Straight From the Horses Mouth: News and Information Is a Commodity.

United States
October 9, 2009 12:47pm CST
Information is power... and it's for sale. Here is the article in the Seattle Times: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2010028979_apaschinamediacontent.html Their argument reminds me of the entertainment industry battles against movie and music piracy. Is news just a commodity like entertainment nowadays? If so, how should we view white house correspondents or embedded reporters. Will the government select which 'News Star' will be allowed access or leaks based on his/her celebrity status? When does information quit being news? Should news be owned?
1 response
@Destiny007 (5820)
• United States
10 Oct 09
News should never be owned. "He who controls the media controls the people." As to embedded reporters and such, all one has to do is look at Gibbs... he is a mindless propagandist of the worst order.... as are most of the reporters at the WH. As most of the news outlets just copy/paste from an AP feed, then will they also pay ofor that?
• United States
10 Oct 09
I like one of the comments at the bottom of the article. Their thinking is that the subjects of news are the actual owners of the news and the reporters should be required to buy the story from the subjects. Then they can resell it to us. It really makes one rethink 'knowledge'.
• United States
11 Oct 09
Yeah, I'm sure the truth will be told that way as well...