The main stream media has shown itself for years and years to be extremely
biased. Their true colors have only been ratcheted up with Donald Trump coming
on the scene. They are trying to overturn the election and destroy Donald Trump
politically by any and every means at their disposal. The main stream media may
be the leader and is probably the primary cheer leader of
leftist-autocratic-progressivism (e.g. communists-socialists) whose political
arm in the U.S. is at this point the Democratic party and perhaps to a lesser
extent many of both parties in the Washington Establishment. The main stream
media have proven to be liars who often cover the news that they make and are
the ones who are are the most active proponents of silencing opposing views.
They have marshalled themselves against the principles, practices and ideals of
the American founding. So, yes, they are the enemy of the good in America.
That said, the First Amendment applies to them. But President Trump is doing a
great patriotic service using his bully pulpit to call out the main stream media
for their lies and undermining of true American values. He is just helping a
return to American greatness.
Hey Gildas -Re: ". . . the mainstream press, as it is called, is
unpopular and most people do not trust it, read it or watch it. Check the
viewership and readership figures."Popularity and truth
don't always coexist. Why are demagogues demagogues? . . . . It's
because they are popular. A demagogue could not be demagogue without being
popular.But you're still wrong. Sure, Fox "NEWS" has
more viewers than any of the other network news sources, but it has far less
viewers than all of the major networks put together.That's
because most Americans are smart enough NOT to be demagogued.
"Conservatives" are the MINORITY in this nation. That's why the GOP
works so hard to deny Americans their right to vote.And yes, the
Internet is full of fake news sources that appeal to Republicans. Russian trolls
provide exactly the kind of news that many "conservatives" prefer to
hear.Your words are more wishful thinking than anything else. The
4th estate, the mainstream media, is still a force in this nation, and
it's easily withstanding attacks from the Russia-Republican coalition.The U.S. Constitution is STILL the law of the land, and most Americans
are still patriots.
HSTucker said: "Civility cannot be advanced by telling lies."This from a person who defends the daily lies told by the president, sometimes
about the lie he told the day before. You are correct "Civility cannot be
advanced by telling lies" but he media seems saintly when compared to the
pathological liar we now have in the white house. The false equivalence of many
posts from the far right gallery are astounding.Obama lied about
"and you can name it"Trump lies about small things, he lies
about personal things, he lies about government, he lies about world leaders, he
lies about his finances, he lies about his affairs, he lies about payoffs, he
lies about small petty things and dangerous conspiracy theories.There is no comparison with any other president in history, so quit with the
horrible analogies that your radio is selling you.Don't believe
your eyes and ears, only believe in Donald.
Hey Pablo -Re: "Then Rush Limbaugh came on the scene in 1988
making fun of the liberal points of certain leaders in the democrat
party."Rush Limbaugh came on the scene only after the Reagan
administration DESTROYED the Fairness Doctrine. As a matter of fact,
Limbaugh's radio show began the very next year. Look it up.The
destruction of the Fairness Doctrine allowed the mendacious Limbaugh to lie,
lie, and lie some more without ANY opposition from the truth.Now
after 30 years of uncontested lies from Limbaugh and his ilk, our nation is top
heavy with thoroughly brainwashed self-described conservatives who fear and
despise purveyors of the truth. Why? . . . Because facts contradict their most
cherished beliefs. That's why they demonize truth tellers like the
legitimate media, institutions of higher learning, and even science itself.And guess what . . . Most of them don't even know what it means to
be a real conservative."Today's so-called
'conservatives' don't even know what the word means. " -
Barry Goldwater 1994I bet you think you're a conservative,
don't you Pablo?
We have some good printed media but the old press has become blatantly corrupt
and unreliable. Unlike 'Pravda' in the old Soviet Union it is not a
government entity but its biases are known and predictable. We maybe
shouldn't worry too much; the mainstream press, as it is called, is
unpopular and most people do not trust it, read it or watch it. Check the
viewership and readership figures.There are alternate sources of
news and comment and it is online for the most part. If we could not get it
from You Tube we would get it somewhere else. There is also Talk Radio where we
get various opinions on the news stories and the ability to interact, rather
like in this forum. It's not perfect I hasten to add but can rise to
excellence in some cases. The truth is out there for the discerning.To say we have a 'free press' is not really true. What we mean is
that it has the potential to be free. In fact I do not doubt but that the
paymaster very often decides what the reporter and columnist says, directly and
indirectly, and those employees "know on which side their bread is
buttered". That is often all about money and cynicism and career
journalism; 'msm' being worst.
