Editor’s note — how many Americans will hear this news story? Not nearly as many that should due to the conservative movement’s failure in the information war. Here is Tami Jackson:
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.
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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…
Williams would likely find what passes for “journalism” among Mainstream Media (MSM) today a foreign and ignoble profession masquerading as objective reporting. And leading the charge in the flood tide of biased news, the New York Times — The Gray Lady — held as the gold standard in newspaper reporting and called the “newspaper of record.”
The NYT cites its motto, “All the News That’s Fit to Print,” which begs the question, “Who decides what is or isn’t fit to print?”
In 1995, the New York Times featured an article by Brett Pulley, “Crowning the Comeback King,” applauding Trump for his business acumen whereby he turned his business loss around to rebuild his fortune. Pulley noted:
Though there are still four years to go in the 90’s, business and government leaders in New York honored Donald J. Trump yesterday for pulling off what they called “the comeback of the decade.”
Mr. Trump, the developer who came to epitomize opulent wealth during the 80’s before tumbling into deep financial trouble, has managed to erase much of his debt and is moving ahead with major projects at a time other developers are idling.
Judging from the attention showered on him yesterday at the Union League Club, some of New York’s civic and business leaders are quite captivated by Mr. Trump, despite the financial uncertainties that still surround some of his properties.
Imagine that, Donald Trump was praised by the Big Apple’s Who’s Who in Business, the NYT covering the occasion like a brilliant broadway review.
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