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blueboy
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Then they came for the press

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After months of hearings, a long-awaited report on the behavior of British newspapers embroiled in the phone hacking scandal recommended on Thursday a new system of press regulation that would be backed by parliamentary statute, setting up what threatened to develop into an acrimonious political debate about curbs on Britain’s 300-year-old tradition of broad press freedom.
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Weighing in at 1,987 pages in four hefty volumes,
Sounds familiar, doesn't it?
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Advocates for press freedom in Britain and abroad expressed alarm at the Leveson proposals. “A media regulatory body anchored by statute cannot be described as voluntary,” said Joel Simon, the executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists. “Moreover, adopting statutory regulation would undermine press freedom in the U.K. and give legitimacy to governments around the world that routinely silence journalists through such controls.”


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LSUgusto
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re: Then they came for the press
As long as this involves Murdoch and/or Fox News, our leftist media will endorse this with a big "frick YEAH".


blueboy
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My assumption exactly, and I bet it happens.

This makes the "fairness doctrine" look trivial.


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Navytiger74
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You obviously aren't familiar with European standards of free speech and press.

This has nothing to do with us.


blueboy
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You obviously don't know shite.


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BugAC
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This has nothing to do with us.


I love the simplistic thinking some of you have on here. Remember the "fairness doctrine"? It was being pushed by democrats. Many of you just laughed it away, and chalked it up to that crazy ole government toying with an idea that will never happen. Just like when you chalked up the idea of Government buying out businesses to make money, or government mandating the populus to buy a product from the government. Yeah, none of this could ever possibly happen.


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