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I almost did not write this letter, since the Obama administration decided not to send government monitors into our newsrooms.

But I believe we, the citizens of the United States, are still in great peril.

For anyone to even consider infringing on our Constitution is appalling to me.

When I heard of the intent of the administration to invade our newsrooms, a chill crept down my spine. The First Amendment is the foundation of our Constitution. Any infringement on the First Amendment would be the beginning of the end of the United States as we know it.

Even more disturbing than this threat was the ignorance of many of the people I spoke to about this issue. Most of them were unaware that their freedom of speech was in imminent danger. Decisions are being made for the people of this country, not by the people.

We Americans need to wake up! It would not surprise me if the Obama administration attempts this deplorable act again.

We need to be ready to defend our Constitution, and thus our freedom.

Lu Ann Olivas

Martinez

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bubbasauce
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bubbasauce 02/28/14 - 02:44 am
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Yes indeed, people are

Yes indeed, people are starting to wake up by God!

ymnbde
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ymnbde 02/28/14 - 07:09 am
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they'll be back, smarter, stronger

and with a more effective game plan
and, of course, less tolerance
this is pure Leninism, standard practice of democrats
using power for the sake of power
the fact that the media hasn't been after this story in a frenzy
like they got over duck dynasty or a gay football player
or a twerky little girl or one traffic jam
shows how the media is just another arm of the democratic party and big government
and this type of government is not "of, for, and by" the people
our freedom is being attacked not from foreign shores by foreign people
but from within
and another method of democrats war on freedom, is that
THREE SCHOOLS IN RICHMOND COUNTY HAD ZERO STUDENTS PASS THE AP EXAMS LAST YEAR!

corgimom
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corgimom 02/28/14 - 08:10 am
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Then none of you should ever

Then none of you should ever complain that the media is biased.

corgimom
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corgimom 02/28/14 - 08:11 am
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ymnbde, maybe the reason why

ymnbde, maybe the reason why the media hasn't been after this story "in a frenzy" is because they know it's not important. It's a non-story.

ymnbde
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ymnbde 02/28/14 - 08:16 am
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corgimom, the attempted takeover of the press

is the biggest story since the takeover of health care
freedom of the press is an absolute requirement for a free people
unfortunately, most of our media is biased
but luckily a few are not
to think government should be able to dictate the content of news
shows who you really are

Pond Life
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Pond Life 02/28/14 - 08:41 am
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Corgi, the fact that many in

Corgi, the fact that many in the media are biased is part of the foundation of the Constitution. They currently have the choice to be biased to which ever side they want, but the Obama administration wanted to control that bias. THAT is what is dangerous; the Government control, not the bias. Today I have the choice to take in media with bias from both sides....but if Obama has his way, that choice will be gone......just like he took away our choice to have literally thousands of health care plans to purchase and narrowed that down to 4. And yet those who claim to be in favor of choice keep supporting this tyrant. Simply unbelievable. It is unbelievable that you seem to think that the Government attempting to control what the media can and can't put out is a "non story." That is simply STUNNING, and frightening.

gaflyboy
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gaflyboy 02/28/14 - 08:48 am
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corgimom 02/28/14 - 07:10 am

"Then none of you should ever complain that the media is biased."?

With all due respect: regarding this issue, that is probably the dumbest thing anyone could say.

Pond Life
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Pond Life 02/28/14 - 08:53 am
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I agree gaflyboy.....

I agree gaflyboy..... Currently, a great deal of the media is biased by choice. Obama is trying to ensure that ALL media is biased with NO choice.....yet we shouldn't complain? Just roll over and accept the tyranny.

Bodhisattva
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Bodhisattva 02/28/14 - 08:58 am
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If only it were true

Which it is not. I can only imagine how difficult it is to live in the fictional, fearful, paranoid world of Glenn Beckistan.

