Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Does America have a Government Controlled Media?

Well, I wouldn't say that we take a random sample to assess whether the country's media is biased.

I have a few 'journalists' in mind...

Let's take a look at 3 young turks of the news media, and analyze their political inclination (persuasion).

  • Chuck Todd: Moderator of  NBC's weekly Sunday news program, Meet the Press
Before coming to the world of political reporting and analysis, Todd earned practical political experience on initiative campaigns in Florida and various national campaigns based in Washington, D.C.[7] While in college, Todd worked for the 1992 presidential campaign of Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and later started part-time at The Hotline.

Todd resides in Arlington, Virginia, with his wife, Kristian Denny Todd, daughter Margaret, and son Harrison.[17] Kristian Denny Todd is a communications professional and cofounder of Maverick Strategies and Mail, which provides direct mail and consulting services for Democratic candidates and progressive causes;[17][18][19] she was spokesperson for Senator candidate Jim Webb.[20] He received the honorary degree Doctor of Humane Letters in recognition for his work in journalism from Marymount University during its sixty-second commencement ceremony.[21]

Stephanopoulos was, along with David Wilhelm and James Carville, a leading member of Clinton's 1992 U.S. presidential campaign. His role on the campaign is portrayed in the documentary film The War Room (1993).
At the outset of Clinton's presidency, Stephanopoulos served as the de facto press secretary, briefing the press even though Dee Dee Myers was officially the White House Press Secretary. Later, he was moved to Senior Advisor on Policy and Strategy, when Myers began personally conducting the briefings (following several verbal missteps by Stephanopoulos) and David Gergen was brought in as the new White House Communications Director. The move was largely viewed as a rebuke to Stephanopoulos's handling of public relations during the first six months of the Clinton administration.[by whom?][citation needed]

  • Jay CarneyAfter more than three years as President Obama's press secretaryJay Carney, 49, joined CNN on Sept. 10. Personally recruited by CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker, whom Carney met during the 1990s when wife Claire Shipman was White House correspondent for NBC News, Carney says he's not thinking about a long-term TV career. Rather, the former Time magazine D.C. bureau chief is keeping his options open while sparring with the likes of John McCain.
Prior to his appointment as Press Secretary he was director of communications for Vice President Joe Biden. Carney previously served as Washington Bureau Chief for Time magazine, a post he held from September 2005 until December 2008, and as a regular contributor in the "roundtable" segment of ABC NewsThis Week with George Stephanopoulos. President Obama announced he had accepted Carney's resignation as press secretary on May 30, 2014.

The White House Press Corps noted that while President Obama promised a more transparent administration, CNN's Brianna Keilar notes, "anyone here can tell you there's less access than under the Bush administration".[9] Carney proceeded to cite the rise of internet journalism for making photojournalists obsolete, but promised the White House would do everything it could to rectify this problem. [11]

Well, does my assertion that these youthful democrats manifest a distorted and biased opinion impress anyone?  It simply baffles me how they can get away with calling themselves journalists, when they should more appropriately be called political agents promoting a party's agenda. 

Well does America have a government controlled media?

Just in case you had any doubts; By simply examining these three newscasters, I hope that now you can see that it does not.




1 comment:

Arsenio A. Lembert Jr. said...

FYI:actually it does have a government controlled media.