At first glance this might appear to be a great tragedy because a basic Constitution Right of Freedom of the Press is being violate, but the real tragedy is that the news media deserves the crackdown.
All good things can be perverted, and the news media has perverted Freedom of the Press. It is good for the news media to expose corruption in government (or anywhere) but somewhere the news media adopted the idea that the purpose of the news media was to topple any government they do not like.
The news media has worked feverishly since 2004 to topple the Bush administration because Bush was elected as a Christian (homosexual marriage issue) and because Bush was fighting the Iraq war. Every person in the Bush Administration has been attacked by the news media.
Dan Rather used false documents to discredit President Bush and the News York Times committed treason to try to topple the Bush Administration. Other examples are discussed at http://narj-clirus.blogspot.com/
The Cultural War statement explains what is occurring.
There is a Cultural War in America between Christians and Atheists. This war is being fought on the battlefield of politics. The battles are in the voting booth. The prize in the cultural war is the hearts, minds and souls of the children. The Atheistic liberal news media greatly influences both domestic and foreign policy by constantly reporting only bad news about Christians, conservatives and Republicans and only good news about atheists, liberals and democrats. The agenda of the Atheistic liberal news media is to promote extreme environmentalism, socialism, feminism, pornography, abortion, homosexuality and the Atheistic Lifestyle by having democrats in control of government.
From the NewsMax.com Staff
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Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007 11:32 a.m. EDT
China Begins Media Crackdown
China has launched a broad crackdown on the nation's press, targeting what it calls false news reports and illegal publications as the Communist Party prepares for its October congress.
China is suffering from a spate of bad press reports abroad and at home over the safety of a number of Chinese products, including toys, toothpaste, tires and pet food. But the crackdown announced Wednesday ostensibly comes in response to two recent scandals, the Los Angeles Times reports.
In one case, a correspondent for Beijing Television reported that the makers of steamed pork buns were stuffing them with cardboard soaked in caustic soda. The government ruled that the story was concocted and sentenced the reporter to a year in jail.
In the second case, a journalist was beaten to death by thugs apparently while reporting about an illegal coal mine. Owners of illegal mines frequently blackmail journalists so that reports about their unlicensed operations don't get published, according to the Times.
Government officials "need to control the society to be on the safe side and avoid anything that might spoil the happy atmosphere of their meeting, Jin Zhong, chief editor of the Hong Kong-based Open magazine, told the Times.
"They don't like diverse opinions because they don't understand that debate is good for society."
According to the People's Daily, the crackdown will also take aim at illegal publications, including those that "fabricate political rumors."
The China Development Brief newsletter was shut down in July by the government, which claimed it was conducting "illegal surveys."
Chinese censors have listed 20 topics that are off limits to journalists before the October congress, including judicial corruption, individual rights campaigns, lifestyles of the rich, and extramarital affairs.
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