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While the HBO Show Newsroom tries to rise above the mundane news channels that operate in the United States, it is only a fictitious HBO show. There is no real Newsroom in the United States. What this nation needs is a truly left leaning news show that tells the unvarnished truth. We have cable news that purport to be left-leaning but are really not. When push comes to shove, they always support the Democrats. That happens for two reasons. First, we only have two political parties in this country, The Democrats and Republicans and secondly, because their sponsors will only let them go so far.

We need a cable news show that will report the truth. Right now we need the truth about Syria, we need the truth about Climate Change; we need the truth about American military installations in other nations. We need the truth about the Patriot Act, we need the truth about the FISA wiretaps of Americans and we need the truth about why the Administration lobbies for the NDAA.

We need sponsors that will support a truth-telling cable news outlet. I can think of a few. The AFL-CIO would be a good bet looking at the way the Obama Administration let them down and has treated unions. Ben and Jerry's would be a good sponsor, when have you ever seen them advertise on a news show? The cooperatives throughout the United States would probably advertise on this new station if asked. There are others, believe me.

MSNBC is a station that purports to be left of center, but when issues arise, they invariably go with the Democrats. There are a few that sometimes go with their conscience like Ed Shultz and Dylan Rattigan, but most of the time they are in the Democratic cheering squad. Same with Current TV, Cenk Uygur from the Young Turks can also go off on the Democratic Party, but only as far as Al Gore or his sponsors will let him.

We as a nation must demand to have a cable news station that is allowed to tell the truth about what is really going on. Let the American people decide who is right and who is wrong. I'm sure we will be debunked and attacked when we start, but I'm just as sure American People will tune in by droves. I have a small internet radio station that gets 10,000 podcasts a month. Translate that into a TV show and imagine how many viewers that would translate into.

We need a news channel that broadcasts the truth. Americans are tired of tuning into Russia Today and Al-Jazeera (even though that station is owned by Qatar, a supporter of regime change in Syria), and Press TV (owned by Iran) to get the truth. If the US wants a US station that broadcasts the truth, sponsors be damned, they must actively support that idea. In this nation that is rapidly becoming  a police state, time is running out. Al Gore can transform Current TV to that kind of station. The first thing he must do is separate himself from the Democrats. The station cannot remain cheerleaders for the Democrats. It must be independent. News today is a farce. That's not how it used to be. Walter Cronkite almost single-handedly ended the Vietnam War with his broadcast after TET.

We need the same kind of reporting now. The days of going along to get along are over. We need real news in this country. An informed electorate is essential for Democracy. If we are ignorant of the facts, we have no real democracy. We have a nation of sheep that vote on what they hear, and the majority of what they hear is partisan bickering.

Former Chairman of the Liberal Party of America, Tim is a retired Army Sergeant. He currently lives in South Carolina. A regular contributor to OpEdNews, he is the author of Kimchee Days (or Stoned Cold Warriors).

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 Sir,  In the long stream of articles on... by Ad Du on Thursday, Aug 16, 2012 at 8:26:11 AM
The left is diametrically opposed to what is happe... by Timothy Gatto on Thursday, Aug 16, 2012 at 10:23:16 AM
Your comment and article speaks to the truth.Most ... by kappie on Thursday, Aug 16, 2012 at 1:08:24 PM
You are in the minority and you know it. Doesn't i... by Timothy Gatto on Friday, Aug 17, 2012 at 4:48:05 AM
It seems to me the right has a fairly clear vision... by Mark Colwell on Thursday, Aug 16, 2012 at 1:09:45 PM
Anyone with a brain has to be left of center. The ... by Timothy Gatto on Thursday, Aug 16, 2012 at 8:36:40 PM
Free Speech TV? Democracy Now! and Thom Hartmann a... by intotheabyss on Thursday, Aug 16, 2012 at 2:25:52 PM
Far and away the best daily news source on TV in t... by Gary Kutcher on Thursday, Aug 16, 2012 at 7:57:33 PM
It not new news to me. Thanks for yoiur comment, o... by Timothy Gatto on Thursday, Aug 16, 2012 at 8:24:26 PM