Stephanie Sledge TheGovernmentRag November 18. 2010
Rockefeller Tells FCC to Give FOX and MSNBC ” Eviction Notice”- Americans Paying to be Dumbed Down
FOX and MSNBC received the “Verbal Eviction Notice” and is being accused of helping “dumb down America,” as Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) addressed a committee meeting about television re-transmission consent on Wednesday. He described in his speech how Americans have a deep hungry for the truth and they are no longer getting it from the mainstream news stations like FOX and MSNBC. ” These news organizations, who were once watchdogs to keep government in check, is now serving their companies interests rather than the citizens.” Rockefeller also addressed that when it comes to developing content packages on tv, it has become a race to the bottom and that the news media have surrendered to the force of entertainment and no longer serve the purpose of getting the truth to the people.
“As citizens, we are paying “one heck of a price” for dumbing down America and the news media have a huge responsibility in that,” Rockefeller says. As Americans now are learning of the horrific corruption and crimes taking place in our government in current events today, the mainstream has been on an entertainment agenda and forgot about the real watchdog investigative journalism that keeps our government in check. More and more Americans have turned off their televisions, tuned into talk radio, and read alternative investigative news on the internet to seek the truth they crave to save our Republic.