@LOU Montana. Liked your defense of Obama. Sure, he lied. Just not as much
as Trump. High praise indeed.
Thanks Doug, but whatever this piece is, it isn't enough to persuade me
that the Deseret News is going to get rid of its liberal bias.Too
Doug, I believe many of your comments were noteworthy. I noticed many years
ago that Dan Rather had a bias against the republican party and their
principles. I also noticed a subtle bias that the other major networks had
before the Fox network came into being, the exception being Walter Cronkite.
After Walter Cronkite went off the news in 1981 the bias of the three major
networks for the democratic party became more evident. Then Rush Limbaugh came
on the scene in 1988 making fun of the liberal points of certain leaders in the
democrat party. All of a sudden there was a person who countered the bias of
the "main news service". In 1996 Fox News came on the scene who gave
another conservative voice in the media . But when Trump won the election and
went conservative on issues and surprised even most republicans, the democrat
news service of CNN and others have gone almost insane in the Hyperbole rhetoric
against trump. As a free press they are crying "fire" in a crowded
theater. Now we see violent encouragement on the left but the CNN's are
silent on this. When the "left" promote socialism, open boarders, and
violence against ICE, the CNN's do not condemn it.
@Furry1993 "I remember that Rather told the truth about Bush, but
didn't get the evidence right."Heh, didn't get the
evidence right. As I remember it, Charles Johnson at Little Green Footballs
opened Microsoft Word, set the font to Times New Roman, tabbed to the default
tab-stop, typed in the date, and manually entered the rest of the text. When he
was finished, his document was a perfect match with the screenshot at CBS.Apparently the Army National Guard time-travelled to 2004 to type up
Bush's service record.That is some real not getting the
evidence right.The New York Times called it "Fake but
Accurate."Makes me laugh even today.
RedShirt - USS Enterprise, UT: Obama in five life times could never tell as many
lies as Trump. Trump has no morals and no dignity and he is a shame to our
It is funny to see the liberals justify the bias in the media.We
know Trump is not a faultless person, but neither was Obama. The biggest
difference is how the Press is treating them differently. Obama was allowed to
lie and hide thing from the media and they reported only about how brilliant he
was. Now, when Trump does nearly the exact same thing suddenly it is stupid and
horrible.We see the double standard that the press has, and the
people are not going to take it. Look at the NY Times. They destroy the lives
of conservatives if the conservative ever said anything remotely racist, at the
same time they are hiring a woman who has made many bluntly racist remarks.If the press could reduce is bias, things would be better. Apply the
same standards to liberals that are applied to conservatives.
You shouldn't have to apologise for thinking you're superior to Trump
anymore than America should have to apologise for thinking it's superior to
Russia or N. Korea (before 2016 anyway). Any
"right-thinking" person would--and I don't mean that to refer to
Repubs necessarily--I mean those who value integrity, honesty, responsibility,
morality, decency, compassion, & common sense.
Note: The National Popular Vote bill is 64% of the way to guaranteeing the
majority of Electoral College votes and the presidency to the candidate who
receives the most popular votes in the country, by changing state
winner-take-all laws (not mentioned in the U.S. Constitution, but later enacted
by 48 states), without changing anything in the Constitution, using the built-in
method that the Constitution provides for states to make changes.It
simply requires enacting states with 270 electoral votes to award their
electoral votes to the winner of the most national popular votes.All
voters would be valued equally in presidential elections, no matter where they
live.Candidates, as in other elections, would allocate their time, money,
polling, organizing, and ad buys roughly in proportion to the populationEvery vote, everywhere, for every candidate, would be politically
relevant and equal in every presidential election.
@Brent Garner - Aug. 6, 2018 5:21 a.m.Answering your statements:trump IS bad, both as a person throughout his life, as shown by his
words and actions, and because of the damage he has done while occupying the
Oval Office this last 1-1/2 year. By his words and actions, trump
clearly wants to eliminate at least the portion of the 1st Amendment protecting
a free press--he only wants to protect the press that spreads his lies.trump DOES lie repeatedly. The free press is not the propaganda
arm of the left wing in this country; it merely accurately tells what is
happening. FoxNews, et al, are the propaganda arm of the right wing.FoxNews has become increasingly slanted and distorted, and has been caught in
out right lies to the point that it is classified as propaganda by numerous
countries. I remember that Rather told the truth about Bush, but
didn't get the evidence right.I, for one, am disgusted that
"media" like FoxNews has sold out to the far right. trump is
displeased with the mainstream media because they are honest and don't
spread his lies. They report the news accurately, and don't say what he
wants them to say. The media are journalist, not propagandist.
