Fred Ryan gets it right. “Stable, peaceful societies, governed by leaders who respect the rights of their people, need journalists who can expose wrongdoing and hold the powerful to account. It is no mere coincidence that many of the worst abusers of press freedom are also some of the world’s most dangerous actors.” Source: Khashoggi […]
I know I am guilty of it and perhaps it is because I think most things that come out of his mouth are bullshit and self-aggrandizing bullshit at that. So I presume everyone is as skeptical as I am. Still the point is well taken: “A pattern has emerged: Trump’s proposals are usually reported quickly […]
When we try to convince people journalists are not the enemy of the people, this does not help…
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 […]
“If you think for a moment that your McCarthy-era tactics will suppress the voices of criticism, you are sadly mistaken. The criticism will continue until you become the leader we prayed you would be.”
The unfortunate sign of the times is that the such a statement by the U.S. Senate is needed, fortunately Sen. Schatz helped them make it and the Senate unanimously passed it.