Should there be restrictions on what the media can say?
Not legal restrictions anyway.
I would love to see the unemotional truth
No governmental restrictions, so long as what's reported is truthful. The people don't have any requirement to listen to the spin, though.
Set by who? No thanks.
Freedom of the press, important but, needs a translator.
Taking away rights is a slippery slope, no matter how small it may seem in just one instance.
No but they should police themselves on topics of national security.
Yes, they should speak the facts.
We are the ultimate judges of the press. If what the media reports, you feel it is inaccurate then don't watch or read. If you think it is too critical go elsewhere for your news. But don't call for restrictions on the freedom of the press because you disagree with what it is reporting. The free market ultimately decides which news outlets will survive and which will fold.
How about the free market just punish people that lie instead of letting the government do it. Do you liberals actually trust Donald Trump to stop the media? Do Republicans trust Obama?
The truth might be a good thing instead of the lies
Let them say whatever they want. It's the choice of the people whether to believe the media or to not believe the media.
Be nice if they say the truth.
It'd be nice if our president could do that.
No. But there should be fines, loss of air time and punishments for false reporting.
Ideally that would happen when people realize that their particular news source is inferior.
Unfortunately, this is not the case.
Many people have strong confirmation bias.
No. Everyone has the first amendment, even fake news.
Maybe it's time to consider placing restrictions on organizations that promote themselves as custodians of news, similar to truth in advertising laws.