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View Diary: ACORN and Sherrod: Do the traditional media have integrity and honor? (178 comments)

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  •  It's time to hold reporters accountable (0+ / 0-)

    It's time to hold those who purport to report news accountable for what they pick up and run with. Give us a way to separate real professionals from the shaft (intentional misspelling) – they get a license, they post the license, they work under a code of ethics, and if they do not perform due diligence before running with a story they lose that license.  Organizations will not be required to hire licensed reporters but those who want to be taken as serious news outlets will readily do so in order to differentiate themselves from political entertainment shows.  They garner the accountability that comes with the licensed professional.  They can assist their employees in becomeing licensed.  The audience will then have a way to sort out important news stories that we can believe from licensed professionals and be entertained by those who aren't!  It does not matter: print, tv, radio, internet – anyone who wants to be considered a professional and discuss daily events with credibility will get a license and manage themselves.  They will not report untruths and stories released by questionable foundations if it means losing their license and not being taken seriously.  

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