President Obama looks like an old man now. it comes across in his speaking engagements and even TV appearances. It has been a long eight years. Recently, he has been bemoaning the fact that the news landscape is a wild wild west. This is all due to the curious way alternative media helped Trump win. President Obama has even stated that there should be a curator of sorts for the news. This is the presentable, official solution to the "fake news" hysteria meme. Let's apply some game to this.
The media knows it lost, knows it has zero credibility, and knows the people have woken up a bit. Rather than change and possibly give up some power, they want to smear the competition. Now this is bubbling up to a higher authority that will deem proper, approved news. What Obama wants is the progs to maintain control. A curator would be under prog control via an institution that of course would go through prog training and be prog certified. Even if they set up an algo to handle the news feed, who sets up the algo? We have seen with Facebook trends that progs place their hands on the scale whenever they can to win.
Anything outside the approval would be mocked and laughed at by normies and the left. Ever notice how when you bring up facts, if the source is not the prog approved source it gets a hearty laugh. They delegitimize things by not funding any research through their normal channels, not giving air time to anything that conflicts the narrative, and when you do cite facts that aren't in their channels, the source gets mocked. Take a look at research into gay issues in academia. "Oh a Christian/Family Council website has that study, BAH, it is biased," shout the progs when you point to men molested by men turning out gay at far higher rates than normal kids.
Apply game to this situation. Agree and amplify the Obama suggestion. Use this opportunity to pull an Orban. Remember that Orban changed laws around the media to make a more favorable media climate for himself. Imagine a Hurricane Katrina covered with a modicum of balance. No cannibalism stories, more focus on NOLA's corrupt and incompetent mayor or Louisiana's bumbling governor in comparison to Mississippi's alert governor. Trump and America have seen first hand that our media is 99% left leaning, and conservative outlets are completely Potemkin opposition. Trump should say, "You're right" to Obama and then install a superstructure that requires 50-50 political balance. It would be a much more balanced skew compared to the 99-1 that we witness now.
Make it so that both sides must be presented. Make sure that editorial boards have representatives of all sides and are protected from dismissal for framing or presenting material that conflicts with the narrative. Immigration debates should not simply be how much and where from, but if we should have it at all. College education cost debates could be about loan affordability but also discuss why tuition cannot be dropped and certain humanities departments curtailed. Forget debating how we handle Syria and include why would we even bother.
This could be staffed with cuckservatives or moles, but it would potentially break the grip the Left has on the media. This could have farther reaching effects than other policies. Who watches the watchmen? Trump could take this opportunity to rebalance media in a way to destroy a central node in the Left's power structure.