Saturday, June 4, 2016

Journalism

I really admire Dan Rather.

It blows my mind that he was on the scene for Kennedy's assassination and then proceeded to be front and center in our lives for years and years and years.

I've heard him interviewed a number of times and have always found him fascinating. To think that he got railroaded out of his job, for doing his job, is shameful.

He had his legacy battered because he tried to ask questions about George W's record with the military.

Those questions still have not been answered.

Yet Rather took the high road.

A couple of days ago he stood up again and wrote a note about Donald Trump going off on the hateful media...

...because they asked questions about the money that he pledged for veterans.

A couple of things here:

1). The Donald said he wanted to give the money without fanfare, but he was the one who announced his gift, tweeted about it, bragged about it in stump speeches and then...

...didn't actually deliver it.

Until the media held his feet to the fire.

On the day they brought their questions he actually wrote the check.

Which is all good.

It's good that money went to vets.

It's good that the media asked the questions.

It's even better that they weren't bullied into not asking those questions.

That is what journalism is supposed to be about...

...hold the mighty accountable!

Anywhoha...

Dan Rather was once again the voice of reason on the subject.

Yeah, the media stinks at times. They certainly make the high and mighty uncomfortable...

...but their job is an important one.

And I'm not sure it is as one-sided as some might think. The Donald certainly loves the media to present his message, or to tweet his logic.

You can't have it both ways, right?

I sincerely hope that the tough questions continue to be asked and when it becomes too tough...

...tough!

Keep asking!

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