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I am not so sure this is a good idea.

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As much as I agree that the left-wing media is rife with fake, and misleading news, giving the president this kind of power would not be a good idea.  Sure, the Republicans might think this is a good idea right now, but will their tune change when the shoe is on the other foot?  It is not like we will have a Republican in office indefinitely.  One of the roles of the media is to keep people in office honest, even though a lot of the time we find out they are actually helping politicians be dishonest, the role is still there.

 

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On 8/7/2018 at 11:48 AM, Knotical said:
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As much as I agree that the left-wing media is rife with fake, and misleading news, giving the president this kind of power would not be a good idea.  Sure, the Republicans might think this is a good idea right now, but will their tune change when the shoe is on the other foot?  It is not like we will have a Republican in office indefinitely.  One of the roles of the media is to keep people in office honest, even though a lot of the time we find out they are actually helping politicians be dishonest, the role is still there.

 

I think most press or news outlets are struggling to stay significant. We used to have to turn to the main stream media for our news and worst wait for it at certain times like 6 o'clock and 11 o'clock news, but with current technology and the President's use of Twitter etc., we can actually fact check or bypass the middle man and receive actual footage or events real time. Seldom do I find the main stream narrative accurate in reporting what this or that person said, but it is slanted from personal bias. Any pre-suppositional apologist can understand why this is the case as most reporters lack any moral integrity whatsoever but derive their sense of such from man or a political party bias.

 

The White House needs to advance itself in the current technology, and make it easier and more desirable to "tune" in through internet subscriptions etc...

 

Regarding White House press briefings etc., is there a Constitutional right for all outlets without exception to have access to it or is this a privilege?

 

Fact is, the mainstream media does not trust the people by its very example of biased reporting. There used to be a time when a reporter's presence was felt too much in an article and any good editor would make the reporter redo his article removing himself from out of what was writ. However, the biased narrative leaves the people only informed from a perception the reporter has which is forced on the reader. The mainstream media needs to report the facts and let the people decide for themselves what fits according to the reader's worldview. In a way this is a frustration I had when my daughter went off to an University. She took a philosophy class and I was eager to speak to her about what she learned. I was excited thinking that she would learn "how" to think, but she was most adamant that her Professors did not do this, but rather taught her "what" to think.

 

Just my thoughts,

William

 

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That is a horrible idea.

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Just now, Origen said:

That is a horrible idea.

The OP or mine?

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18 minutes ago, William said:

The OP or mine?

YOU!

 

No, no, no, the OP.  lol

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Question, do any news outlets actually own their satellites in space or do they lease from the government? Just curious about jurisdiction.

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Good question, even though it is off topic :classic_wink: .  I would imagine the satellites themselves were purchased by the companies themselves, the they paid the government to launch them.  Up until there were private launches, that is.

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59 minutes ago, Knotical said:
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As much as I agree that the left-wing media is rife with fake, and misleading news, giving the president this kind of power would not be a good idea.  Sure, the Republicans might think this is a good idea right now, but will their tune change when the shoe is on the other foot?  It is not like we will have a Republican in office indefinitely.  One of the roles of the media is to keep people in office honest, even though a lot of the time we find out they are actually helping politicians be dishonest, the role is still there.

 

Honesty in government is greatly to be desired, yet all too rarely found. It's all corrupt and although ( idealistically) it would be nice if the media could rein in some of the lower impulses of our politicians, it's been sidelined. Nobody wants to talk to each other anymore unless all are in perfect concord. Left wing, right wing, the whole bird's injured and needs to be nursed back to health.

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1 minute ago, ConfessionalLutheran said:

Honesty in government is greatly to be desired, yet all too rarely found. It's all corrupt and although ( idealistically) it would be nice if the media could rein in some of the lower impulses of our politicians, it's been sidelined. Nobody wants to talk to each other anymore unless all are in perfect concord. Left wing, right wing, the whole bird's injured and needs to be nursed back to health.

Or the bird just needs more wings.

 

I may be skewing the metaphor a bit, but we really need more than just a two party system.

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2 minutes ago, Knotical said:

Good question, even though it is off topic :classic_wink: .  I would imagine the satellites themselves were purchased by the companies themselves, the they paid the government to launch them.  Up until there were private launches, that is.

The reason I asked is that I would think that with jurisdiction there could be imposed certain ethics etc on how such equipment is used.

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1 minute ago, William said:

The reason I asked is that I would think that with jurisdiction there could be imposed certain ethics etc on how such equipment is used.

That would depend on whether or not the government has any kind of control over the satellites.  If all the controls are with the company that owns it, then the government would not really have much power to control it, unless there are government hackers that can fix that kind of thing.

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1 minute ago, Knotical said:

That would depend on whether or not the government has any kind of control over the satellites.  If all the controls are with the company that owns it, then the government would not really have much power to control it, unless there are government hackers that can fix that kind of thing.

I would think the government does have control if they lease to private companies. I'd think it really wouldn't be difficult blotting out a satellite in space either. That is, if there's such thing as controlled airspace above our nation? I know Russia has sparked interest in our sky gazers as one of its "craft" was spotted maneuvering around up there. Specialist or experts in the field have suggested that Russia has a satellite killer.

 

No wonder we are creating a "Space Force". With private enterprise roaming about us, someone needs to make sure that people stay honest.

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4 minutes ago, William said:

I would think the government does have control if they lease to private companies. I'd think it really wouldn't be difficult blotting out a satellite in space either. That is, if there's such thing as controlled airspace above our nation? I know Russia has sparked interest in our sky gazers as one of its "craft" was spotted maneuvering around up there. Specialist or experts in the field have suggested that Russia has a satellite killer.

 

No wonder we are creating a "Space Force".

It's been over thirty years, but we may actually get Reagan's Star Wars program off the ground.

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