Journalists have a very important job. We are supposed to depend on them for the facts. But we can’t anymore and the blame is all theirs. A financial example is how a TV host will talk of a stock and shift the market to benefit the big fish and make chum of us little fish. A PC example is how they skip telling us the biggest clue to who the criminal may be by not telling us their skin color. Political honesty? Election 2016 enough said.
So it can cost us money, allow criminals to possibly continue their murderous spree or shift the direction of a country.
They (journalists) have a tremendous responsibility and they took advantage of us. So what are we going to do slap them on their lying typing fingers and forgive them? No, they killed our trust, we are a scorned reader/viewership.
There has to be a severe enough consequence that straightens them out, otherwise they will never change. Deciding what penalty to impose wont be as hard as when to.
We need a very obvious division between fact and opinion to be shown in all articles and on the screen. News broadcasts will show the Universal UN-Editable Facts while the opinion is said.
Maybe the word FACT boldly headlined followed by the facts that every newspaper and TV show share, similar to what AP wire should be. Then a bold OPINION headline followed by the opinion of your favorite host.
BUT this must be carefully monitored with a fine tooth comb. Maybe a new private company that gets fined by the government every time they slip up passing 50% of the penalty to AP or whoever it would be and highly publicized with a 3 strikes and your out rule.
This way no matter where you get your news we all know the facts and where we go determines your point of view. This will avoid the influence of “putting sauce on the story” like my Mother says.
I would do that on for blogging out loud)) if I could, but until we have a system that we can depend on, we will do our best to give you enough sources for you to make up your own mind.
Every story has facts. It’s just that we are misdirected to believe the opinions of the story. We have to get back to REAL FACTUAL NEWS!
Every news source will share this information and will NOT be able to edit this section AT ALL so it looks and is the same for every source. The viewer can optionally push a button to confirm a registered user. This section will be pulled from the cloud so that every registered user can embed it into their stories. Now the obvious point of “registered users” will trigger the MSM into thinking that we can limit the little voices and make them seem like unreliable because they don’t have the credentials to use this service. Well this is where the democracy of news must stay open like open source software. What is wrong with anyone like us showing the FACTS? Competition to the conglomerates.
This is where the sauce is laid on. My sauce has no garlic, not spicy like those other guys or girls. And you come here because this is what you like. Truthful and not PC correct. But you always have at hand the FACTS, so there is a clean distinction between what I am feeding you.
How this type of thing can be implemented will have as many opinions as there are TV channels. But this is one of the most important things we are facing in this new news gathering world.))
*Particulars of the plan are being worked on.