Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Dangerous idea to ‘monitor’ news

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Regular broadcast news will not deal with the Barack Obama-backed proposal by a couple of universities to have a “monitor” in each newsroom to see that the “proper” news subjects are covered. As of today, the administration spokesman states that “they are backing off of this plan, for the time being. However, every plan is the blueprint for later action.”

Why should anyone care about this proposal to “monitor” the content of the news?

This is the first step in controlling all news content. President Obama has called out Fox News Channel about its content and the fact that he is not happy with the way his policies are covered by them. Most broadcast news is culled by the management and reflects favorably on most of the programs of the present administration, no matter how badly they are failing. Some cable news outlets attempt to be “fair and balanced” by providing both sides of our most important issues.

Now, why should any “lockstep liberals” care?

As long as they control Congress and the White House, they are happy. However, if a conservative president should get into office, how will they feel if the “monitors” are looking for “fair and balanced reporting?” By the by, who’s to say that these same “monitors” will not be on every editorial board of all newspapers?

Rod Keck

Fairfield

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