Civility cannot be advanced by telling lies.
Not sure if this allowed by censors. But I’ll guve it one last try. I just can’t bring myself to support either side in this debate.
I won’t say why, because that might be considered derogatory,
insulting, or name-calling.
We live in a new world were any opinionated person with a blog or even a
Facebook page can be a journalist. The days of one or two papers, a half dozen
networks and only music on the radio are gone. Those days have been replaced
with hundreds of tv and radio talking heads all trying to be a bit more
outlandish than the others to draw your attention. And now they compete with
millions doing the same on the internet. Truth and open dialogue are lost as
people huddle inside their preselected media sources that they know will confirm
their bias' and create their own truth. This upheaval has deomized descent
under Obama, and in response given us President Trump. Who knows what will come
next. No doubt in fifty years students will study our time and the good and bad
it will have done to society.
@GingerMarshall "'Fake news' is a weapon Trump uses to confuse and
whip up his base. And they buy it."Here's a secret: you
don't even have to be a Trump follower to recognize media bias. It is
blatant. This is why the phrase gets so much traction.
I find it intriguing that the author of this column and so many of those who
have commented seem to be of the thought that in one way or another Trump is
bad. They claim he wants to eliminate the 1st Amendment. They claim he lies
all the time. I have watched over nearly 6 decades now how our so-called free
press has morphed into the propaganda arm of the leftwing in this country. News
has become increasingly slanted and distorted. Numerous times various media
outlets, such as the NYT, have been caught in out right lies. Does anyone
remember the falsehood attempted by Dan Rather? I, for one, am disgusted with
the media because of their sellout to the leftwing. That is, from my reading,
the main thrust of why Mr. Trump is so displeased with the media. They are not
honest! They would rather create the news than report the news. Thus, they are
more propagandist than journalist.
I absolutely respect the office of the presidency. It is an impossible,
thankless job I'm grateful some will choose to take on. However, the presidency is not the man or woman briefly inhabiting that space.
Do I respect our current president? Not at all. Respect is earned by principled
behavior and Mr. Trump has not earned my respect because he isn't
Clarkfran:“Where was the media outrage when Obama referred to
Christians as people who simply cling to their God and guns?”For the record here is what Obama actually said:“You go into
some of these small towns in Pennsylvania, and like a lot of small towns in the
Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced
them. And they fell through the Clinton Administration, and the Bush
Administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these
communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. And it’s not
surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to
people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade
sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.” Sounds to
me Obama is speaking sympathetically and is trying to explain the understandable
bitterness of those who’ve been left behind.
@clarkfan "Where was the media outrage when Obama referred to Christians as
people who simply cling to their God and guns? Where was the media outrage when
Hillary Clinton called people who didn't want to vote for her
"deplorables?" That was not quite Obama's point, but
consider that we heard about these things via the MSM. What did you want the
MSM to do exactly?
@clarkfran: "Where was the media outrage when Obama referred to Christians
as people who simply cling to their God and guns? Where was the media outrage
when Hillary Clinton called people who didn't want to vote for her
"deplorables?""Because that isn't what either one
actually said. Obama did not attack Christians. Clinton
did call all Trump voters "deplorables."But the facts and
context and real quotes do not matter when fake quotes generate so much outrage.
I need a free press, but not one that doesn't defend and respect the
constitution. Contrary to many hete, i don't need a colldge degree (A
masters is what i have) to know whether a president, a legislator, or a Supreme
Court justice has violated it. You may not like Trumps tweets, but as far as i
know, it doesn't violate the constitution. On the other hand, Obama tore
it to pieces and smiled to his adoring followers and hollywood media friends.
You tell me which is worse. Trump is not the incarnation of Satan, nor was
Obama. I just politely went about my duties, ignoring most of the media hype or
grandstanding. The problems go way beyond Trump or Obama's ability to ruin
this country. For certain, it is easy to decipher when the constitution is
ignored. No media or degree to help me figure that out.
