Last week in an interview Chuck Todd admitted that he has now, finally, after all these years, realized that Republicans come on his show and others specifically to tell lies and spread disinformation. How can you trust TV news and chat today?
What is Chuck, and what are the other reporters going to do about this? Given that an entire political party has now become the naked tool of oligarchs around the world and giant corporations, with an absolute willingness to lie to the American people regularly, it seems like, at the very least, these weekends news shows should be running on a 30-minute delay so that the staff of the networks will have time to fact check statements and put accurate information on screen.
They could simply ban them until the Party tells the truth, or ban individual Republicans on three strikes you’re out basis: after three lies within a one month period, you're banned for the next six months.
In any case, we have a real crisis right now with an entire political party committed to not just ignoring the truth but actively spreading lies and disinformation. Watch the media carefully to see how they deal with it.
Thom Hartmann discusses the lies on network television.
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