You know it’s the beginning of a new year and I will soon be 75 years old. Over those 75 years I’ve seen a lot of strange things in this world. At one time in those years I wrote for a newspaper. After that I wrote the news scripts for radio station announcers and I also did the news for a television station.
I was taught, and I practiced, that the news is reported exactly as it happened. If you wanted to put your particular point of view on the news, then you called it an editorial and you could spin it any way you wanted to.
What passes for “news” today is virtually ALL editorials. Television “journalist” report the “news” according to their particular political persuasions. I think perhaps Donald Trump may have illustrated this very well when he said if he walked on water, the media would report that Donald Trump couldn’t swim. Understand that I am not a big fan of Trump. In his first year as President he has been caught making false or misleading statements almost 2,000 times!
That’s not a very good track record for the leader of the free world. Why does he do it? I think it’s because he believes that any thing he says is true by virtue of the fact that he said it. Yep, pretty amazing.