No Really! Could it happen?
When Donald Trump began his run up to the general election I was one of those that thought he was doing nothing more than expanding his brand….I was deeply mistaken…..
I even wrote a post about his possibility of a new “Trump TV”……
There has been lots of verbiage on the treatment Trump is getting in the media….most of his supporters feel they are being unduly targeted for their support…..I can see where they would be feeling thus……I have some stuff uttered on the news that I do not think needs to be said….that is until there is concrete proof.
This brings me to a loyal reader of IST, The Ripening Wanderer, while we may not always agree I cherish his input. He recently wrote a post that called for a possible “Trump News Network” and I quote: “I think it is high time for Americans to be able to turn on their radios and their TVs and go to the “Trump News Network.”
I basically wrote that post to make light of the possibility…..but it seems that once a gain I may be proven mistaken……
The conservative online media outlet Right Side Broadcasting Network (RSBN), dubbed “Trump TV” by the Washington Post, announced this week that it is expanding into a 24-hour operationthat will “be in the White House … at the press briefings” during the Trump administration.
The pro-Trump website has live-streamed nearly every Trump campaign event, produced debate analysis with Trump campaign aides that streamed on Trump’s official Facebook Page, and even set-up a camera to capture transition efforts from the lobby of Trump Tower for its nearly 250,000 YouTube subscribers. Seemingly with the blessing of the Trump campaign, RBSN has set itself up as the official destination of broadcast counter news programming for the pro-Trump crowd.
I do not mind a new Right wing site….but I thought that was the job of FOX News.
But a site dedicated to the presidency is just out there….we have CSPAN which covers most everything done in the government from congressional votes to the president…..
If this is a site that wants to push bullshit then I say…NO to credentials….they can do their worse without them…..
I am old fashion.…I believe in a balanced approach for the news…..something we have not had in this country for 30-40 years……and it is only getting worse…..day by day.
Like so many countries that has a “strong man” in charge….there is a state run media outlet….this allows all the propaganda the dictator wants the people to know and believe…..thank goodness that countries with so-called “democracy” has an open and free media…there is no state sponsored news (or so they want us to believe)…..
As written previously, there is a 24-hour network that wants to be the voice of the Trump presidency….but could there be another form of Trump propaganda?
Ever hear of an institution called “Voice Of America“?
Trump as the president will have control over this media outlet……is there a possibility for a state-run media?
We’re not talking about Russia anymore. Thanks to a provision tucked into the defense bill passed by Congress last week, President-elect Trump will inherit a newly empowered state-run TV network, according to Politico. The provision dissolved the bipartisan Broadcasting Board of Governors, the agency that supervises the government-funded Voice of America (VOA), Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Radio y Television Marti, Radio Free Asia, and the Middle East Broadcast Networks. This provision, along with a 2013 change that allows VOA to reach U.S. audiences opens a path for Trump to push propaganda through the U.S. diplomacy arm. In other words, he may be getting Trump TV after all.
President-elect Donald Trump is about to inherit a newly empowered Voice of America that some officials fear could serve as an unfettered propaganda arm for the former reality TV star who has flirted for years with launching his own network.
Buried on page 1,404 of the National Defense Authorization Act that passed last week is a provision that would disband the bipartisan board of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, the independent U.S. agency that includes Voice of America, Radio Free Europe, Radio Free Asia, and the Middle East Broadcast Networks.
The move – pushed by House Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce as a way to streamline the agency – concentrates control into a powerful CEO that is appointed by the president.
That change, combined with a 2013 legislative revision that allows the network to legally reach a U.S. audience, which was once banned, could pave the way for Trump-approved content created by the U.S. diplomacy arm, if he chooses to exploit the opportunity.
We Americans know that Trump is ego freak that likes to see his name up in lights….but will he take advantage of this situation to have his own state-run media outlet?…..”All the news Trump wants you to know”……
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