NYT Op-Ed and the Trumpian Corruption.... of the media
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Started by metmike - Sept. 7, 2018, 10:23 p.m.

From The New Yorker:

The Anonymous New York Times Op-Ed and the Trumpian Corruption of Language and the Media


Some interesting points below:

"But having this state of affairs described in print further establishes that an unelected body, or bodies, are overruling and actively undermining the elected leader....... it also plainly signals the demise of some of its most cherished ideals and constitutional norms. An anonymous person or persons cannot govern for the people, because the people do not know who is governing."

"The article asserts that the country is, to some extent, governed not by the President but by a group of people who have taken it upon themselves to moderate, modify, and even block the President’s actions.

The Op-Ed section is separate from the news operation, but, in protecting the identity of the person who wrote the Op-Ed, the paper forfeits the job of holding power to account."

"A lack of transparency in government is a constitutional crisis in the making, not an unrecognized feat of heroism. Also, one must note that the author of the Op-Ed is very much singing his own praises, albeit anonymously.

I would even argue that, by claiming, anonymously, to have usurped some of the power of the Presidency, the author has separated himself from the people, rendering the phrase “we as a nation” doubly false."

"This is part of the degradation that the author describes in this passage, while failing to acknowledge that he has been an active perpetrator of that degradation, not a passive victim."

By mcfarm - Sept. 8, 2018, 7:07 a.m.
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in other words despite all of the talk of the deep state the warnings have not been strong enough and yet we have the libs still mocking them.....strange days