Should journalists be banned from making political donations?

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  • ouisc Farmington, UT
    July 18, 2012 10:32 a.m.

    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.

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    July 18, 2012 7:16 a.m.

    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 replaces incomes?

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    July 17, 2012 10:58 p.m.

    I'd bet the NRA donates quite a bit more than all journalists combined.

  • JoeBlow Far East USA, SC
    July 17, 2012 5:01 p.m.


    You are worried about journalists?

    Should corporations and Unions be banned from making political donations?

    That is a much more relevant question.