General Milley’s message is outstanding. Check it out
Seems obvious doesn’t it. If you sell fishing tackle then you want people to buy it. People buy tackle if they think they will catch fish with it. If there are no fish to catch then you don’t sell tackle.
Logically then, the fishing tackle industry should be doing everything they can to protect and enhance the one commodity that makes it all possible, the fish.
But as you will see from Charles Witek’s excellent article, CONSERVATION IS GOOD BUSINESS FOR THE ANGLING INDUSTRY, that is not the case.
A lot is at stake on November 6th.
If you don’t vote then you miss the chance to 1) change the make up of our government if you are unhappy or 2) ratify the status quo if you are happy.
But not voting is a shameful, selfish act. You don’t deserve to enjoy of the benefits of citizenship if you are not willing to participate in this most basic civic responsibility.
You can learn more about what at stake by reading US Midterm Elections 2018 – Vote on November 6 from Patagonia.
Want some recommendations on who not to vote for? Look no further than Hatch Magazine’s Dirty dozens: Who to vote out this November (full disclosure I write now and then for Hatch.)
Here are couple people you should vote for: incumbent Sen. Jon Tester in Montana, and Rep. Jacky Rosen, running againt Sen. Dean Heller (R) in Nevada > Patagonia Makes Another Bold Move to Protect Public Lands
Now get out there and Vote!
C’mon NYTimes, you can do better than this.
When we try to convince people journalists are not the enemy of the people, this does not help…Get it right or don’t do it.
Editors’ Note: September 14, 2018
An earlier version of this article and headline created an unfair impression about who was responsible for the purchase in question. While Nikki R. Haley is the current ambassador to the United Nations, the decision on leasing the ambassador’s residence and purchasing the curtains was made during the Obama administration, according to current and former officials. The article should not have focused on Ms. Haley, nor should a picture of her have been used. The article and headline have now been edited to reflect those concerns, and the picture has been removed.
Media critic Eric Wemple weighs in the same day with an op/ed in the Times:
Backlash to the initial New York Times presentation has been robust, as well it should be. There are plenty of examples of bona fide Trump-era abuses of taxpayer money — see Scott Pruitt’s strange security purchases and Tom Price’s travel expenses. No need to fashion a headline suggesting that Haley belongs to that group.”
And you people are not helping either:
The WaPo takes a look:
Chuck Todd writes in the Atlantic:
“American democracy requires a functioning press that informs voters and creates a shared set of facts. If journalists are going to defend the integrity of their work, and the role it plays in sustaining democracy, we’re going to need to start fighting back.”
Worth the read and importantly, time to take some action.
“I’m not advocating for a more activist press in the political sense, but for a more aggressive one. That means having a lower tolerance for talking points, and a greater willingness to speak plain truths. It means not allowing ourselves to be spun, and not giving guests or sources a platform to spin our readers and viewers, even if that angers them. Access isn’t journalism’s holy grail—facts are. ”