Monday, January 28, 2008

Government Sponsored Media? No, I'm not talking about Fox News

Last week when I was writing about China's ban on online porn, I shuttered when I read the story had been reported by "State Media." To me, a public run newspaper industry would spell disaster for those who want to report unbiased news about politics and the government. But with the decline 0f traditional media, what can be done to insure newspapers don't truly go the way of the literary dinosaurs? Michael Arrington over at Tech Crunch covers the story and cites some other very knowledgeable figures and their opinions on the matter.

But what do you think? Does the idea of government-run newspapers send shivers down your spine? Or in the wake of fox news, the patriot act and other crimes against our freedoms, is it just another cross to bear in la la land of the free, home of the brave?

1 comment:

NutCracker said...

We used to have a government ran media in Bulgaria, both newspapers and television, but that was before 1989. I think the US public used the terms "reds" and "communists" to describe us back then.