Hey news organizations…..set a bar!

Yesterday, I wrote a bit about what a detriment the unwillingness of broadcast news organizations to establish standards to appear on their programs does to stop progress towards a fact based, informed electorate. The pseudo attempt at being fair winds up with one side making logical, fact based arguments while the other side just delivers talking points that wind up being essentially a free political ad.

I could put a list together of those that I consider the absolute worst offenders that still appear regularly and do nothing to advance an understanding of important issues but I’m sure most thinking, informed people have their own. Seeing them come on almost automatically induces projectile vomiting. Remember during the 2016 campaign the absurdity of Sean Spicer and Kelly Ann Conway? Personally, Sean Spicer’s “My Little Pony” defense of Melania Trump’s plagiarism should have been an instant disqualifier. Ditto for Conway’s statement, while working for Cruz, that “Donald Trump made his money on the backs of little people”. Seeya Kelly Ann, don’t call us, we’ll call you.

I’m putting in a link from one of my top offenders. A man who in my book long ago demonstrated that he doesn’t register on a credibility meter and yet, CNN repeatedly has him appear on their programming. Ask yourself (I’d love to ask whoever signed this man to be a contributor what kind of bar they utilize in their hiring process), would you pay a nickel for this man’s opinion. Credibility? Really?

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