OPINION When faced with Trump’s extremism, the media falter

Trump is nothing but a bully. Watch Melania’s eyes when she is trying to follow her husband’s lead. Its fleeting but the fear of staying out of his way is there.  If you don’t know what I am talking about, watch Michelle Obama’s eyes when she is around her husband; Michelle has absolutely no fear or worry of where she should stand or what she should say.

Thank goodness there are two newspapers, so far, who are providing us with good old fashioned values and ethical news … the New York Times and The Arizona Republic! If there are more please post them in the comments below and I add them to my list.

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Thomas Jefferson said he’d vastly prefer newspapers without government to government without newspapers.

Napoleon said four newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets.

George Orwell noted that “anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with surprising effectiveness.” Noam Chomsky characterized the media as the guard dog of the establishment, rather than the watchdog.

And Norman J. Ornstein said just the other day that the mainstream press, “behaving like a battered spouse,” is knuckling under to the new president-elect, normalizing extremism, rationalizing boorish thuggery, “thinking ‘Maybe it’s us…we should be nicer to him.'”

There’ll be honourable exceptions. Charles Blow of the New York Times tweeted he has no intention of using the fashionable term alt-right: “I’m going to just write ‘racist white nationalists.’ I’m old school. No need to rebrand racism.”

 

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