""This is not a column comparing our current president to Hitler or Nazi
Germany. They are not comparable and any attempt to do so is worthy of
condemnation. "Here is the problem though.... the Trump
administration went there this week, comparing current Democrats to Nazis. And
we all know what will happen next, people on the left will return the favor, and
it will back and forth again and again.Neither party is near
anything the Nazi party ended up doing. But we need to remember that neither
did the early Nazi party. In the beginning the Nazis were running on a platform
of genocide, but rather that foreigners and those who lived different styles of
lives were Germany's main problem and an enemy of the state. That the
press was the evil and against the German people. They shut down the media.
They fostered divid between Germans. The promoted nationalism and purity. We aren't there yet.... I don't think any German believed
that nation would go where it went. Germans in general were and are good
people. Regardless - it is a path we need to stay away from with every fibre of
our souls. Let's not go there....
@Nate: "I don't think he calls all media the enemy of the people. He
qualifies it as those media publishing what he calls fake news."Trump's "fake news" includes news he doesn't like, news that
reports facts, news that reports things he said yesterday that he is blantantly
denying today. When Trump talks about "fake news" he is not
referring to his fake campaign about President Obama's birth certificate or
Alex Jones claiming the parents of the babies murdered in Sandy Hook are
"crisis actors" and there was no gunman, not shooting, no dead children.
"Fake news" is a weapon Trump uses to confuse and whip up
his base. And they buy it.
The oddest post is: "When the media can't even figure out the most
basic fundamental truths, what good are they really?" Really? That is the true danger of people who want to mingle truth with lies and
deception. They blame the press for reporting real events. They attack the
free press. They use the Constitution as a twisted defense for things they
don't like. Par for the deflectors .The free press for the
most part is doing it's job. And today we have many outlets in verifying
the truth or dishonesty of almost any news event. Fact Check, Snopes.com and
others are apps for checking out the many news articles that we all see every
day. Do it! Up until last week, Trump has falsified or lied about
over 4300 times since he took office. This isn't good. Truth is truth and
lies are lies. There isn't a gray area. The earth is flat or it is round,
it isn't both. But the right can't compensate for the lies and
dishonesties they have to deal with each day. So they attack the free press,
they deflect and they distort. Par for the course. Sure must twist their vision
of right and wrong. There is truth and there is dishonesty. Not a hybrid of
How is a "free and unfettered" media any different than a free and
unfettered president? Where was the media outrage when Obama referred to
Christians as people who simply cling to their God and guns? Where was the media
outrage when Hillary Clinton called people who didn't want to vote for her
"deplorables?" Free speech either applies to all of us or none of us.
No one says you have to like or dislike a particular president. President Trump
has as much right to call out the press on their attacks and shortcomings as
they do to call out him on his. If you demand that he be professional, then
demand it from the press and other media, as well. "Be the change you want
to see" applies to all of us.
How exactly do those who want real news expect that to happen? Would they prefer
just a column of things happening, such as Trumps tweets without comment? What
if a plane crashes, do they print just the place, time and death count without
any concern about what the experts think happened and how people survived?
Reporters are called on to give whatever there may be and how much you want to
hear.I majored in history, and was a little surprised to find out
that historians not only give the facts, but why things happen. That may change
over the years as more facts become available and people see things differently.
I think that should also be how news is reported if there is enough evidence. If you believe that someplace like Fox News doesn't go far out of
the realm of what really happened and why, perhaps you should listen with a
filter.Several months ago, Trump, who admits he has not read the
Constitution, said maybe we should get rid of freedom of speech and the press. I
find that very frightening. That would put us on the same level of most
dictatorships in history.We all need to listen more to our own
consciences not someone else's "truths".
"The office of the president is not being respected right now. A lot of it
is our mainstream media. I’m for America and want so much for us to become
united." Whatever one thinks of our president, or the presidency itself,
that is a worthy desire." A united America is a principle worth writing
about.That final statement implies the media needs to fall in line
or support the presidency. I thought that is why Trump was elected. He was
going to bring the country together with his leadership.I believe
the media has a right and responsibility to bring to light problems that can and
should be addressed. And by the way:Its not fake news when Trump
lies and the media calls him out.Its not fake news when he confuses
his own advisers and denies the Russian hacking and the media calls him out.It is not fake news when he chooses to assassinate and demean the
character any celebrity, athlete, or politician he dislikes and the media calls
him out.I do not agree in giving the president a pass on all these
issues.Ask yourself the question who is really the cause of the
current vitriolic back and forth?
