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!

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!


  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. 😦

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