I am not a journalist but I am a blogger and therefore share a brother and sisterhood of those who are keeping us all informed about the world around us. When you attack a journalist who is an essential part of our democracy then you undermine society. Bloggers, journalists, writers, reporters are all a part of keeping the shadows of the world illuminated so that no one can do nefarious things that can harm people.
The notion of fake news is a subjective one but there are a lot of news outlets who are doing the hard work of reporting the facts. Sure journalists are human and they don’t always get things right but more times than not they are accurate and factual. Without them we don’t know whats going on out there. So to those who are on the front lines in the news gathering business you have my support.
It seems this classic from Marvin Gaye is needed today. Mercy, Mercy Me speaks to the present from the past.
I am angry. Angry about how selfish people can be that they don’t want others to have the same things they have and to enjoy those freedoms of citizenship. Some folks wanted the clock turned back to a time that wasn’t good for everyone. They bought into the idea that America wasn’t great anymore. Why in the hell did a man who seems to have brought foxes into the hen house get elected. What also pisses me off is why did people of faith give this person a pass for the boorish and unethical behavior he has displayed in the past and basically torched our current president for wanting to give people health care and the right to marry who they choose. To me its party, ideology and greed above all else. Very sad and dark days are ahead for everyone.