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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 7/6/2002 8:33:34 AM EST
or "government sponsored" news agency? When I read news articles from other countries it always mentions that it is the official news agency or newspaper of that country or government. Now, I know we have freedom of the press here but what news agencies are considered, by readers in other countries, our official news organization or newspaper? Is it even written that way in foreign newspapers? Any of you world travelers seen any reference to a United States official news agency or newspaper?
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Our only "official" news broadcasting facility is Voice of America, which is sent out via short vave radio to most of the world. It is prohibited by law from broadcasting to the USA, but of course the radio waves don't know that, and you can pick up VOA broadcasts on any decent short wave radio. Public broadcasting on both radio and TV is partially funded by the federal govt., but it's not government broadcasting in the sense that the brodcast outlets in other parts of the world are. The big difference between us and most everywhere else is that the private sector has always had access to the broadcast bands, while in much of the rest of the world governments have kept control of air waves to themselves. In recent years,governments in other parts of the world have opened up their broadcasting to the private sector, and in almost every such case, the "government" broadcast outlets have become secondary. In the UK, for instance, the BBC has become more and more an also ran, since private broadcasting came in some years back.
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Originally Posted By rainman: or "government sponsored" news agency? When I read news articles from other countries it always mentions that it is the official news agency or newspaper of that country or government. Now, I know we have freedom of the press here but what news agencies are considered, by readers in other countries, our official news organization or newspaper? Is it even written that way in foreign newspapers? Any of you world travelers seen any reference to a United States official news agency or newspaper?
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The US Govt is the largest publisher in the world. They have multiple official pubs. You have to be more specific, what are you interested in? The CSPC sent to me in the mail that where they list all of the devices that were being recalled before it was cut due to budget. I bet if you do a search on a particular subject, you can find the official word from the govt, how about NASA/JPL?
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I was hoping it wouldn't be the New York Times.
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In a book named something like The Cult of Inteligence by a Victor somebody,I remember him stating that one of the 3 national tv names was 3 letter agency proprietary. He was restrained by court order from revealing wich. If you read between the lines you would know. This guy was like the number 3 man at the agency. A very good book. He also mentioned that it is within the agency charter to deal drugs or any other illegal commerce to generate funds for ops, as long as the agent does not profit personaly..... Just membered, Marchetti or something like that is the name.
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