From The Constitution of the United States of America:
Among other things, this gives the press the freedom from government intervention of what it, the press, decides to cover and/or NOT COVER.
I complain about the coverage of the media, normally about how it covers the Black community or of interests to what I think are the Black community or about what interests me. While I want the press to be impartial and accurate, I know they have no real "duty" to be either.
It bothers me, A LOT, when they are neither but I know they have NO Constitutional role to be impartial and accurate. They have NO Constitutional requirement to be ethical. The Drudge Report "reports":
On the night of June 24, the media and government become
one, when ABC turns its programming over to President Obama and White
House officials to push government run health care -- a move that has
ignited an ethical firestorm!
Highlights on the agenda:
ABCNEWS anchor Charlie Gibson will deliver WORLD NEWS from the Blue Room of the White House.
The network plans a primetime special -- 'Prescription for America' -- originating from the East Room, exclude opposing voices on the debate.
The Director of Communications at the White House Office of Health Reform is Linda Douglass, who worked as a reporter for ABC News from 1998-2006.
ABC News providing this coverage from the White House is not the issue as far as I'm concerned. The issue is there are no opposing views to this at the time or immediately following up when the Obama administration is proposing changes to the health care systsem that will affect the health of people and the economy.
Change for change's sake is not a good thing.