Should the FCC regulate the media?
POSTED: Tuesday, December 7, 2010 - 3:39pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 7:50pm
FCC Chairman Michael Copps says that the FCC should be regulating the U.S. media.
Copps claims that America is suffering from a lack of "quality journalism" and that the people need to get essential information in order to make good decisions about the country's political future.
His critics argue, however, that no one person can decide what is "essential" for Americans to hear and what isn't, because different people have different values.
What do you think? Should the FCC regulate the nation's media -- only allowing what can be deemed "important" for the American public and limiting the amount of "extra" stories that they may consider non-essential?
Or, should the national media outlets continue to cover all stories... even though some may not consider them "important" for the viewers?
Let us know in the comment section below.