Senator Jay Rockefeller admits that there’s a little bug in him that wants to shut down both Fox News and MSNBC. He’s right that the partisanized press has been a detriment rather than a help to political discourse. But obviously his impulse is wrong, and he is quick to say that he knows full well that such a thing could not actually happen consistent with the Constitution.
But there is another way. Turn those channels off and don’t turn them back on again. Get your news from sources that are not so overtly partisan. The good reporters, the good commentators, the good producers, will all find work elsewhere. The bad ones will get weeded out.
Won’t happen, of course.