Skip to comments.Rather Wants Govít To Save Media
Posted on 07/29/2009 9:17:45 AM PDT by AIM Freeper
Former CBS anchorman Dan Rather issued a call for the government to intervene to save the media.
From the Aspen Times
Former CBS anchorman Dan Rather told an Aspen audience Tuesday that journalism has declined to such a point that it is time for the government to intervene.
Appearing at the Greenwald Pavilion as part of the Aspen Institute's McCloskey Speaker Series, Rather said traditional journalism is under siege and called for media reform to become an immediate national priority.
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“A democracy and free people cannot thrive without a fiercely independent press, he said.”
Got two, one for news and one for business...FNC and FBN...
It’s only fair. Media has been saving Big Government for decades.
Traditional journalism can now be fact-checked by almost anyone.
This is the big problem, dishonest journalism must change to a culture of honesty, truth, and due diligence to be relevant (and profitable).
Tell it to Cronkite, Dan.
Have you tried flying Socialist Airways yet? It’s official name is Virgin America...CNN, MSN, MSNBC, Current, VH1, what a load of crap on their TV. AND CARBON OFFSETS! You can actually buy them if you want by swiping your credit card. Screw these guys...I don’t care if they start GIVING tickets away.
Rather wants Obama to set up a government commission, probably as a prelude to government handouts, to help preserve “a fiercely independent press.” Anybody else see a contradiction in that?
Yeah, no kidding. A Democrat Congress and President subsidize the MSM and it is suppose to be a “watchdog” over the government. It will be assured that if the Democrats keep in power the money keeps flowing to the MSM and if Republicans get in they will cut off the funding. I bet if the Democrats subsidize the MSM it will get so bad that some of the MSM might bring fake documents to accuse Republicans of wrong doings or even overlook serious rape allegations against Democrats. Ooops, Dan Rathers already been there and done that.
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