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Michael Savage Calls for Government Takeover of the Media Following Shooting at GOP

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posted on Jun, 15 2017 @ 10:13 AM
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originally posted by: stosh64
Awesome


I have a 'special place' I have always wanted 'illuminated'.

What better way then a lampshade.


I always pictured it brightening someones day


I'll get you one with a serial number tat, it adds some charm to the shade.




posted on Jun, 15 2017 @ 10:13 AM
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originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

I just feel like sht's gettin real.


Well everyone's opinions matter so much it's worth killing for you know?

All these people have gone psycho. Just read their posts. They care more about their political position and dominating the other party than they do peace security and tranquility.



posted on Jun, 15 2017 @ 10:16 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Kali74

But your whole thread is about an extreme reaction to a violent leftist trying to kill people.

Face it, there is going to be "push-back" for what happened yesterday.

Is it right?

No.

Is it a human reaction to perceived growing violence from the left?

Hell yes.



Well at least you can admit you're not right. There's always a few notable, scary, horrific incidents when our country changes the executive from the opposite side. This isn't the first time there's been left wing terrorism and there's also been plenty of right wing terrorism in the past. There will be again. What is different this time is how much we 'normies' are hating each other, so eagerly boxing each other. How desperately we are seeking authoritarian measures to shut each other up. It has to stop.



posted on Jun, 15 2017 @ 10:18 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: underwerks

originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: underwerks

Oh.

So yesterday was just payback.




That isn't what I'm saying at all.

But you knew that.



No.

No I don't.

I've seen too many justify what happened yesterday.


Yall need to man up, realize people are idiots, then just let it go and get over it.

Yall as in the Dems need to accept Trump won, and the Reps need to stop wanting to crush them for being huge crybabies.

I can't believe everyone gives such a huge # about this crap. It's retardation!



posted on Jun, 15 2017 @ 10:18 AM
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a reply to: Kali74

I haven't called for anyone to shut up.

So don't even think of putting that # on me.

I'm just sick and tired of being blamed for leftists shooting people and other leftists justifying it.



posted on Jun, 15 2017 @ 10:20 AM
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As what I consider to be a hard core conservative myself, not even I would ever advocate a government takeover of the media. For one thing, at the very least, people need to realize that while the current president may be conservative this doesn't mean the entire government from top to bottom is conservative. Government control of the media would only make matters worse, not better. And frankly, this might lead to an even worse left bias in the media, exactly the opposite of what is needed.

Unwinding the media is a complex undertaking. People need to remember that the media is a product of those who watch it. This is known as "demographics". It is advertising revenue which drives the networks, and this advertising is specifically designed to target the people watching / reading. In order to change this one would have to change the demographic of those who watch / read it...no easy task. I think it's pretty safe to say the vast majority of the people who watch network television (for example) are well left of center when it comes to politics. You can't expect this to change overnight, or even in the mid-term future. Consequently, these networks are just showing and saying what the people watching "want" to hear and see, not the unbiased 'truth' and true 'news'.

In the same breath it is unrealistic to similarly conclude, that because the majority of the viewing audience is left leaning that the majority of the entire population is also left leaning. And this is just exactly what the media would like to have people believe, that they represent the majority when, in fact, they do not. Not even close. I guess you could characterize this last statement as an argument "for" government control of media. However, it is not.

As we have seen since the inauguration of the current president, selected elements of the media have already begun to moderate their tone, and this is how change to the media is brought about. When the message coming from the media differs widely from the reality of what is happening in the world, people change the "channel". When they change the channel advertisers also change what they advertise and where. When advertising revenue drops the message changes, and continues to change until that advertising revenue returns. Else they (the networks) don't get a 'paycheck'. We are seeing exactly this with the recent events. The message is changing.

No, to control the media you need to educate the people, not regulate the media. People have to get up off their lazy asses and go outside to see if it really is raining outside rather than just sit on their collective butts and live vicariously by the weather (person) on TV. When real-world events force them to do this, things change.

My .02



posted on Jun, 15 2017 @ 10:20 AM
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a reply to: muzzleflash

I'm not going to gloss over it.

This will happen again.

Should we ignore that also?

How many people have to die by any political extremist before we consider it an issue that can be addressed and not ignored or marginalized?



posted on Jun, 15 2017 @ 10:21 AM
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Hell, several members on ATS have been calling for that to happen for months now. Surprised he's this late to the party



posted on Jun, 15 2017 @ 10:21 AM
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a reply to: LesMisanthrope

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Posing it in the form of a question doesn't disguise it.



posted on Jun, 15 2017 @ 10:21 AM
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Freedom or security?

Pick one.



posted on Jun, 15 2017 @ 10:22 AM
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originally posted by: yeahright

Freedom or security?

Pick one.


There is very little security that comes from more government anything so I will pick freedom every time.



posted on Jun, 15 2017 @ 10:23 AM
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originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: LesMisanthrope

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Posing it in the form of a question doesn't disguise it.


You're saying that asking if Rachel Maddox should be removed is the same as demanding she be removed? You sure you want to stand by that sophistry?



posted on Jun, 15 2017 @ 10:23 AM
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a reply to: Kali74

Nice, lets have him influence conservatives to follow a path to full authoritarianism. Anyone who agrees with this thinking shouldn't even be living in America.



posted on Jun, 15 2017 @ 10:24 AM
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originally posted by: yeahright
Freedom or security?

Pick one.


Freedom, every time.



posted on Jun, 15 2017 @ 10:25 AM
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When Giffords was shot in the head the left wanted to talk about gun control.

Scalise is shot and the right wants to talk about media control.

I am tired of the control freaks.



posted on Jun, 15 2017 @ 10:26 AM
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I truely believe that US could benefit from taking a look at (Socialistic
) Sweden's Sveriges Television (SVT Read More Here).
Is it perfect?
No. And I don't think there is such a thing as a "perfect" media, as long as people and their views are involved.
But no matter if you're left, right or whatever, if you do good they say so and if you do bad... ah well, let's say you're in a world of butt hurt....
Also - There are no EFFING commercial breaks every 5 minutes!



posted on Jun, 15 2017 @ 10:26 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: yeahright

Freedom or security?

Pick one.


There is very little security that comes from more government anything so I will pick freedom every time.


Yea okay. We all know you're actually picking Option 3: Masonic dominion over all.



posted on Jun, 15 2017 @ 10:26 AM
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a reply to: LesMisanthrope

You need a new word and yes I stand by my assertion.



posted on Jun, 15 2017 @ 10:26 AM
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a reply to: Kali74

But it's such a fancy word...



posted on Jun, 15 2017 @ 10:27 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: yeahright

Freedom or security?

Pick one.


There is very little security that comes from more government anything so I will pick freedom every time.


BINGO!!

Wow, we agree on this one, one hundred eleventy nine percent!!







 
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