To put the question another way, how would we respond if a presidential candidate were to announce, “I want to reduce the president’s powers”?
Government officials who want to act in secret, also want to arrest and imprison whistle blowers and publishers. The rest of us would like a little more transparency.
For some reason, the Wall Street Journal decided to give extra exposure to Epstein and his book about Snowden, How America Lost Its Secrets: Edward Snowden, the Man and the Theft.
For everyone who wants to think through what’s happening around us, thank you, Mr. Pie.
On February 27, 1968, Walter Cronkite declared during a television broadcast that the Vietnam war was not worth it. The effect of that statement on the country was unmistakable. People trusted his judgment, and had no reason to think he would say anything other than the truth. If he was a national father figure, he was also a national conscience.
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Greenwald’s criticism of his colleagues is courageous and true. He does not forgive them their compliance or their sins, and he is equally hard on their government handlers. Because the relationship between press and power has become so close, so corrupt and so mutually dependent, we have to find truthful reporting somewhere else. We won’t find independent, accurate information where dishonesty has taken root.