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Congressional Democrats Want Covid-19 Disaster Money For Bailing-Out Local News Outlets.

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posted on Apr, 12 2020 @ 10:58 PM
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April 12, 2020


A group of Democratic senators last week proposed using the next round of coronavirus stimulus money to help struggling local news outlets.

"Local news is in a state of crisis that has only been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic," the senators wrote in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and the Senate Appropriations Committee.
Source Article: justthenews.com...
The letter to Senators McConnell and Schumer: www.king.senate.gov...(1).pdf

Are there very many independent LOCAL news outlets left in America? I don't think so. The so-called "local" news outlets here in Chicago are all owned by large corporations, who are affiliated with the "Big 6" (Ref - www.pbs.org... ), who own 90% of all media outlets in the United States.

Since +90% of the U.S. News Media is in cahoots with those who want to keep America shut-down, and all of us in various types and degrees of stress, I don't want ANY of my tax dollars used in a bail-out package that will help these entities further damage America, and Americans!

What say you, ATS family?

-CareWeMust



posted on Apr, 12 2020 @ 11:05 PM
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a reply to: carewemust

Hey they are just gonna throw everything at the wall, and see if it sticks.

I mean why not, we’ve already locked down the whole world based on misleading info and nonsense numbers..... might as well “take it to the bank” as they say.



posted on Apr, 12 2020 @ 11:06 PM
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Nope.

Media: Hey big brother can you get us some of that Covid money?

Gov: Sure, but you know what you gotta do.

Media: Of course! Of course! We'll continue singing praises for you big brother.



posted on Apr, 12 2020 @ 11:07 PM
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a reply to: carewemust

Learn to code.



posted on Apr, 12 2020 @ 11:12 PM
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originally posted by: SeektoUnderstand
a reply to: carewemust

Hey they are just gonna throw everything at the wall, and see if it sticks.

I mean why not, we’ve already locked down the whole world based on misleading info and nonsense numbers..... might as well “take it to the bank” as they say.

The entire news media is invested in making sure America does not begin to re-open on May 1st, in any way, shape, or form. Giving them "bail out" money will be like slitting our own throats.



posted on Apr, 12 2020 @ 11:14 PM
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originally posted by: carewemust

originally posted by: SeektoUnderstand
a reply to: carewemust

Hey they are just gonna throw everything at the wall, and see if it sticks.

I mean why not, we’ve already locked down the whole world based on misleading info and nonsense numbers..... might as well “take it to the bank” as they say.

The entire news media is invested in making sure America does not begin to re-open on May 1st, in any way, shape, or form. Giving them "bail out" money will be like slitting our own throats.


Well, it is just like giving the DNC the money directly if we all want to be honest about it.



posted on Apr, 12 2020 @ 11:17 PM
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a reply to: AutomateThis1
It's crazy that the same entities who participated in shutting down America, are now seeking $$$$ from taxpayers because they're losing revenue.

U.S. Governors are now asking for $500 Billion. Many of them shut-down very early, and are now whining like little puzzies.

For example: My governor (JB Pritzker -IL) says revenues are down 67% since he closed the state and told everyone to stay home. Wants a big taxpayer bailout to prevent a state "disaster".



posted on Apr, 12 2020 @ 11:18 PM
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a reply to: carewemust

Where is Saul Alinsky in this ? 8 steps to socialism....

This is America’s most dangerous


I can see where this is going folks....



posted on Apr, 12 2020 @ 11:19 PM
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Thanks for posting this. I am always puzzled by "Progressives" love of entities and concepts from the past. It seems the opposite of progressive to want to save any newspaper or the USPS. They are both doomed to fail eventually, so just let it happen ASAP.

Why would you buy a printed newspaper when you can get news instantly for free.. kind of the same for the post office, eventually all bills and things will just be sent via the internet.. I don't even open my mail anymore.


edit on 12-4-2020 by MRinder because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 12 2020 @ 11:19 PM
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originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: AutomateThis1
It's crazy that the same entities who participated in shutting down America, are now seeking $$$$ from taxpayers because they're losing revenue.

U.S. Governors are now asking for $500 Billion. Many of them shut-down very early, and are now whining like little puzzies.

For example: My governor (JB Pritzker -IL) says revenues are down 67% since he closed the state and told everyone to stay home. Wants a big taxpayer bailout to prevent a state "disaster".


They knew damn well that if they shutdown and called a state of emergency that they would be getting money. That's all they care about.



posted on Apr, 12 2020 @ 11:23 PM
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originally posted by: infolurker

originally posted by: carewemust

originally posted by: SeektoUnderstand
a reply to: carewemust

Hey they are just gonna throw everything at the wall, and see if it sticks.

I mean why not, we’ve already locked down the whole world based on misleading info and nonsense numbers..... might as well “take it to the bank” as they say.

The entire news media is invested in making sure America does not begin to re-open on May 1st, in any way, shape, or form. Giving them "bail out" money will be like slitting our own throats.


Well, it is just like giving the DNC the money directly if we all want to be honest about it.


Good point! It will interesting to learn what other "self quarantining" Democrat-owned corporations want our tax-dollars.

The National Basketball Association (NBA), the NCAA, and Nike, were 3 of the first to (intentionally) over-react. They shouldn't get any of my money either.



posted on Apr, 12 2020 @ 11:28 PM
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Re: www.laurinburgexchange.com...

