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King George had his own State Controlled Media too…. “Generally speaking, the role of journalism and the press in support of tyrants historically has been woefully under-explored.”

King George had his own State Controlled Media too

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Posted on Tuesday, May 07, 2013 11:23:59 AM by ProgressingAmerica

On the website for McGraw-Hill, there is an interesting poll question available for now:

#1: Fearing the power of an unrestricted printing press during 1476-1776, the British Crown:

A) Required individuals to obtain a license before printing materials.

B) Forced printers to deposit large sums of money in the form of bonds.

C) Made it a crime to criticize the government in print.

D) All of the above.

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D is the right answer, let it be stated. Trying to find information from monarchical decrees that’s centuries old, on the internet, can be quite an infuriating task. But I was able to dig up the 1586 Star Chamber Decree, which states among other things, this:

no presses were to be set up outside the City of London

The Star Chamber Decree of 1637 was just as bad:……………….

EXCERPT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

via King George had his own State Controlled Media too.

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