Mainstream media now trying to control the flow of key information
(INTELLIHUB) — In a blatant violation of fair use, ABC News has released a ridiculous set of “rules” over the use of their upcoming exclusive interview with President Donald Trump.
The rules, published by the Drudge Report, seem to be designed to control not only the flow of information but also to hurt alternative media outlets who could now be scared to even quote what the president has said.
The “usage” rules include the shocking demand that nothing said in the Trump interview can ever be used after February 1st. Yes, you read that right. ABC News believes they can censor every single word of their upcoming Trump interview after an arbitrary date set by the corporate news outlet.
Following are usage rules for the ABC News special ‘President Trump: The First Interview,’ a one-on-one interview with ‘World News Tonight’ Anchor David Muir airing Wednesday, January 25, 2017 (10:00 — 11:00 pm ET) on ABC News.
1. Excerpts of no more than THREE MINUTES (3:00) of actualities from ABC News may be incorporated in your regularly scheduled news program’s broadcast. Material can no longer be used after February 1.
The rest of the usage rules seem designed for ABC News to capitalize on their exclusive interview by making more money off what is sure to be a total hit job on the president-elect. At this point President Trump needs to publicly let ABC News know that this little scheme will not work.
“They are trying to set a precedent right now, Trump needs to reverse that and set a new precedent and school ABC news publicly.”