Found the following article by Bernie Pyle. It's clearly written with tongue-firmly in-cheek, but the point that I see Pyle making, is, in my opinion, closer to the truth than most of us voters here in the United States will allow themselves to believe.
Sorry, I have no interest in getting into a discussion of this here. It's only being presented here as something that I considered funny, and thought-provoking.
Bush Plans to Make Newspaper Publishing Illegal
President Bush plans to outlaw newspapers from publishing in the next year, according to a top aide.
Bush, says the aide, declared, "I don't read them, so why should anybody else?"
After the recent election, White House adviser Karl Rove summoned Bush to a top-secret meeting. Rove told the President, "I've analyzed the returns. The people who voted against us are 'The innormed'. "
Bush reportedly got excited and immediately summoned his cabinet. He told them he plans to declare newspapers "Weapons of Mass Instruction," and have them banned.
If that doesn't work, the President will make a constitutional argument, the aide says. "He's going to say the First Amendment calls for a FREE press, so newspapers can't charge money. He knows that will put most of them out of business."