Democracy Dies in Darkness

“As long as a journalist tells the truth, in conscience and fairness, it is not his job to worry about consequences. The truth is never as dangerous as a lie in the long run. I truly believe the truth sets men free.” Ben Bradlee**,  The Washington Post


Washington Post

Amendment I. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.    First Amendment US Constitution

I just purchased a twelve-month subscription to The Washington Post for $99.
That is approximately 27 cents per day.

I think that is a small price to pay to be an informed citizen and to support journalism.

Long live the free press!

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The One Franklin Square Building in Washington that houses The Washington Post. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Associated Press)

**Ben Bradlee

Watergate Scandal

Pentagon Papers

Please note:

I reference Wikipedia as a starting point for further reading. There are many sources that contribute to our understanding of events.

Reading in depth helps me to develop a broader and balanced view of past and current world events.

 

 

 

14 thoughts on “Democracy Dies in Darkness

  1. I met Ben Bradlee. He was considered by many in the field to be one of the best. He stood by Woodward and Bernstein when many others editors would have not. I too believe in freedom of the press. Regretfully, I don’t believe tactile information will survive much longer. Sigh.

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      1. Through the years I met many noteworthy newspaper men and women (and some not so noteworthy.) That was Losers profession. I remember that he had been an unapologetic smoker like Loser. He quit but Loser never did. He was straight up and could be a curmudgeon but he was top flight and well respected. Can’t say the same for my ex.

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  2. Washington Post, are you sure they will tell you the truth? Like CNN, the NY Times, NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX.
    If they all say the same thing, I don’t believe them. And they all say the same thing.

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    1. I follow various news sources including including international ones in an effort to get unbiased news. Thank you for reading and commenting. I appreciate it!

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  3. We are now the only folks on our cul de sac who still subscribe to a daily newspaper. No wonder the last presidential election happened as it did. Most people only read slogans and understand nothing. That’s not me making stuff up – very few people read a book once they are out of school. Getting news from Facebook and Twitter is like getting nutrition from ketchup. Tragic and frightening.

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  4. I admire your support of the free press – even though in my country the little ‘news’ they put in our Prime weekly paper seems more like a tolerated inconvenience they put up with in their real job of selling and publishing advertising materiel. 😦
    love.

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