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musicotic May 19th, 2017 5:18pm

Should there be restrictions on what the media can say?

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Mark3
05/21/17 12:06 pm

Not legal restrictions anyway.

Suzan Hawaii
05/20/17 6:24 am

I would love to see the unemotional truth

lightsabr2 The Big Sky
05/20/17 12:18 am

No governmental restrictions, so long as what's reported is truthful. The people don't have any requirement to listen to the spin, though.

Injectable Mojave Mo Problems
05/19/17 9:07 pm

Set by who? No thanks.

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followingsea Illinois is
05/19/17 7:44 pm

Freedom of the press, important but, needs a translator.

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jackus The Neighborhood
05/19/17 6:22 pm

Taking away rights is a slippery slope, no matter how small it may seem in just one instance.

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shygal47 Florida east coast
05/19/17 5:35 pm

No but they should police themselves on topics of national security.
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JayBlotus
05/19/17 5:03 pm

Yes, they should speak the facts.

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mfjd1948 rural johnson co iowa
05/19/17 4:06 pm

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.

PalmettoCon South Carolina
05/19/17 3:46 pm

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?

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
05/19/17 3:02 pm

The truth might be a good thing instead of the lies

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ProudCentrist Chicago, Illinois
05/19/17 1:48 pm

Let them say whatever they want. It's the choice of the people whether to believe the media or to not believe the media.

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singkitty In the cloud
05/19/17 2:09 pm

It'd be nice if our president could do that.

commonsense America isnt racist
05/19/17 1:12 pm

No. But there should be fines, loss of air time and punishments for false reporting.

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ctskapski x
05/21/17 4:46 am

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.

Brandon2018 Stocks Are Overvalued
05/19/17 11:11 am

No. Everyone has the first amendment, even fake news.

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LibArtie SW Connecticut
05/19/17 12:33 pm

Maybe it's time to consider placing restrictions on organizations that promote themselves as custodians of news, similar to truth in advertising laws.