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(Amendment 1 - Freedom of expression and religion)
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

That's the first amendment. The press, as defined by Merriam-Webster is:
the gathering and publishing or broadcasting of news : journalism (the activity or job of collecting, writing, and editing news stories for newspapers, magazines, television, or radio)
b : newspapers, periodicals, and often radio and television news broadcasting
c : news reporters, publishers, and broadcasters
d : comment or notice in newspapers and periodicals <is getting a good press>

There nothing that says it has to be truthful, merely reported. Also, there is a difference between Food and Reading. People don't have control over the ingredients within their bodies, while we do have control of how we respond to information. There's no rule in the human body that says: "If you don't like the Presidential Elect, Protest or Riot", people make that decision of their own free choice and immaturity. If the human body ingest something like salmonella, its going to get sick. If it had no reason to be in ice cream, and the company didn't list it has an ingredient, than they are liable.
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Darkphoenix3450 wrote:

'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.


I like you.. But not in a Creepy McCreeperson way.
You just said everything i was going to reply to this thread with.
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On one hand, they should not purposely make blatantly false statements and be negligent when fact-finding.

But, on the other hand, you don't really want to punish them if they made reasonable efforts but still ended up saying something false since that's bound to happen no matter how experienced you are in journalism.


All efforts to "audit" their practices also cost money, so that's another consideration. It's not unreasonable to expect people not to blindly believe everything they read, but they still do it. Depends how much you want to spend, I suppose.
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Honestly when they go so far out of their way to back one side over the other, and loose all objectivity they are sabotaging themselves, and I believe if we let the market correct itself they inevitably will fail... I don't think we need more laws... just let them fall.
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I wish Trump would appoint Milo Yiannopolous to Press Sec. The liberal tears/head explosion would be delicious... do you want feminism or cancer???
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Vote with your remote. If you can no longer stand them on the airwaves go somewhere that doesn't insult your intelligence. You will have plenty of company on this venue departure.

According to trends watcher Gerald Celente (Trends Research.com, Kingston,NY) mainstream media is in decline, on its way out. He predicts the trend will be toward independent reporters. Thanks in part to a 1996 decision handed down by the FCC outlets can be owned a few versus the many. Today over 90% of media is owned and content controlled by 6 mega-corporations. The big alphabet networks here represent the Establishment way of thinking (espousing big government, more government themes) which many viewers / readers are, quite frankly, sick of as they have been lied to for decades by both political parties. The viewer numbers are in decline (true, technology in the hands of many versus the chosen few is responsible for a percentage of this departure); yea that.

Celente suggests what's going on is bigger than a populist movement. Politics is going to be reshaped: People power versus Establishment-brokered politics coming eventually to a future near you.

We'll see.
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Freedom of speech is what the free press is built on. That means freedom to be biased and opinionated. Lately it's been getting close to slander. Just listen to any conservative radio show talk about Hillary.

I don't think we will ever have news that is just strictly fact base. There is always be some opinion. Some comparing or contrasting points drawn. Stuff that would considered leading by any lawyer. There will always be some angle.
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what's the law on suing the media at the federal or the state levels?

since if they took your personal information/documents without your consent and displaying it for the world to see without your consent

do you have a case?

i think it's time for people to sue the MSM and hold them accountable when they are spreading false information

some MSM sound like the gossip club from high school now a day
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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 spouting lies to public with no consequences for their actions.

My question is should something be done about it?


Actually Obama made the media a tool for political gain



It's fucked up and wrong in a free country like this. https://www.rt.com/usa/smith-mundt-domestic-propaganda-121/
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It's fucked up and wrong in a free country like this. https://www.rt.com/usa/smith-mundt-domestic-propaganda-121/


HAHAHAH, that's so hilarious. You just bitched about Obama using the media and propaganda then linked the STATE OWNED Russian news site RT. Look it up, it's part of RIA Novosti which is owned by the Russian government. I saw their articles used so many times during the election and the hypocrisy kills me inside.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RT_(TV_network)

Just read that first little section, I know it's wikipedia but it's legit if you care to investigate further.
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rawratl wrote:




It's fucked up and wrong in a free country like this. https://www.rt.com/usa/smith-mundt-domestic-propaganda-121/


HAHAHAH, that's so hilarious. You just bitched about Obama using the media and propaganda then linked the STATE OWNED Russian news site RT. Look it up, it's part of RIA Novosti which is owned by the Russian government. I saw their articles used so many times during the election and the hypocrisy kills me inside.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RT_(TV_network)

Just read that first little section, I know it's wikipedia but it's legit if you care to investigate further.


It might be Russian owned but it was still a good article about that law. It's such a bad law they don't even have to spin it.
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'freedom of speech is for people not businesses! The Media is a Business and is required to live by some of the same standards.


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good luck getting folks to admit that mainstream, alternative, and fucking wikileaks, have ulterior agendas.
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slendercookieman wrote:

(Amendment 1 - Freedom of expression and religion)
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

That's the first amendment. The press, as defined by Merriam-Webster is:
the gathering and publishing or broadcasting of news : journalism (the activity or job of collecting, writing, and editing news stories for newspapers, magazines, television, or radio)
b : newspapers, periodicals, and often radio and television news broadcasting
c : news reporters, publishers, and broadcasters
d : comment or notice in newspapers and periodicals <is getting a good press>

There nothing that says it has to be truthful, merely reported. Also, there is a difference between Food and Reading. People don't have control over the ingredients within their bodies, while we do have control of how we respond to information. There's no rule in the human body that says: "If you don't like the Presidential Elect, Protest or Riot", people make that decision of their own free choice and immaturity. If the human body ingest something like salmonella, its going to get sick. If it had no reason to be in ice cream, and the company didn't list it has an ingredient, than they are liable.


'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.
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The media doesn't report the news. They create the news. They created Donald Trump and then freaked out after he won lol. Now that is ironic isn't it. Maybe they should have thought about that earlier? They will never be held accountable because of the broad freedoms on speech. They can get away with inciting violence, creating tensions and outright lying to sell a few papers. The whole media should be flushed away. Plus their grammar really sucks these days. You'd think a major news site could use spell check or at least have a freaking proof reader.

Still, who would report the news if they were gone? Facebook? Lmao. I shudder every time I see someone reading their news from Facebook. It's beyond laughable that so many people believe everything they read.....of course that's also true of biased news stories but there's still a very big difference between bias and fake.

I don't really care much for the press but I DO care for their freedom of speech. That's also ironic that I hate the way they create news cycles at times while vehemently defending their rights to do so.
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