May 15, 2001
all the news that's unfit to broadcast

A petition to stop TV infotainment programs calling themselves "News". Broadcasters are granted part of the spectrum by the government (read: the public) on the condition that they provide programs that serve the public interest. While the above petition can be seen as a joke, it's pretty much spot on. Even in the framework of the (completely skewed) existing laws, most broadcasters are well below any reasonable standard.

Tear Gas: Harassing Agent or Toxic Chemical Weapon?

posted by dru in blog