sylvi... I mean Lauren.

How is it going to End?


8 posted on 01/19/2014 8:23:17 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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The author and commenters muze on what the media would look like if there were no money involved. Several observations.

The NYT is presumably operating on that basis. Money can’t be an issue to them, since it hasn’t made a profit in years. Ditto CNN, MSNBC if viewer numbers mean anything.

Nothing is stopping him or his commenters from going out there, for free and for gratis, and setting the world straight. Likewise on healthcare. Take the money out of it. Go for it, dude. Just do it for free. Nobody is stopping you and your ilk.


9 posted on 01/19/2014 8:23:25 AM PST by RedElement
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I can’t believe someone this stupid was given any platform to write this nonsense.


10 posted on 01/19/2014 8:23:44 AM PST by PGR88
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Thesis (Part “A”)... That the Media is corporate-driven. OK, I buy that bit from Salon Magazine. But their thesis should include the fact the THE VAST MAJORITY of corporations share Salon’s liberal world view. Instead they focus on Ruppert Murdoch & Fox News... who are the exception to the rule.


11 posted on 01/19/2014 8:26:42 AM PST by Tallguy
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it’s not news that the major US media are run by and for big business.

Your point? I suggest you move to a third world country and try to be happy there.


12 posted on 01/19/2014 8:28:15 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Libloather

Surprise. Surprise. The only news outlet that needs to be nationalized is Fox - all of the others are already on their side.


13 posted on 01/19/2014 8:31:12 AM PST by Bob
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In a socialist society run by and for the working people it represents...

Please tell me where that has happened. I am not aware of any truly Socialist country where the people actually rule, only some oligarchy pretending to be "working people".

Liberals truly believe in pie-in-the-sky, it's what keeps their rank-and-file in line.

14 posted on 01/19/2014 8:32:22 AM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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So he doesn’t like the media being controlled by big, evil corporations and would rather it be ran by the government.....who is controlled by the big, evil corporations?


15 posted on 01/19/2014 8:33:14 AM PST by CrappieLuck
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Imagine Pravda.

You know I’d rather imagine leftists learning from history, but I’m not holding my breath.


16 posted on 01/19/2014 8:51:54 AM PST by Monitor ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false-front for the urge to rule it." - H. L. Mencken)
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To: Bob
Surprise. Surprise. The only news outlet that needs to be nationalized is Fox - all of the others are already on their side.

Fox isn't?

17 posted on 01/19/2014 9:01:28 AM PST by null and void (We need to shake this snowglobe up.)
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To: Libloather

I thought that 5 times a day, we could all face in the direction of Washington, DC and bow and pray 5 times daily.


18 posted on 01/19/2014 9:05:03 AM PST by staytrue
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To: null and void

Not quite to the extent that the others are.


19 posted on 01/19/2014 9:16:05 AM PST by Bob
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Get back to be right before the mid-terms.


20 posted on 01/19/2014 9:27:12 AM PST by null and void (We need to shake this snowglobe up.)
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