When staunch republicans, the "party over country" crowd, start calling
the D-News "liberal" we know that our country is in peril.
"RC" is correct that we "all tend to gravitate to the source that
espouses thinking that closely aligns with our own." But I don't see
how we can be enlightened by "flipping the channel" or reading
"alternative views" when those views are as biased and/or false as my
own may be. I admit - I have a strong conservative, even libertarian bias and it
sickens me to listen to the MSM twist and spin facts and then spew their biased
opinions (even Fox News does it at times).The socialist/Dems are
NEVER going to convince me that anything they say is true or correct or good for
this country. Conversely, I'm never going to convince them that they are a
danger to this country and following them will ultimately kill our Republic.And there you have it - the divide that I do not think can be closed by
perusing alternative views.
@Light and Liberty: There are vast ‘opinions’ of what people call
‘moral values’. You may think abortion is ‘wrong’ on
‘moral’ grounds that ‘life is precious’ etc. I may think
abortion is ‘fine’. You may think Cannabis is ‘wrong’ or
‘immoral’. I think it’s the greatest plant God ever made.
How can any reader believe you are "disrespecting" Donald Trump by
standing up for a free and unfettered media? To me it echoes what Trump seems to
be saying at every one of his rallies: "If the media don't agree with
me and everything I do, they are fake news and the enemy of the people." It
not only is narcissistic to the extreme, it is extremely dangerous to our
country. Your drawing a parallel (not a comparison) with Nazi Germany was, IMO,
Gone are the days where we all got our news from the same sources—people
like Walter Cronkite. Today, with cable TV we have a 24 hr news cycle which has
to be filled and so it is no longer just news but also includes programs which
provide nothing but pure commentary and opinionators. This is where we find the
roots of discord and divisiveness that now dominate society. There
are still programs which steer clear of opinionators. Ethical and
reliable sources will admit and correct mistakes in reporting when they happen.
One question I never get an answer to is how/what sources do
Conservatives use to fact check what they read/watch/listen to?
Doug, neither you, nor I, nor anyone else critical of Trump's actions are
disrespecting the office of President. Donald Trump does that himself with
every late night tweet and emotional outburst. To call out a man, even the
President of the United States, who flagrantly calls the media, and thereby the
1st Amendment, our enemy is not only our right, but our duty. I am more
concerned with the people among us who angrily, and blindly, try to defend
Trump's views regarding the media, and try to shout down anyone who
doesn't fall in line behind them and their party.
Poster "Light and Liberty" gives us quite the eloquent dialogue, but I
get the feeling after reading it several times IMO, what "Light and
Liberty" is saying is really not "stand for something", but stand
for something I believe!This is not an uncommon thought process.
In fact most of us practice this kind of thinking.Few News sources
are totally unbiased, some are more or less biased than others. We all tend to
gravitate to the source that espouses thinking that closely aligns with our
own. In this age of enlightened news sources, would we not all be
better served if we mixed in a potpourri of sources, flip the channel, read
alternate views, much is available on line. Would our country and
ourselves not be better served if we looked for what is good in our political
parties instead of what we can find to denigrate.I know is sounds
like a pollyanna attitude, but isn't there some medium ground between
Pollyanna and the red meat attitudes we now practice.
It's OK for the media to self-reflect. But we have a president who is
ill-informed, does not tell the truth, and whose number one goal in life seems
to be for everyone to think he's fabulous and to tell him that often.
Insecure narcissists melt under criticism and they bully back.
Mr Wilks quotes a reader: "The office of the president is not being
respected right now. A lot of it is our mainstream media. I’m for America
and want so much for us to become united". He agrees with this
sentiment.The office of the president is not respected by most of us
now because the current occupant of said office is not respectable. The
president is guilty of misleading and lying to the American people; has refused
to fully disclose his business connections, some of which may be with Russian
oligarchs, thereby tainting his relationship with our biggest geo-global enemy;
and tweets nonsense on a virtual daily basis. He is profoundly
unrespectable.Just how is the American public supposed to respond to
that kind of person? With respect? Gimme a break.Worse than the
president is the many apologists for his wanton ways and difficulty in truth
telling. The media and those of us with the guts to call out the president and
his apologists for the many mistatements and hyperbolic claims (its either trump
or socialism!) are criticized as unAmerican and unpatriotic. Malarkey. We are
the ones defending the Constitution, American history and civil society.
