America’s news organizations are no longer stand-alone companies vying for dominance over competitors in the reporting of the news.
They should be competing with each other to deliver the true unbiased news, but they’re not.
Even though the news-print organizations like the New York Times are about to go out of business, this criticism about their business practices applies equally to the print and electronic agencies. However, presently, the network cable news organizations are the best example of this non-competing philosophy.
Recently one of CNN’s most left-leaning contributors admitted that the Trump/Russia collusion story, which has dominated their newscasts for weeks, was a “nothing burger” but no other network would criticize CNN for their 24-hour, anti-Trump coverage and this admission of reporting fake, lying news.
You would think that at least Fox News would take them to task for the admitted falseness of the news they report versus what they actually know to be the truth in their private and professional lives. Yet they continue to deliver the known false, sensational news that keeps their ratings up, and Fox just sits there and allows it to happen.
Fox and other networks should have played this statement to the hilt, but instead, they spiked it. Of course, there were some individual Fox programs like the Sean Hannity show that played the statement up. But Fox itself was quiet at a time when they could have made maximum headlines explaining the CNN lie and their false, lying practices, and likely done some serious damage to their competitor‘s reputation. Instead, they let it pass.
The news in America is partisan, and it‘s allowed to be that way from the highest levels of the various editorial staffs. And it’s even more disgusting because of that blatant partisanship, in what should be a non-partisan, honest-news-reporting environment.
It’s also a serious abuse of the constitution for a news agency to insist on constitutional protection to report the news, and then fabricate the news they deliver to the public.
It’s constitutionally dangerous and it does not serve the future of Americans and the way in which they get the news that allows them to make responsible decisions as citizens.