It isn’t just in America that oligarchical collectivists are tightening a garrote around the neck of liberty. From Australia:
A government-appointed enforcer would oversee press standards and have the power to apply sanctions, which critics said would stifle news reporting, under proposed draconian media changes.
Communications Minister Stephen Conroy yesterday announced a new proposed statutory position of Public Interest Media Advocate, among a raft of changes the government will attempt to ram through parliament by the end of next week.
The advocate would oversee the Press Council, the main vehicle for complaints about the print media, and could take back exemptions from privacy laws afforded to journalists to report valid news stories if the advocate deemed a breach of standards.
Advocates of a free and open press are reacting in horror. Gasps News Limited chief executive Kim Williams,
“This government will go down in history as the first Australian government outside of wartime to attack freedom of speech by seeking to introduce a regime which effectively institutes government sanctioned journalism.”
Imagine turning on your TV and there is nothing but MSNBC on every channel. If not stopped, moonbats will eventually make it happen.
On a tip from Andrew M.