Pond Life
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Pond Life 02/28/14 - 09:06 am
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What isn't true, and what is

What isn't true, and what is your evidence that it is not? How are things better in the blissful utopia of the United Obama Socialist Republic?

seenitB4
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seenitB4 02/28/14 - 09:36 am
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It starts with a trickle

Get the foot in the door & then ramp up the dictates....I don't want gov playing in the newsroom///we all can see bias on both sides...& we can decide what to believe..keep them OUT!!

teaparty
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teaparty 02/28/14 - 09:53 am
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I also agree gaflyboy.....
Unpublished

I also agree gaflyboy.....

deestafford
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deestafford 02/28/14 - 10:04 am
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What the letter writer says is so true and chilling...

What the letter writer says is so true and chilling. Chilling from the standpoint that the sheeple so willingly accepted to going to the slaughter without a peep. Only those "nasty, Constitutional believing" Conservatives were standing at the door shouting "NO WAY!".

This meekly laying down by the left/liberals to a violation of the First Amendment shows how easy it is for dictators to have risen in power in the past when the "elite" stood by and did nothing until it was too late and they were at the slaughterhouse door.

The erosion of liberty is like the dripping of a faucet. One little drop means nothing but over time, one little drop mounts and mounts and mounts into a full bucket which is used to wash liberty away.

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CobaltGeorge 02/28/14 - 10:13 am
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corgimom,

As INTELLIGENT as you seem to be sometimes...How in living hell can you make a statement like this.....

maybe the reason why the media hasn't been after this story "in a frenzy" is because they know it's not important. It's a non-story.

OH, I forgot, Harry Reid said it is "ALL LIES made up by us conservatives!"

RMSHEFF
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RMSHEFF 02/28/14 - 07:24 pm
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Liberals can pass a "fact

Liberals can't pass a "fact check" or a lie detector test. Obama has more "Pinocchios" than any other president in history and this has been "standard operating proceedure" for democrats. Fox is the only news outlet that has reported these lies.

ymnbde
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ymnbde 02/28/14 - 10:39 am
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ya know what is true, bod?

THREE SCHOOLS IN RICHMOND COUNTY HAD ZERO STUDENTS PASS THE AP EXAMS LAST YEAR!
and democrats built that!

GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 02/28/14 - 11:00 am
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god, the almighty will step

god, the almighty will step in to save the day!!! Any minute now.....

grouse
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grouse 02/28/14 - 12:21 pm
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Because of bias in this paper
Unpublished

Because of bias in this paper and other conservative outlets, the fact that the CIN study is required by law has been conveniently left out. "By law, the FCC must report to Congress every three years on the barriers that may prevent entrepreneurs and small business from competing in the media marketplace, and pursue policies to eliminate those barriers. To fulfill that obligation in a meaningful way, the FCC's Office of Communications Business Opportunities consulted with academic researchers in 2012 and selected a contractor to design a study which would inform the FCC's report to Congress. Last summer, the proposed study was put out for public comment and one pilot to test the study design in a single marketplace—Columbia, S.C.—was planned." No sinister plot here.

Sweet son
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Sweet son 02/28/14 - 12:47 pm
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Government in the newsroom is coming as close to Socialism as

you can get. Obama will continue to try to garner support and make his subversive moves for 'his' takeover of the Federal Government lock, stock and barrel.

Subversion refers to an attempt to transform the established social order and its structures of power, authority, and hierarchy.

Sounds like what he is doing to me.

He would like nothing better to be the first Dictator of the US.

carcraft
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carcraft 02/28/14 - 03:05 pm
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I watch Dianne Sawyer Twice

I watch Dianne Sawyer Twice during the last two weeks. Two of the news stories were repeats, papparazi and stars kids ( now that is earth shattering) and Caroline Kennedy DUI due to her taking Ambien. What was going on during these lame stories was memos had come out showing that the Obama administration knew that Obama Care was not ready for prime time but they pushed it forward any even thought peole who signed up would have their personal data compromised. The down sizing of the US military had just been announced by Chuck Hagel. NOw with those two items I am sure Papparazi and Caroline Kennedy were much more important! No, no media bias exists....

