Skip to comments.(German Constitutional) Court: Politicians have too much power over TV
Posted on 03/25/2014 11:13:06 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Germanys top court ruled on Tuesday morning that politicians have too much influence over the countrys state broadcaster.
The Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe decided that several aspects of broadcaster ZDFs state contract were against the constitution. [ ]
Politicians can also have no decisive influence over the selection of members for the television board, the court added.
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Why should the government need a state owned media?
I know that they all do even the US has PBS and NPR, but why? In the early days of broadcast there was no NPR and to my knowledge there has never been a national press.
NPR used to be called “The National Educational Radio Network”, and was privately-funded by the Ford Foundation, Kellogg, and a few others, that broadcast educational radio on a very few stations.
Many local stations broadcast educational stuff at the beginning, but that slid due to the need to make EVIL PROFIT.
Then, Lyndon Johnson signed the Public Broadcasting Act, that created the Corporation For Public Broadcasting, basically nationalizing NPR, and providing for subsidized “government-sponsored” programming.