Trump wants a govt run TV network?
This is a colossally bad idea. PBS is bad enough.
We often say here that Trump does some good and that he does some bad. He is not the monster some portray him to be. However he is prone to wild visions of state grandiosity (think the scrapped military parade) which is of significant concern particularly for those of us inclined toward small government. Now he's suggesting a state run television network?
Sure most of the media is a mouthpiece for the Democratic Party. Yes, talking points are shared and agenda's pushed. But official "state run" TV in the USA? This should never happen.
President Trump on Monday suggested the government start its own television network as he voiced frustration with the way CNN in particular has covered his administration.
"Throughout the world, CNN has a powerful voice portraying the United States in an unfair and false way. Something has to be done, including the possibility of the United States starting our own Worldwide Network to show the World the way we really are, GREAT!" Trump wrote on Twitter.
No thanks Mr. President. We shouldn't look for excuses to expand the state. Our inclination should be toward shrinking the state.
Highlight the nonsense that often flows from CNN and elsewhere. The old media certainly deserve it. But the last thing Americans need is "official" government news.
Hey, weren't we going to defund NPR? What happened to that?