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dichotomy 02/28/14 - 03:22 pm
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They control your money,

They control your money, they've got control of your health care, they've got control of your schools, they dictate to your employers, they dictate the rules of banking and commerce, they force you to put defective gasoline in your cars, and they are telling you what you can and cannot eat and drink. They have bought up most of the ammunition in an effort to price it out of reach of the common man. All they need now is total control of the media and to take our weapons. They are working on both, or the capability to do both on a moments notice.

But the real problem is that half of the population is like some of the posters on here....perfectly happy in a government dictated la-la land. They LIKE socialism....they LIKE being told what to think.....they LIKE being told they are helping the children and the poor when they really are not. They truly believe the government is a benevolent benefactor. Me......every time I here of another law, tax, or government "program".....I go out and buy another gun or case of ammunition, figure out how to avoid the new tax, and look for ways to circumvent any new government programs.

Our problem is with the American population. We are a financially BROKE country, with a paralyzed economy, the lowest percentage of the population working in 50 years, a public school system that is financed at first world levels and produces third world "graduates", and half the population are government dependent parasites or their sympathizers. There is no road back from where we are today. As long as there are people who think it is okay for the government to put minders in the newsrooms...the country is lost. As long as there are people who think it is okay to take money from you and your family to pay for total life support for someone else who is healthy but terminally lazy.....the country is lost. As long as there are people who think it is okay for the government to lie to us about it's actions and refuse to investigate......the country is lost. As long as there are people who think it is okay for the government to cause your health insurance premiums to double and triple along with deductibles and co-pays and FORCE you onto health care plans that do not include your doctors or hospital......the country is lost. Half of the population supports these things.....the country IS lost.

This country has turned Socialist and historically, no country recovers from Socialism and the heavy handed government that results from Socialism until after the economic collapse. Most times it requires a violent revolution or, at least, a few scorched major cities. Luckily, I will not be around to see it but many of you will, and all of your children will. The world will not continue to finance our socialist fiasco forever. Our debt exceeds our GDP and is growing exponentially. The economy is nowhere near keeping up. The jobs are nowhere near keeping up. And we continue to implement policies and laws that kill job creation and strangle businesses. When our creditors decide to quit lending us money it will be just like when the power went off during the ice storm.......it will get very cold very quick. The difference will be that the lights will not come back on in 2...4....or 6 days. The lights will not come back on for 10 or 20 years. Tell that to your little butt hanging out of their pants mall rat future Democrat voting teens. In a decade or two they will talk about how smart you were.

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Darby 02/28/14 - 03:51 pm
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".........they know it's not important. It's a non-story."

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Yeah, bend over Americans. We're from the US government and we're here to "help" you!

Darby
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Darby 02/28/14 - 04:18 pm
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"Glenn Beckistan"

Not a lot of thought went into that, did it?

I'm gonna take a stab in the dark and say.... Huffington Post.

Am I right, Bod? Or was it those morons at MoveOn?

Pond Life
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Pond Life 02/28/14 - 04:55 pm
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Huffington Post? Nah... It

Huffington Post? Nah... It was plagiarized from Democratic Underground.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021326707

Gage Creed
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Gage Creed 02/28/14 - 05:57 pm
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I would wager kissofdeath

I would wager kissofdeath helped Bod with the text... (sarcasm off)

Darby
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Darby 02/28/14 - 06:30 pm
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Huffington Post? Nah... It was plagiarized

from Democratic Underground.

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Thanks for the update Pond.. but since all Democrats/Progressives/Liberals/Socialists/Greenies/UnionGoons etc., read from the same set of 3x5 cards, it's a moot point.

Haven't known even one to form an original thought, ever..

Re- Lowell's flaccid efforts every 30 days.

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