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what I mean by making the media accountable is, that the media should be responsible for what they say, I believe media is not a tool for political gain, but instead a device to gather information. That said all Media has been pushing agenda's blandly lien to the people, and inciting violence.

In opinion, Media's should be Accountable, every time they are found lien they should have to publicly apologize, and have to pay restitution to the victims of those their lies affected.

Such as those that had their Business's burn to the ground by protestors, for a lie spoken about a certain someone.

The strange thing is the fact that all Media have been getting away with spouting lies to public with no consequences for their actions.

'freedom of speech is for people not businesses! The Media is a Business and is required to live by some of the same standards.

example: When consumers see or hear an advertisement, whether it’s on the Internet, radio or television, or anywhere else, federal law says that ad must be truthful, not misleading, and, when appropriate, backed by scientific evidence. The Federal Trade Commission enforces these truth-in-advertising laws, and it applies the same standards no matter where an ad appears – in newspapers and magazines, online, in the mail, or on billboards or buses. The FTC looks especially closely at advertising claims that can affect consumers’ health or their pocketbooks – claims about food, over-the-counter drugs, dietary supplements, alcohol, and tobacco and on conduct related to high-tech products and the Internet. The FTC also monitors and writes reports about ad industry practices regarding the marketing of alcohol and tobacco.
When the FTC finds a case of fraud perpetrated on consumers, the agency files actions in federal district court for immediate and permanent orders to stop scams; prevent fraudsters from perpetrating scams in the future; freeze their assets; and get compensation for victims. News reporting should be also under the same regulations and standards


My question is should something be done about it?
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what I mean by making the media accountable is, that the media should be responsible for what they say, I believe media is not a tool for political gain, but instead a device to gather information. That said all Media has been pushing agenda's blandly lien to the people, and inciting violence.

In opinion, Media's should be Accountable, every time they are found lien they should have to publicly apologize, and have to pay restitution to the victims of those their lies affected.

Such as those that had their Business's burn to the ground by protestors, for a lie spoken about a certain someone.

The strange thing is the fact that all Media have been getting away with lien to public with no consequences for their actions.

My question is should something be done about it?


It's one reason I think the 24-hour news cycle is a terrible thing, as are clicks for money on news. Folks report things as they come up, speculate, incite, etc - well before facts are known. "Father of 4yo killed in ambulance" - well, maybe, but we're not actually able to confirm that to the best of my knowledge, and it's nearly identical to previous articles on the same lines, and before you try to look that up, here's some firebombing that you should be interested in instead. But it gets the pageviews! It cuts in all directions - political, cultural, etc. And that may be the biggest problem - when it cuts in a direction (the general case of) you agree with, it's great, when it cuts against that, they should be held accountable.

Hard to find a solution there, though. News is a business, and businesses want to make money. Sensational headlines make money, and every so often are correct.

I'd love for the media to simply report facts as they come in.. which would also destroy a fair number of businesses who even say that they're there for entertainment rather than news for most of their broadcasts. And to be clear, I'm okay with them getting booted from the news section, but they'd probably just reincarnate as "opinion" channels. Libel laws and such still protect against much of what is said against public figures - which is a related topic, but something else that would have to be dealt with there.
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'what ever happen to classic investigation and reporting. Is it that hard to get the facts before reporting it?

and the most scary part is no one wants to talk about how the media is inciting violence and getting people hurt.

No one wants to talk about how it is imposable to get any facts from a media sores, you little need to do your own investigation if you want to know what is really happening around you and the world.


It is mind blowing the lack of responsibility those companies have. They have no standards they have to work to. Unlike any other type of company.

If a Ice cream factory was to have people get sick of their Ice cream what think happen to them, Million dollars recall, possibly people fired, worst case company goes out of business, but not the media.
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ya i agree media does need to be more accountable for their actions shouldn't be allowed to ignore, twist or outright lie about events just to suit their motives
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Darkphoenix3450 wrote:

what I mean by making the media accountable is, that the media should be responsible for what they say, I believe media is not a tool for political gain, but instead a device to gather information. That said all Media has been pushing agenda's blandly lien to the people, and inciting violence.

In opinion, Media's should be Accountable, every time they are found lien they should have to publicly apologize, and have to pay restitution to the victims of those their lies affected.

Such as those that had their Business's burn to the ground by protestors, for a lie spoken about a certain someone.

The strange thing is the fact that all Media have been getting away with lien to public with no consequences for their actions.

My question is should something be done about it?


It's tough to say really. For the last decade people watched the daily show and treated it like news. It's true that CNN and the like are spreading racism and sexism as well as inciting riots but they'll always say "but this sounded like this" even if it is disingenuous. They will never follow Fox's example and have opinion pieces that are actually presented as opinion pieces. That would be too honest.

At the end of the day, fools or not, people must be held accountable for their actions. The laws about inciting violence border an oppression of free speech as is...

