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Question. What can be done about the media?

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We all see the problem if we have watched TV in the last 20 years. Clearly the media is just a propaganda tool for the left now. Hypercritical of every word that comes out of Trumps mouth and not a peep when Biden has some allegations against him or can barely put 3 words together to form an incoherent sentence.
There will always be some sort of bias in the media but what we have now goes over the top. It doesn't qualify as news even though I respect their right to free speech.
If they want opinion news than there should be a time and a place for political commentary. The News itself should be facts based with as little opinion thrown in as possible.
So what can legally be done about it?
I know trump can tweet, "It's open season on fake news reporters. Big rewards offered for bagging the biggest names and no prosecutions (Just like hillary)" Then use a little sarcasm tag on it at the end but in really really small print.
 

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The only hope for the media would be decentralization of ownership...and for Patriots to buy them and have them operated old school style. 2 verified sources for a story or it doesnt run...

Additionally - would have to reinstate the law that prohibited the US government from propagandizing its own population.
 

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Gallows, guillotines and bulldozers come to mind
 

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any ownership MUST be by an American Citizen, not of dual anything...born and raised here to own any broadcast media
 

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Then yank license.
 

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All y’alls ideas can be turned against us too. Just sayin...
 

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@Strawboss has the correct idea. Limit ownership of media outlets. Bring back the independent affiliate system like days of old where the networks had to worry about affiliates not carrying certain shows. Also include rules to prevent proxy owners of affiliates. Also make it easier to lose FCC licenses for violating clearly defined rules. That will be the only way to reform TV and radio.

When it comes to internet media venues force the sites to declare if they are journalistic organizations or curated opinion sites and not to be able to waffle back and forth as it suits their agendas.
 

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@Strawboss has the correct idea. Limit ownership of media outlets. Bring back the independent affiliate system like days of old where the networks had to worry about affiliates not carrying certain shows. Also include rules to prevent proxy owners of affiliates. Also make it easier to lose FCC licenses for violating clearly defined rules. That will be the only way to reform TV and radio.

When it comes to internet media venues force the sites to declare if they are journalistic organizations or curated opinion sites and not to be able to waffle back and forth as it suits their agendas.
Knowing that 6 corporations control almost all the media in the US is disturbing at the very least. This is the part where I can agree with commies; billionaires cause a lot of problems in the country...especially the commie billionaires.
 

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There is nothing to be done about the mediuh.

What this is, is a corruption, a debasement of the Elite Managerial/Ownership class. It happens in failing societies - it starts in the institutions that groom the young. There are always those who wish to appropriate/convert/pervert the young; and it is up to families and communities to counter it and to remove the troublemakers.

That has not happened. The prewar Marxists had their children, the agitators of the Flower-Power Free-Love Burn-It-All-Down movement...disappear underground for a decade and then re-emerge as university instructors and government administrators. Corrupting their young charges.

And placing them. Now the schools, the churches, the various levels of government...and manufacturing, yes, and media, are all staffed with them.

And it's now all-but-impossible for a young person to start a career as a professional or a manager without giving obvious fealty to the ideology of the Left.

That is a complete, anti-intellectual debasement of the Elites, and especially the coming generation. All that can rectify that is a crash - a Hard Reset, if you like. How hard? I don't know; but for Europe to continue and advance, Rome, as it was, had to first collapse, and the various Caligulas die off.

Giving government the power to interfere with the affairs of media, will only institutionalize this corruption - the Deep State is MORE corrupt than the current media hacks, impossible as it is. As pathetic as Brian Weepy Stelter is, consider Frau Gretchen in Lansing.

Or consider the cast of idiots in the FBI/CIA/DOJ who worked to obstruct the Trump campaign, and then to frame Trump. Are the likes of those going to give us clean media? No, they will just make the Media-Government Complex into a State Propaganda Office.

The answer to the problem of liars and agitators and propagandists on electronic media, is, the OFF switch.
 

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I might add to all that: If you somehow shut up the lying mediuh...you change nothing of what the Elites believe.

You only silence an annoyance. And sacrifice everyone's freedom, the freedom to publish, in the process. They will continue to scheme, and hate, and punish and exclude those who don't accept their worldview.
 

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Say what you want, without the media the Poly-ticks would be ruling with unrestrained tyranny on all of us!
 

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Say what you want, without the media the Poly-ticks would be ruling with unrestrained tyranny on all of us!
yeah, but without it, no one would know when one of them got bumped off either...two way street
 

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Sorry but it's a LOT bigger number than your going to get with your fingers....... count
 

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Oy vey...
 

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Who owns the media and appoints the media's directors. ATT owns CNN I believe. Why would the directors and top leadership of AT&T allow the obvious bias of their media proxy? The levels above the media entities are setting the stage or allowing the stage to be set in such a way.

How does a biased and hard left CNN advance AT&T's interest?
 

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Put them in leaky boats and shove them out to sea.

We can use the boats for targets practice as they slowly drift away.
Offer cash prizes for direct hits. Bonus points for head shots beyond 100 yards.

Fun and entertainment for the whole family.
 

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Fill the boats with blood then send them out to sea so the sharks do the work. Slow, agonizing and saves precious ammo for those not close to water.
 

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Who owns the media and appoints the media's directors. ATT owns CNN I believe. Why would the directors and top leadership of AT&T allow the obvious bias of their media proxy? The levels above the media entities are setting the stage or allowing the stage to be set in such a way.

How does a biased and hard left CNN advance AT&T's interest?
Their non-monetary interests.

Who gets a career as a corporate executive? College graduates. Which, today, and for the last 25-plus years, have been indoctrinated into neo-Marxism, racialism, and other Woke-ness.

