posted on Sep, 29 2004 @ 01:12 AM
Rep. Joe Barton is stepping up to the plate calling for all the news networks to ensure that thier reporters "tell it like it is" instead of adding
thier own views on news topics.
In the wake of CBS News' "60 Minutes" controversy, an influential Republican on Tuesday said he wants to convene a Capitol Hill hearing on TV news
operations after the Nov. 2 election.
Rep. Joe Barton chair of the House Commerce Committee, told a meeting of the TV engineering trade group MSTV in Washington that broadcast network news
divisions "need to have safeguards to prevent reporters from infusing their opinions into news reports."
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Reading the article sparked a kind of a catch 22 situation in my mind. You want to ensure that that news networks give unbiased news but you don't
want the government stepping in to ensure it happens because that's infringing on our rights.
What to do? You've got networks like CNN who report only what they want to and are so censored that it's not worth watching. Then you've got others
like FOX who over dramaticize everything. Then lastly you've got the "Big three" who toss in thier own opinions.
If you think about it there's not very many people (if you look at it as a whole) who realize that Americas news networks are garbage.
At least the ATS members know this and get thier news from a variety of sources. I just wonder what effect it would have on the news agencies if this
legistature was put into place? Probably nothing hmmmm........
[edit on 29-9-2004 by John bull 1]