Because the Media (PRESS) is FREE to Write, Say and Disseminate WHATEVER it wishes to Convey, WHETHER TRUTHFUL OR NOT . . . is not a guarantee for FREEDOM without Checks and Balances.
DID YOU KNOW . . . that in the US Constitution, in the FIRST AMENDMENT no less, that the “PRESS” was Accorded Special Mention, so as to GUARANTEE a Free and Independent Media (PRESS) for the American People, which has MORPHED into a Special Accommodation, which protects even the most Egregious and Vile Reporting, such as is routinely seen in the Tabloids, which through LIES, DISTORTIONS, HEARSAY & INNUENDOS, has also Destroyed Reputations, Lives, Marriages, Families, and Careers . . . WITH NEAR IMPUNITY?
IT IS ONLY THE PRESS . . . which in the First Amendment, has been so Honored and Singled-Out, to receive such an Incredible RIGHT, that one has to wonder where the OBLIGATION of the Media (PRESS) must be, to have MERITED such an unbelievable FREEDOM ALL UNTO ITSELF?
YOU HAVE TO ASK YOURSELF THIS . . . Because the Media (PRESS) has been RECOGNIZED to be so Utterly Important to the FREEDOM of America by the Founding Fathers & Framers of the US Constitution . . .
. . . SHOULDN’T THAT IMPOSE . . . a Special Burden on the Media to “ALWAYS” be HONEST & FACTUAL?
For any who are reading this Editorial, who might DOUBT . . . or not completely understand the Actual Wording and Importance of the First Amendment:
“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.”
SO . . . When I See, Read, and Hear the Media (PRESS) . . . SPECIFICALLY the News Media, behaving as if they were PUNDITS, PERFORMERS & ENTERTAINERS, instead of EXPLORERS & ADVOCATES FOR THE TRUTH – to me, this is all but a Total RENUNCIATION & ABDICATION of the CRITICAL TRUST the Framers of the US Constitution BESTOWED UPON THE MEDIA.
In the First Amendment . . . which I Published Atop this Sentence for you to Read for yourselves, just in case you haven’t read it, or perhaps you need a refresher, I cannot see any reference whatsoever, where the News Media (PRESS) must, or Should Engage in becoming a Political Appendage or Advocate for a Political Person or Party.
I DO NOT SEE . . . anywhere in the First Amendment, where it is by any means the Job or Obligation of the Media (MEDIA) to “CREATE” LIES OR REASONS TO DOUBT any Political Person, INCLUDING, but not especially the President of the United States of America, simply because the Media does not accept that Person’s or People’s Policies.
AS A MATTER OF FACT . . . Because of the EXTRAORDINARY Privilege Accorded to the Media (PRESS), what I see, is that it is a FREEDOM to Search-Out and PUBLISH FACTS & TRUTH, without fear of Retribution from anyone, INCLUDING THE GOVERNMENT.
IN ESSENCE . . . Having a PRESS or MEDIA, FREE to CREATE “Truths” . . . and to Instill Doubts and Fears with the First Amendment Protection of IMPUNITY, Flies in the Face of the First Amendment, which by the Dishonest Actions of the Media (PRESS) is not only Anti-American, IT IS IN ITSELF, A REAL THREAT TO FREE SPEECH.
I won’t even begin to list the Number of Media Personalities who have been CAUGHT LYING, CHEATING, SPINNING & CREATING STORIES out of thin air. And I won’t bother listing the Names of the Media, where LIES, DISTORTIONS AND NON-STORIES were hatched and disseminated to the TRUSTING Public, because of the Media’s (PRESS) OWN NARRATIVE & POLITICAL AGENDA.
The FACT that the American Media (PRESS) . . . along with Canada’s Media and the Media of the World are UP-IN-ARMS over President Trump’s SELF-DEFENSE, and Counter Attack against the “FAKE-MEDIA”, where in all reality, the President has ENORMOUS PUBLIC SUPPORT, should if NOTHING ELSE, let the Media (PRESS) Know how far they’ve STRAYED from the Day the American Framers of the US Constitution Placed their TRUST in the “PRESS” by SPECIAL MENTION & PROTECTION, to where the PRESS is Today.
John McCain Goes To Europe & INSINUATES President Trump Could Be A Dictator:
In a very recent Speech (February 17, 2017), which John McCain delivered to a Major European Audience at the Munich Security Conference in Germany, McCain ACCUSED President Trump, without Naming him by Name . . . but he just as well may have, as someone who could become a DICTATOR for his position AGAINST A FREE PRESS.
I NEVER HEARD SO MUCH AS A WHISPER . . . that President Trump was AGAINST A FREE PRESS, certainly not from his own mouth, nor by the People around him, or who are part of his White House, and/or Inner Circle.
BUT I HAVE HEARD THE PRESIDENT . . . Rail Against A Biased And Dishonest Media. RIGHTLY-SO.
BUT BACK TO MCCAIN . . . What kind of a Person, especially a Sitting Elected American Senator, who is in a position of Respect and Authority, would say something like that about his President and the Commander-In-Chief of the World’s GREATEST Military, specifically at an International Security Conference, especially in Europe, where the EURO-TRASH FROTH AT THE MOUTH when a Well Placed American like Senator McCain BASHES HIS OWN.
AND IF FOR ONE SECOND . . . You might think, that this was not HARMFUL to the United States of America, because it was perhaps ONLY Harmful to the Reputation of the President of the United States of America – YOU’RE DELUDED.
PERHAPS BECAUSE OF MCCAIN – TODAY (February 20, 2017) . . . Of all days, on PRESIDENTS DAY, while Addressing NATO in Belgium, with the Entire World Watching, Vice President Pence was asked during the Media (PRESS) Q&A . . . If The World Should Worry Because President Trump Is AGAINST A FREE MEDIA?
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov