CNN reported that President Donald Trump recently proposed the idea of starting a new television network. CNN said the president made the suggestion after attacking CNN International at a Medicare event in Florida. Trump said the news network is "so bad" and called it a "terrible thing for our country."
"We ought to start our own network and put some real news out there," Trump said.
CNN reported that Trump added, "We really are, we are looking at that. We should do something about it too. Put some really talented people and get a real voice out there, not a voice that's fake."
The Shop Talk panelists explain why they think it’s a bad idea for the nation’s president to start a television network while he is in office.
Shop Talk is a weekly panel discussion about journalism issues. This week’s program featured Will Buss, who teaches in the Department of Broadcasting and Journalism at Western Illinois University and advises the student editors at the Western Courier, the students at student radio station The Dog, and the WIU chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists; Rajvee Subramanian, who teaches in the Department of Broadcasting and Journalism at Western Illinois University; and TSPR News Director Rich Egger.