Oh, boy… you guys better get strapped-in for this one. Whether it’s a good idea or not, President Trump has “suggested” that a government-run television news channel is just what we need right now. No matter where you sit politically, socially, or hairstyle-wise, there might be a better way to deliver that information other than Twitter.
The idea is to combat the negative press streaming across the globe from the powerful reach of CNN. This alternative news source would offer insights into America that tout its greatness and broadcasts a government-biased opinion rather than the anti-Trump administration lean CNN has come to be known for.
The Fake News Media builds Bob Mueller up as a Saint when in actuality he is the exact opposite. (Mueller) is doing TREMENDOUS damage to our Criminal Justice System.
While the US already runs several media outlets via the US Agency for Global Media, we have to wonder what would make this brand new channel different? The US Agency channels run on a few of the same keynotes that Trump would likely want to showcase in the new government-run network:
- Expanding freedom of information and expression… which in turn support American interests through stability, peace, alliances, and trade.
- Communicating America’s democratic experience and values, which serves the same purpose. In covering the United States, we open a window onto democracy in action.
We have all heard the story about the blow-up between the president and CNN’s Jim Acosta that wound-up calling into question how much power the presidential office truly holds over the credentials of media personnel. The fact that Fox News joined the fight and actually took CNN’s side should tell us all something about Americans’ beliefs on freedom of speech and press.
It seems like we’re always at a crossroads in America. From voting and movements to privacy breaches and foreign relations, it’s always something to divide. I am by no means saying that this is a trivial matter and should be taken lightly, but since we already have those wonderful media outlets we budget for, are we really going green-light another?