That was a good article. But from looking at how people are violating the "Covid-19 mitigation" orders in my area (suburban Chicago), I don't think Saul Alinsky's model for transforming Capitalism to Socialism will work in America.



posted on Apr, 12 2020 @ 11:34 PM
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a reply to: MRinder

That is an astute observation. Democrats are also pushing to have all votes for President cast via mail-in ballots this November. They "say" America will experience a resurgence of Covid-19, if Americans go to the polls.



posted on Apr, 12 2020 @ 11:39 PM
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originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: MRinder

That is an astute observation. Democrats are also pushing to have all votes for President cast via mail-in ballots this November. They "say" America will experience a resurgence of Covid-19, if Americans go to the polls.



Well that will make it safer for the illegals and Covid-19 victims to vote.

Trump is screwed if that happens. The Dems will already try to cheat like hell and letting the entire vote be by mail is like a license to cheat



posted on Apr, 12 2020 @ 11:47 PM
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originally posted by: AutomateThis1

originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: AutomateThis1
It's crazy that the same entities who participated in shutting down America, are now seeking $$$$ from taxpayers because they're losing revenue.

U.S. Governors are now asking for $500 Billion. Many of them shut-down very early, and are now whining like little puzzies.

For example: My governor (JB Pritzker -IL) says revenues are down 67% since he closed the state and told everyone to stay home. Wants a big taxpayer bailout to prevent a state "disaster".


They knew damn well that if they shutdown and called a state of emergency that they would be getting money. That's all they care about.


The BIG PICTURE is to replace President Trump with a Democrat...or even a traditional Republican. Anybody but the man who is actively draining the swamp. (Forcing resignations, reducing trafficking, reducing illegal border crossings, cut spending to those who are not true allies, installing conservative justices...it's a long list.)
edit on 4/12/2020 by carewemust because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 12 2020 @ 11:52 PM
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originally posted by: carewemust

originally posted by: AutomateThis1

originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: AutomateThis1
It's crazy that the same entities who participated in shutting down America, are now seeking $$$$ from taxpayers because they're losing revenue.

U.S. Governors are now asking for $500 Billion. Many of them shut-down very early, and are now whining like little puzzies.

For example: My governor (JB Pritzker -IL) says revenues are down 67% since he closed the state and told everyone to stay home. Wants a big taxpayer bailout to prevent a state "disaster".


They knew damn well that if they shutdown and called a state of emergency that they would be getting money. That's all they care about.


The BIG PICTURE is to replace President Trump with a Democrat...or even a traditional Republican. Anybody but the man who is actively draining the swamp. (Forcing resignations, reducing trafficking, reducing illegal border crossings, cut spending to those who are not true allies, installing conservative justices...it's a long list.)


While I believe it, you'd think they would do something less complicated like just a mechanical failure of a chopper or something.

Unless they just get off on the authoritarian control aspect? I don't know. Maybe they needed to "drag" the name so that one of his kids didn't jump in after the "accident" and steal the next election from such a "solid" candidate like the ones they've been running.

It all stinks, every corner of the room smells. Even a wild animal only will # in one corner, but the dems are filling them all up.

Whatever, some of us just really don't care anymore.



posted on Apr, 12 2020 @ 11:58 PM
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Our local TV channels are doing all right financially. They do not need anything yet. I do consider our local news people as essential, after all this storm we are having right now will be dropping two to three feet of snow in the two days it lasts, we already got eight inches and it hasn't even wound up at all. I do not think that any money should go to MSM or any big news agencies or any of the reporters they have, no matter what side they are backing. Spreading fear is not a necessary thing in this country right now. It is a money grab, the big networks do not want to share their wealth with the small local companies that they own in towns, they want all that pharma advertisement money for themselves.



posted on Apr, 13 2020 @ 12:05 AM
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a reply to: carewemust

I surely would hope that it dont go to sosialism, but i just feel something fishy ....not just in usa ...the way different countrys have reacted to covid-19 around World....like they all get the orders from politburo ...

Chinese president Xi Jinping has vowed to lead the “new world order

The same hand that controls China communist seem to reach around World....



posted on Apr, 13 2020 @ 01:33 AM
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originally posted by: carewemust

Are there very many independent LOCAL news outlets left in America? I don't think so.


I don't think so either mate - not after Clinton's telecommunications act virtually wiped them all out.

Maybe the money should actually be spent on repealing the act; investigating corruption and colossal bribes within the FCC and exploring the active agendas of the handful of owners (and co-owners) who now have near complete dominion over the fourth estate.

The terms 'Psy-op Precision Propaganda', 'Pseudo Environments' and 'Influence Operations' also get thrown around quite a bit when discussing the corporate media so probably best to examine and investigate just how much pernicious influence is exerted by the CIA, the Pentagon, the Saudis, the Rockefellers etc..

I'd say the last thing they'd want is the survival or resurgence of small, local, independent news stations.




posted on Apr, 13 2020 @ 05:28 AM
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For example: My governor (JB Pritzker -IL) says revenues are down 67% since he closed the state and told everyone to stay home. Wants a big taxpayer bailout to prevent a state "disaster".



Illinois was already a disaster.
Seriously, what did he think was going to happen ? You shut down an entire state, businesses close and lay off employees and when those employees aren't making a paycheck, you can't collect taxes and boom, no revenue for the state. You can't tell me they didn't see this coming. Any money from the government will be mostly for Chicago. A tiny bit of it will dribble down state, but it'll be peanuts compared to what is spent on Chiraq.



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