WHO IS COLLUDING?
by Dr. Thomas E. Davis, Col., USA (Ret), ©2016
That liability was supported by a collusive — and not simply a complicit — mainstream media led by the once-upon-a-time respectable though arrogant and haughty New York Times. Many other left-inclined so-called newspapers or rags or scandal sheets picked up the rubric of the present-day misrepresentations of The Times’s so-called journalists, none of whom holds to the ethical standards of the real father of the current and classy art of Journalism as set forth by Walter Williams, founder of the University of Missouri School of Journalism. Mr. Williams wrote the “Journalist’s Creed,” which was then cast in bronze and prominently posted in Washington, D. C. at the National Press Club. I present it here as a reminder to those who make claim to being a reputable and professional Journalist, an extremely noble calling protected unworthily by the First Amendment to our glorious Constitution.
The Journalist’s Creed
I believe in the profession of journalism.
I believe that the public journal is a public trust; that all connected with it are, to the full measure of their responsibility, trustees for the public; that acceptance of a lesser service than the public service is betrayal of this trust.
I believe that clear thinking and clear statement, accuracy and fairness are fundamental to good journalism.
I believe that a journalist should write only what he holds in his heart to be true.
I believe that suppression of the news, for any consideration other than the welfare of society, is indefensible.
I believe that no one should write as a journalist what he would not say as a gentleman; that bribery by one’s own pocketbook is as much to be avoided as bribery by the pocketbook of another; that individual responsibility may not be escaped by pleading another’s instructions or another’s dividends.
I believe that advertising, news and editorial columns should alike serve the best interests of readers; that a single standard of helpful truth and cleanness should prevail for all; that the supreme test of good journalism is the measure of its public service.
I believe that the journalism which succeeds best — and best deserves success — fears God and honors Man; is stoutly independent, unmoved by pride of opinion or greed of power, constructive, tolerant but never careless, self-controlled, patient, always respectful of its readers but always unafraid, is quickly indignant at injustice; is unswayed by the appeal of privilege or the clamor of the mob; seeks to give every man a chance and, as far as law and honest wage and recognition of human brotherhood can make it so, an equal chance; is profoundly patriotic while sincerely promoting international good will and cementing world-comradeship; is a journalism of humanity, of and for today’s world.
To this old and patriotic citizen, the only use for The New York Times is as a syllabus on how NOT to write the day’s news and happenings or as a liner for the kitchen garbage receptacle.
The NYT has set its reporting tenor several leagues below that of the Cut Bank (Montana) Pioneer Press with which I grew up and learned how the news should be presented by the father-and-son team of Mr. Dan and Son, Frank Whetstone which began publication in 1909 as a weekly local newspaper. It is still in publication and still as professionally journalistic as Walter Williams would have desired. The so-called writers at The NYT, as well as the ownership and management, could certainly learn a thing or two about Truth, Reliability and Professionalism by reading a few issues of the Pioneer Press.
More locally, Sharon Rondeau’s, thepostemail.com is a novelty in that Sharon edits every word, makes necessary changes and still finds time to perform as a professional harpist.
Why have you, the hacks at The NYT, not been raising all kinds of heck with the feckless 114th Congress for NOT impeaching Obama, Hillary, Holder and numerous others for their countless crimes which include Accessory to Murder (Brian Terry), Felony Perjury, Dereliction of Duty, Murder (Citizens of Libya) by our Aircraft on the illegal order of Barack Hussein Obama and numerous acts of TREASON by Obama, Holder, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Valerie Jarrett, Huma Abedin, Cheryl Mills and Under Secretary of State for Management, Patrick F. Kennedy, among whose responsibilities was and is the Bureau of Diplomatic Security. If he had taken heed of Ambassador Stevens’s request for more security, Benghazi may not have been the slaughterhouse it was.
In the aftermath of Benghazi, The NYT. jumped right on the HRC bandwagon and simply gave her a pass for all the lies, dereliction of duty and Treason on her part and that of Obama, Kerry, every Democratic Senator of the 113th Congress and 23 Republican Senators when they authorized the gift of 20 F-16 Jets, 200 Abrams Tanks and One Million Dollars cash to the Muslim Brotherhood and thence to the Islamic-Arabic Republic of Egypt and its dictator, Mohamed Morsi.
You slackers at The NYT failed miserably in your First Amendment rights and privileges by not raising a hue and cry for some heads to roll or some necks to be stretched for their horrendous acts of TREASON! The eminent Roman philosopher Marcus Tullius Cicero spoke thusly regarding Treason from within:
A nation can survive its fools and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and he carries his banners openly against the city.
But the traitor moves among those within the gates freely, his sly whispers rustling through all alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself.
For the traitor appears no traitor; he speaks in the accents familiar to his victim, and he wears their face and their garments and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men.
He rots the soul of a nation; he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of a city; he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared. The traitor is the plague. — Marcus Tullius Cicero, from a speech given to the Roman Senate, recorded in approximately 42 B.C. by Sallust.
This mighty, God-blessed and endowed nation cannot long tolerate or defend against so vast and widely arrayed a traitorous scheme as that perpetrated against us by the aforementioned band of jackals holding such high office. Since the 114th Congress is so reluctant to impeach, at a minimum, Obama, Clinton, Holder, Kerry, Kennedy, Jarrett, Mills, and Abedin, what legal recourse have we?
Do we endure this pustule until it becomes thoroughly infected and requires surgical intervention?
Author’s note: This piece is NOT being submitted for publication to The NYT; you do NOT have my patriotic motives at heart. I will get it published elsewhere in a better public forum.