Truth II November 19, 2014Posted by Fritz in Yachts and other things that float.
Tags: media, Thomas Jefferson, truth
The true enemy of this country, and probably the most dangerous, is the liberal American media. Their manipulation of the gate-keeping of the news is not only stunning in its scope but also in its hubris. Without a free and impartial press that reports the truth, based on facts, a society’s security is in peril.
Virtually all the major broadcast new organizations have chosen to ignore what would undoubtedly be the blockbuster story of the decade if it were created during a conservative administration. Yes, ‘GruberGate’.
But this is just another in a long line of stories about events these past six years that would impact negatively on Obama and liberals in general had they been honestly reported. The list is here.
Most were barely covered and when they were they were always spun to reduce the negatives on Obama.
The genius of our forefathers should never be debated. Thomas Jefferson wrote to William Duane in 1811;
“I think an editor should be independent, that is, of personal influence, and not be moved from his opinions on the mere authority of any individual. But, with respect to the general opinion of the political section with which he habitually accords, his duty seems very like that of a member of Congress. Some of these indeed think that independence requires them to follow always their own opinion, without respect for that of others. This has never been my opinion, nor my practice, when I have been of that or any other body. Differing on a particular question from those whom I knew to be of the same political principles with myself, and with whom I generally thought and acted, a consciousness of the fallibility of the human mind, and of my own in particular, with a respect for the accumulated judgment of my friends, has induced me to suspect erroneous impressions in myself, to suppose my own opinion wrong, and to act with them on theirs.”
While acknowledging our fledgling Republic needed an honest Press to provide the Truth he also warned of its abuse;
“No experiment can be more interesting than that we are now trying, and which we trust will end in establishing the fact, that man may be governed by reason and truth. Our first object should therefore be, to leave open to him all the avenues to truth. The most effectual hitherto found, is the freedom of the press. It is, therefore, the first shut up by those who fear the investigation of their actions.” –Thomas Jefferson to John Tyler, 1804