Thornton P. Knowles On Political Propagandists Masquerading As Journalists

The true journalist has the guts and integrity to speak the truth to the powerful. And even in America, nothing is more powerful and hard to control than the government. The powerful and the wealthy in our country have never been big fans of democracy….

The true journalist has the guts and integrity to speak the truth to the powerful. And even in America, nothing is more powerful and hard to control than the government. The powerful and the wealthy in our country have never been big fans of democracy. When so-called journalists find it in their interest to help politicians and giant corporations maintain their power and wealth, the Fourth Estate no longer exists to protect ordinary citizens from governmental abuse. A corp of suck-up hacks posing as serious journalists is an offense against democracy. You can tell things are drifting in that direction when journalists actually help politicians, bureaucrats, and corporations keep secrets from the public. Another clue suggesting the failure of the Fourth Estate to curb oppression involves the way our government is allowed to treat its whistle blowers. It's a dangerous sign when journalists remain silent as these heroes are treated like traitors. Keep an eye on the status of American journalism, it is the bird in the coal mine. To my eye, that little bird is not healthy.

Thornton P. Knowles

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