Imagine if the government determined what was “legitimate” news and what was not, by force of law.

Against Crony Capitalism
by Nick Sorrentino

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Sound far fetched? It was only this week that Vice President called on the “legitimate” media to push the President’s gun control agenda.

He said-

“To be very blunt with you, we’re counting on all of you, the legitimate news media to cover these discussions because the truth is that times have changed,”

The way “times have changed” is that now there isn’t just a handful of gatekeepers which the government can count on to get a story to the American people. (Or keep it from them.) Though 90% of media is controlled by 6 corporations, there is a pesky and growing independent media. This worries the powers that be. In Australia the government may do something about it.

Last year in the Land Down Under, a liberal democratic, western republic, a government issued report suggested that Canberra consider a news media star chamber of 21 people who will determine what is “legitimate news” and what is not.

A government appointed “news media gestapo” is what the video below calls the group.

This is the sort of thing being seriously considered in Australia folks. In a western, liberal republic.

We’d better hope this doesn’t happen down there, because Lord knows certain elements would love to see such a chamber here. Did I mention that the Huffington Post just officially “joined forces” with Goldman Sachs.

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