They're now replacing the Old Guard. So they're busy making the business they've been given charge of, an Agent of Change.

It's not only the mediuh - that's just where we see it the most obviously displayed. Nike does this, too...and do you need to review the Gillette scold-mercial?

As it happens, it's not bad business, either. This is where neo-Fascism (government control of private business assets) and crony-corporatism, come together. CNN/ATT works to preserve the Liberal Monolith, and in return, they get protection from their fellow-travelers in the legislature and the courts.
 

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The media is not a tool of the left. The media is a tool of those who control it and the left is only one major component of world domination/conquest.
FOX nor any other major right wing media outlet has ever raised a finger to expose the Federal Reserve, Zionism or the New World Order.

What they do not say tells more than what they do say. The glaring omissions are there for anyone who is curious enough to look for them.

In a corrupt society, the truth can be found in what is forbidden to say.
 

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Hoarder, it's well known the Media is a tool of the CIA to fit whatever narrative they want. And from what I'm seeing the left is the CIA. Kennedy figured this out decades ago and wanted to abolish them. Thus why he was assassinated. The best we could do for ourselves is to turn off the tube, stop watching movies from Hollywood, and pick up a good book to read while Trump finishes what JFK started.
 

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Hoarder, it's well known the Media is a tool of the CIA to fit whatever narrative they want. And from what I'm seeing the left is the CIA.
The CIA is a tool of the mass media....or for that matter, they are one and the same. The key piece of the puzzle is the common denominator. There is one, but it is forbidden to discuss.
Kennedy figured this out decades ago and wanted to abolish them. Thus why he was assassinated. The best we could do for ourselves is to turn off the tube, stop watching movies from Hollywood, and pick up a good book to read while Trump finishes what JFK started.
Kennedy was at odds with the banking sector, but you see that common denominator is right there and always has been.
 

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And he was also at odds with the CIA after the botched Bay of pigs.
 

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Knowing that 6 corporations control almost all the media in the US is disturbing at the very least. This is the part where I can agree with commies; billionaires cause a lot of problems in the country...especially the commie billionaires.
The existence of Commie Billionaires itself is evidence that the ideology is a tool of conquest having no connection to it's stated intentions.
 

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A virus that only attacks ashkenazi genes? hmmm Ooops, taboo topic...
 

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How does a biased and hard left CNN advance AT&T's interest?
It's not even a matter of AT&T's interest, it's a matter of the interests of the banking elite and their kin. They control most of the major corporations. Besides, they can profit from the foreknowledge of any losses those corporations suffer.
It's about control. Money is only a means to that end.
 

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It's not even a matter of AT&T's interest, it's a matter of the interests of the banking elite and their kin. They control most of the major corporations. Besides, they can profit from the foreknowledge of any losses those corporations suffer.
It's about control. Money is only a means to that end.
I suspect that they not only profit from losses their corporations suffer, but actually ARE THE REASON for the losses.
 

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All it would take is one guest making a veiled threat on live feed.
Attempting to overthrow a duly elected president by printing subversive materials is a treasonous activity....

Not saying the MSM has been complicit with the Deep States efforts to unseat Trump for the last 3+ years, but there’s strong evidence that could be the case....
 

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Attempting to overthrow a duly elected president by printing subversive materials is a treasonous activity....

Not saying the MSM has been complicit with the Deep States efforts to unseat Trump for the last 3+ years, but there’s strong evidence that could be the case....
Seriously dude?????
 

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Knowingly publishing/printing fake news stories designed to turn the population against the POTUS?

18 U.S. Code CHAPTER 115—TREASON, SEDITION, AND SUBVERSIVE ACTIVITIES
  1. § 2381. Treason
  2. § 2382. Misprision of treason
  3. § 2383. Rebellion or insurrection
  4. § 2384. Seditious conspiracy
  5. § 2385. Advocating overthrow of Government
  6. § 2386. Registration of certain organizations
  7. § 2387. Activities affecting armed forces generally
  8. § 2388. Activities affecting armed forces during war
  9. § 2389. Recruiting for service against United States
  10. § 2390. Enlistment to serve against United States
  11. [§ 2391. Repealed. Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXIII, § 330004(13), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2142]

18 U.S. Code § 2385.Advocating overthrow of Government

Whoever knowingly or willfully advocates, abets, advises, or teaches the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying the government of the United States or the government of any State, Territory, District or Possession thereof, or the government of any political subdivision therein, by force or violence, or by the assassination of any officer of any such government; or

Whoever, with intent to cause the overthrow or destruction of any such government, prints, publishes, edits, issues, circulates, sells, distributes, or publicly displays any written or printed matter advocating, advising, or teaching the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying any government in the United States by force or violence, or attempts to do so; or

Whoever organizes or helps or attempts to organize any society, group, or assembly of persons who teach, advocate, or encourage the overthrow or destruction of any such government by force or violence; or becomes or is a member of, or affiliates with, any such society, group, or assembly of persons, knowing the purposes thereof—

Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both, and shall be ineligible for employment by the United States or any department or agency thereof, for the five years next following his conviction.

If two or more persons conspire to commit any offense named in this section, each shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both, and shall be ineligible for employment by the United States or any department or agency thereof, for the five years next following his conviction.

As used in this section, the terms “organizes” and “organize”, with respect to any society, group, or assembly of persons, include the recruiting of new members, the forming of new units, and the regrouping or expansion of existing clubs, classes, and other units of such society, group, or assembly of persons.

(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 808; July 24, 1956, ch. 678, § 2, 70 Stat. 623; Pub. L. 87–486, June 19, 1962, 76 Stat. 103; Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXIII, § 330016(1)(N), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2148.)