Seriously Crazy Idea: Trump Proposes US State-Run News Agency

Trump is blasting CNN again today. OK, but his alleged "solution" is seriously crazy.

Here are some counter-Tweets that I agree with:

Wow. All the "news" Trump wants you to hear and nothing more. This is truly crazy.

Having a state run news agency does not prove greatness. It proves the opposite.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Comments (49)
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EndOFBabylon
EndOFBabylon

Dont we already have FOX NEWS and COAST TO COAST AM? Please...

EndOFBabylon
EndOFBabylon

You voted for CRAZY...Own it...AntiChrist Trump and his den of vipers!

Jcbl
Jcbl

Don't we already have the Voice of America:

Tengen
Tengen

Sounds like he's groping for 2020 slogans. He can't just recycle lock her up, build the wall, end the wars, and drain the swamp. Maybe this time he'll Make Propaganda Great Again?

That said, there's little reason to be scared of Trump's ideas since he seldom intends to implement them. If Kim Jong Un were on the ball, he'd claim partial credit for this, saying he brought it up during their meetings. Would this make Trump Big Rocket Man?

Realist
Realist

I feel very, very, very sorry for the US. Worst President ever.

Kinuachdrach
Kinuachdrach

Really! Please read what President Trump actually wrote. He was talking about the negative way CNN presents the US to the world, and the need to present a more accurate picture of the US to people in other countries. He was not saying anything about controlling what US citizens hear within the US.

There is nothing seriously crazy about that idea of presenting a more balanced picture of the country to those outside the borders -- other countries do it, see for example the BBC's Worldwide Service or Russia Today. The flaw in the idea is that, as Jcbl points out, the US has already been running Voice of America for decades. Of course, VOA has the same problem as CNN -- no-one pays any attention to them anymore.

gregggg
gregggg

... we will call it Pravda.

Six000mileyear
Six000mileyear

But who would want to work for such a news outlet?

Bam_Man
Bam_Man

We are going "Full Retard" now. Just bought some more Gold five minutes ago. "Cyber Monday Special".

thimk
thimk

totally unnecessary endeavor to replace fake news with trumphoria ; alt-news sifts through the biases . just keep the internet free and open , MSM will atrophy.

Cecil1
Cecil1

Trump is smart in a lot of ways but this is completely backwards.

What we need is to end internet and social media censorship and shadow banning etc so MORE news agency and sources can compete and deliver their news.

The fake news is destroyed by attacking those media outlets trying to control the news flow, NOT by making your own bloated agency.

gregggg
gregggg

I wonder if the US Pravda would carry this story? 20 years ago, the MSM would kill each other off to carry this one, but they are all beholden now.

pgp
pgp

News flash: The media is already controlled by the government, its corporate supporters and various elite "institutions".

Sechel
Sechel

He already has Lara Trump and Sarah Sanders. Trump is just trolling the news media. Democratic Congress would never fund it. Besides his FOX buddies already do this work

WCVarones
WCVarones

We already have state-sponsored propaganda networks: NPR and PBS.

offintherough
offintherough

1984 and SkyNet gets a little closer every day...loved DARPA's Yuma synchronized killer drone test which can change targets on the fly and evaluated changing battlefield situations....can't wait to see how that is deployed during US protests in major cities

KidHorn
KidHorn

I have FIOS and they keep adding new news channels and they all seem to be right leaning. I agree CNN leans heavily to the left, but we already have enough channels to counter their viewpoint.

HenryBowman
HenryBowman

What's nuts is that THREE ALREADY EXIST: Voice of America, PBS, and NPR. Why can't he use those instead of inventing yet another new one? Is it because they're hopelessly infested with progressive termite damage? What makes him think his new one will escape that fate?