"Certifying" New Agencies.

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    This would probably be very controversial..but what the heck.

    The Idea is to grant certification to News Organizations. This would probably be done by a panel of politicians/media industry personal and academics. There would be 2 types of certifications.

    Accurate and unbiased - Refers to organizations that report news in an unbiased and accurate manner.

    Accurate - Refers to organizations that report news in an accurate manner.

    All certified news organizations would either have perference or solo access to press conferences and the like.

    One could lose certification by publishing false stories without retraction within 72 hours.

    This of course would in no way keep anyone from broadcasting "News". It would just insure accuracy.
     
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    Is there any way you could work executions into the punishment?
     
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    What a joke.....
     
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    :lol:

    Naw..but a public flogging might be in order..
     
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    Only if that agency were to also grant certification to the exercise of the other aspects of the 1st amendment. ie. all free speech must be certified, all religions must be certified, all public assemblies must be certified. gotta keep it fair yaknow? :smoke:
     
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    Wouldn't go that far.

    And it's more a way to tell what news organizations are reliable and what are not.

    I've seen more hearings in Congress about real and fake sports then real and fake news..
     
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    In my opinion I would think that the first amendment would have to be repealed in order for those agency certifications to be constitutional. But I give you credit for creativity. One day you guys will find a way to shut down FNC. Don't give up. There is still hope. :lol:
     
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    Not so sure about that. This isn't about "shutting down" anything. It's more about "Quality Assurance".
     
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    More or less just stricter FCC license guidlines? I dunno. Not a big fan expanding government regulation myself.

    How about prohibiting non-media corporations from owning stakes in media outlets. (ie. GE, Microsoft with MSNBC)
    Or prohibiting investment into American media outlets from sources outside the country (ie. Saudi Prince with Fox News)
     
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    Maybe..or maybe a new public/private hybrid that does the certification.

    I think that's another issue. This isn't so much about ownership..as it is about the quality of "American" news organizations. We pretty much are still the "gold standard" when it comes to reporting news in a fair and accurate way. It's important that gets retained.
     
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