Voting is highly emphasized in American culture. Asking questions related to public policy takes a lower priority.

In a free and honest society, newspeople would be asking questions related to public policy all of the time.

Alternative Media Continues To Ask Questions

Aging RNC approved politician:

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Front page news has been replaced by a weekly grocery store ad. Details here: Ongoing Breakdown of Society

Same local paper:

$6.3 million in federal cash for a used hotel.

December 8, 2022 The Daily World

Dept. of Ag invests $6.3M to purchase Ocean Shores hotel

$6.3 million “to fund the acquisition of an existing hotel. Marathon Enterprises Inc. is located in Ocean Shores, Grays Harbor County, Washington. The project is expected to result in saving eight jobs and creating one full time job.”

Any questions from newspeople?

Love to see newspeople ask: Is there any shortage of lodging facilities in this community?

The Press

Much of what we get today is sort of a press release style of news reporting where a statement is prepared by whatever agency was involved in the latest policy update, drug bust/federal grant money award, etc.

Newspeople post this statement as is.

A 5th grade book report would require more in the way of asking questions.

Alternative media/bloggers

People who take no public funds, private donations or advertising dollars are free to ask questions at any time. Why not the press?

I’d be more interested in paying (again) for a local paper subscription if there was more in the way of newspeople asking questions.

Local papers have stripped away all comments from past articles, and removed the opportunity to post comments to new articles.

Various newspapers in the Puget Sound area have gone with this trend.

Elimination of reader comments works against the idea of paying for an online subscription.

Manage it, don’t ban it. Online comment sections

JFK speaks about the role of the press in a free society:

More here:

Over at the US Armed Forces recruiting office

Hostile Forces in Distant Lands

Cultural Honesty

Update – Newspeople Not Asking Questions