Once it is realized that free press is dead, there it is realized that
journalists may as well contribute to the very politicians of their choice.Modern media is nothing more than a propaganda machine, whether
you're following CNN, FOXNews, or the Deseret News. They all have sponsors
that will continue sponsoring reporting as long as the reporting continues to
follow a specific agenda and style. Media has become very good at presenting
news to cater to their established audience. Even NPR is becoming suspect as
they begin to cater to the sensitivities of their sponsors.
I don't see how a journalist can call themselves journalist if they do
become political activist. You can't be a journalist of a free press if you
are a political activist. If a journalist or news corporation does donate to
political oppression then they should be denied all titles as press
representation.And yes, Unions and organized labor have every right
to support candidates who support worker prosperity and pursuit of dreams over
corporate slave labor. What workers do with their incomes is no ones business.
Special interest hogs can lobby government, why can't the workers using the
same kind of lobbyist representation?Utah has a ($9,000,000,000)
money farm at Hill AFB feeding our economy, now take 30% of that out of the
state in workers pay and what do you get? Who offsets a $21 billion dollar (7:1
value) economic loss?What is Wisconsin going to do when it runs out
of money as teachers, police, firefighters, and road workers and secretaries
stop paying income taxes because they don't earn enough to tax it? If all
state workers become welfare entitled in poverty, who pays taxes? Welfare
I'd bet the NRA donates quite a bit more than all journalists combined.
Journalists?You are worried about journalists?Should
corporations and Unions be banned from making political donations?That is a much more relevant question.