So I can't say they should be so much as the individual acts of violence.
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In opinion, Media's should be Accountable, every time they are found lien they should have to publicly apologize, and have to pay restitution to the victims of those their lies affected.


There must have been some recent story you saw to make you post this thread. If not can you give an example?
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But then who is going to monitor the people that are monitoring the media? Politics is going to have its way one way or another with media, so its up to the consumer to be critical about things.
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Lol good luck with that
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Darkphoenix3450 wrote:
In opinion, Media's should be Accountable, every time they are found lien they should have to publicly apologize, and have to pay restitution to the victims of those their lies affected.


There must have been some recent story you saw to make you post this thread. If not can you give an example?


'No I been feeling this way for over 20 years, I been needing to fact check everything I hear, just because the media is a business that from what I have seen, never been Truthful to the public, unless it aided their agenda.

This is not what the Media was meant to be.
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zangeif123 wrote:


Darkphoenix3450 wrote:
In opinion, Media's should be Accountable, every time they are found lien they should have to publicly apologize, and have to pay restitution to the victims of those their lies affected.


There must have been some recent story you saw to make you post this thread. If not can you give an example?


'No I been feeling this way for over 20 years, I been needing to fact check everything I hear, just because the media is a business that from what I have seen, never been Truthful to the public, unless it aided their agenda.

This is not what the Media was meant to be.


I'm just curious because I work in the field as a camera operator, but on a local level. I hear a lot of negativity towards the media being thrown around. I've been working in the field for over a decade. We fact check everything but there have been cases where we do apologize for a mistake over the air. And when we have to do that, heads roll.

I was just wondering if there was a specific story that might have urged you to write this.
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Darkphoenix3450 wrote:In opinion, Media's should be Accountable, every time they are found lien they should have to publicly apologize,


By having a lien put on their network?

(...."Lien"?? )
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Darkphoenix3450 wrote:

In opinion, Media's should be Accountable, every time they are found lien they should have to publicly apologize, and have to pay restitution to the victims of those their lies affected.


This goes against the first amendment, plain and dry. The media has the right to report whatever they want to, regardless of whether its the truth or not. Also, most media outlets are for-profits businesses meaning their in the business to make money. 24 hour media cycles are the easiest way of doing so, as it increases viewership-and thus ad-revenue.

I think that the general public should be more aware of this fact, instead of blankly accepting every word that media tells them. With this knowledge, they can choose which media outlets to watch, hopefully choosing the ones that are more reliable. Those that aren't reliable will either choose to just start reporting facts or go out of business.

Though there is a problem nowadays where almost no media outlets tell the truth, and when they do it goes unnoticed by the public or they are labeled liars.
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Darkphoenix3450 wrote:

In opinion, Media's should be Accountable, every time they are found lien they should have to publicly apologize, and have to pay restitution to the victims of those their lies affected.


This goes against the first amendment, plain and dry. The media has the right to report whatever they want to, regardless of whether its the truth or not. Also, most media outlets are for-profits businesses meaning their in the business to make money. 24 hour media cycles are the easiest way of doing so, as it increases viewership-and thus ad-revenue.

I think that the general public should be more aware of this fact, instead of blankly accepting every word that media tells them. With this knowledge, they can choose which media outlets to watch, hopefully choosing the ones that are more reliable. Those that aren't reliable will either choose to just start reporting facts or go out of business.

Though there is a problem nowadays where almost no media outlets tell the truth, and when they do it goes unnoticed by the public or they are labeled liars.


'First Amendment protects free speech but it does not protect falsifying information that leads to harm of other through misleading the masses, just like if a Ice cream factory was to make Ice cream that made people sick their accountable for the harm they do to the people.
Posted 22 days ago

Darkphoenix3450 wrote:

what I mean by making the media accountable is, that the media should be responsible for what they say, I believe media is not a tool for political gain, but instead a device to gather information. That said all Media has been pushing agenda's blandly lien to the people, and inciting violence.

In opinion, Media's should be Accountable, every time they are found lien they should have to publicly apologize, and have to pay restitution to the victims of those their lies affected.

Such as those that had their Business's burn to the ground by protestors, for a lie spoken about a certain someone.

The strange thing is the fact that all Media have been getting away with spouting lies to public with no consequences for their actions.

My question is should something be done about it?


antitrust, take them all down and apart


just like what should be done with banks
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Darkphoenix3450 wrote:Such as those that had their Business's burn to the ground by protestors, for a lie spoken about a certain someone.


(Yep, here's what we're going to see for the next four years, Angry Trump-boiz trying to make Important Discussions without SOUNDING like Angry Trump-boiz, so people won't laugh at them.

We're just getting to the end of the Angry Suicide-Squad Fanboy phase where all the "Should we retire movie critics?" discussions try not to sound like they're disgruntled about the Batman movie, and pretend it made money.)
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