When the president regularly takes to Twitter to insult and offend people, he
doesn’t deserve our respect. This week’s attacks on Lebron James and
Don Lemon were so despicable, even Melania Trump spoke out in James’
defense. Trump supporters can criticize the media all they want for
what they perceive as liberal bias, but perhaps it would be more useful to
recognize that the president invites much of the opprobrium he receives with his
Do you really care about freedom of the press? Then you should be fighting for
Julian Assange. And is Trump really that bad, or does he just not fit your idea
of a president? I guess you said the same thing about our last president who
said "I did not say you could keep your health care." (Regardless that
29 recorded videos show he did.) I can go on to list over 100 Obama scandals
and quotes where he did not do what he said or tried to cover up what he did.
Where were your comparisons of Obama to past leaders who went beyond
Presidential authority? Your supposed outrage is really just, my party lost so
I'm going to throw a tantrum. Grow up.
@Doug Wilks "It came out strongly against President Donald Trump's
actions in calling the media the enemy of the people...."I
don't think he calls all media the enemy of the people. He qualifies it as
those media publishing what he calls fake news. Please correct me if you have a
counter-example. I don't follow his tweets.Would you call
someone who knowingly publishes falsehoods a friend of the people?
Bless you, Doug. I love it that you are open with what goes on in the newsroom.
Back in the day, there was more "just the facts, ma'am"
journalism. Journalism had some outlets that were conservative or liberal, but
most were considered even-handed. Today, with the advent of what we might call
talk television, opinion and spins are sliced in with the coverage more.At
this point, you probably expect me to say that is bad. I don't. To some
extent, it is good. For one, it makes the news more interesting.But, I
will tell you where how I would like to see our news continue to evolve. What
if, instead of trying to be unbiased by not showing any bias (like we did in the
old days), we were honest about revealing our biases as reporters, but
endeavored to be even-handed, the same? What if, instead of hiding our biases,
we expressed them while at making every attempt to be unbiased? It is good
to discuss things openly, and to be frank. I don't know that that hurts
good news coverage, even though it involves inserting opinion. It does make the
news more interesting. I wonder but what with all the clearly biased media of
today, we don't follow the news more, and discuss it more.
Doug, the problem with this follow-up is its failure to admit any wrongdoing by
the media, your staff or your paper. Admissions of error by the media are too
few and far between; they should be, but aren’t, standard practice in the
newspaper business. Case in point: a recent piece by one of your
writers criticized the President’s press secretary for calling a reporter
“stupid.” That word was in quotation marks in the original story.
When I commented, as I’m doing here, that Ms. Sanders never in fact used
that word and that your reporter made that accusation by reading and believing
what reporters at other papers had mistakenly reported, your reporter added a
comment to the end of her story, stating that, yes, Ms. Sanders never actually
used that word but it nevertheless describes “the essence” of her
remarks. That comment completely undermined the original story. Why not admit
the error and apologize for it? If one claims to be honest in one’s
reporting, one should be equally honest about one’s mistakes.Freedom of the press is essential, but when those who exercise it fail to give
it the respect it deserves, they become, as the President has said, the
This is an admirable but uncalled-for piece of humble pie, in my opinion.
Readers who chasten you for being disrespectful of the office of the
presidency should wake up to the way Trump disrespects that office with every
rally, with every tweet. To this reader, “D” has come to stand for
the disgraceful and dishonorable talk and behavior constantly dominating the
headlines. How your readers can’t see that is beyond me.
One of the problems I have with the media and many citizens is this uncertainty
about what is moral or immoral, what is right and wrong, should we turn to
Socialism for a better America or not, is abortion a wonderful choice or is it
wrong, do we want to do away with the constitution or keep it as it was written
or even how it should be changed. The list can go on and on! When the media
can't even figure out the most basic fundamental truths, what good are they
really? I can educate myself on a lot of things, but when a reading public
doesn't even have any kind of reinforcement about fundamental principles
from the main stream media, how much good can they really do? If the media has
lost its ability to even see the most fundamental truths, what truth coming from
them can really make a difference in my life or the life of the nation. Does
the Deseret News have a constitution? Do they have any written standards that
we can look to and say, 'O.K., at least I can hold them accountable for
their stewardship of declared principles.' Too bad they don't. It
may be one of the main reasons readership is down. Stand for something!