The FTC’s Plan to Bailout the Dinosaur Newspaper Industry and Suffocate Blogs

(EconomicPolicyJournal) – The Federal Trade Commission has been nosing around how to save journalism and in its just-posted “staff discussion draft” on “potential policy recommendations to support the reinvention of journalism,” it makes its bias clear: The FTC defines journalism as what newspapers do and aligns itself with protecting the old power structure of media. Read More Here

MSM: Newspaper Circulation Falls Nearly 9%

(NYTimes) – The reality facing many American newspaper publishers continues to look stark, as figures released Monday show deep circulation declines, with average weekday sales down almost 9 percent since the same time last year. Read More Here

George Washington: ‘… the Constitution … is sacredly obligatory upon all’

(NorthStarNational) – Our first president had some excellent advice in his farewell address to the nation, which he delivered via newspaper publication in September 1796.

The entire speech remains worth reading today. Some of his points were specific to a time when the United States was young and fragile–the Constitution was less than a decade old, after all–but much of his wisdom continues to hold value. Continue reading

Canadian Newspaper Calls for Malthusian Global Population Reduction Policy

(KurtNimmo) – Diane Francis, writing for Canada’s Financial Post, begins an editorial by declaring a myth — the world is over-populated. “The ‘inconvenient truth’ overhanging the UN’s Copenhagen conference is not that the climate is warming or cooling, but that humans are overpopulating the world,” she writes. “A planetary law, such as China’s one-child policy, is the only way to reverse the disastrous global birthrate currently, which is one million births every four days.” Continue reading

Exclusive: Most GPs may reject swine flu vaccine

Up to 60% of GPs may choose not to be vaccinated against swine flu, with many concerned about the safety of the vaccine, a GP newspaper survey suggests. Continue reading

Israel deploys cyber team to spread positive spin

The passionate support for Israel expressed on talkback sections of websites, internet chat forums, blogs, Twitters and Facebook may not be all that it seems. Continue reading

Afghanistan: Training Ground for War on Russia

A Swedish newspaper reported on July 24 that approximately 50 troops from the country serving under NATO in the so-called International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) had engaged in a fierce firefight in Northern Afghanistan and had killed three and wounded two attackers. Continue reading

The Hamburg Declaration: Another ‘Big Brother’ to the Internet

It appears that everyone is feeling the effects of the economy even news publishers. With the decrease of advertising dollars, the news industry needs to find ways to survive. The way in which these publishers feel they need to survive is by blaming the Internet for their troubles. Continue reading

Racist Web Posts Traced to Homeland Security

After federal border agents detained several Mexican immigrants in western New York in June, an article about the incident in a local newspaper drew an onslaught of vitriolic postings on its Web site. Some were racist. Others attacked farmers in the region, an apple-growing area east of Rochester, accusing them of harboring illegal workers. Still others made personal attacks about the reporter who wrote the article. Continue reading

Washington Post Cancels Lobbyist Event Amid Uproar

Washington Post Publisher and Chief Executive Officer Katharine Weymouth said today she was cancelling plans for an exclusive “salon” at her home where, for as much as $250,000, the Post offered lobbyists and association executives off-the-record, nonconfrontational access to “those powerful few”: Obama administration officials, members of Congress, and even the paper’s own reporters and editors. Continue reading

MSM: North Korea to move intercontinental missile: report

(Reuters) – North Korea is preparing to move an intercontinental ballistic missile from a factory near Pyongyang to a launch site on the east coast, a South Korean newspaper quoted a source in Washington as saying on Saturday. Continue reading

News Corp will charge for newspaper websites, says Rupert Murdoch

Current days of free internet will soon be over, says media mogul

Rupert ­Murdoch expects to start charging for access to News Corporation‘s newspaper websites within a year as he strives to fix a ­”malfunctioning” business model.

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MSM: Thought police muscle up in Britain

BRITAIN appears to be evolving into the first modern soft totalitarian state. As a sometime teacher of political science and international law, I do not use the term totalitarian loosely. Continue reading

Please Stop H.R. 875 and S 425 in their current form

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From US with love, a ‘reset’ button gone wrong

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s gift to Russia has stirred local media to poke fun at the gaffe in translating the “reset” message. Continue reading

War Reporting and Propaganda in Iraq and Afghanistan

The media takes a beating for not reporting on the positive aspects of war; it is a notion that most people who have spent time in a combat theater find ridiculous. Continue reading

MSM: San Francisco Chronicle may shut down

(Reuters) – San Francisco may lose its main newspaper, the San Francisco Chronicle, as owner Hearst Corp cuts a “significant” number of jobs and decides whether to shut or sell the money-losing daily. Continue reading

Russia can launch ICBMs at minute’s notice – missile forces chief

MOSCOW, February 11 (RIA Novosti) – Intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) in service with the Russian Strategic Missile Forces (SMF) could be launched within a minute if Russia’s security is threatened, the SMF commander has said. Continue reading