Should Congress launch a formal investigation?

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Should congress investigate?

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  1. Jeremy
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    Should congress launch a formal investigation into the piss poor and blatent failure of ethical responsibilty by the media in regards to the AZ tragedy?

    And/or should they investigate the sheriff for his sophomoric abuse of office or at least an investigation into whether he violated his oath of office by his selfish politcal stunt?

    What say you?
     
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    No they other matters to attend to,Arizona's law enforcement and the FBI can do all that is needed.
     
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    Hell no. Why waste taxpayer money on kneejerk-hack-bloviating-partisan-blowhards?
     
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    YES and YES and YES...I want them to call dupnickel first
     
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    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

    Now I think the media coverage can be very biased on both sides, however they're protected under the constitution. It's unconstitutional to go after members of the media for what they report (no matter how idiotic it may be). Period.
     
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    It would be nice is they could have some repercussins for reporting falsehoods though
     
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    Ideally it would be very nice, but it's opening up a can of worms-how would you proved that they intentionally reported false news? The intent would be extremely hard to determine. That along with as I mentioned before they're protected by the 1 amendment.
     
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    That was the genius of the fairness doctorine.

    All it entailed was that if someone requested to give a rebuttal to something a station said that person would be given a momment to present facts if they could prove you only gave a one sided view.

    While it was in practice there was no problems with it that I remember.
     
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    No...overall the media reported fairly. If you are speaking of a few pundits that made fools of themselves...it sounds as if you are for the Fairness Doctrine. Watch out FOX!

    As for the sheriff...he's no different than Sheriff Joe. Or many, many Republican elected officials that say idiotic things.
     
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