Friday, June 27, 2008

In support of journalism

Via the McClatchy VP Howard Weaver's blog, Etaoin Shrdlu, I was stirred by the report on a column in the Macon Telegraph by Editorial Page Editor Charles Richardson, Why We Do What We Do.

Richardson, responding to attacks on his paper for printing the wonderful McClatchy Washington Bureau report on the detainees at Guantánamo, accusing the editors of being 'unpatriotic':
We are afraid some of our readers have a stilted view of our constitutional duty. But first a little history. Our country was founded as a nation of laws.
...Should the American press emulate the history of the former Soviet Union's Information Telegraph Agency of Russia, better known as TASS? Should the American press become the propaganda arm of the government such as "The Attack" newspaper in Nazi Germany, set up by the Minister for Public Enlightenment and Propaganda Joseph Goebbels? Is that what our founders had in mind?
Thank you, Mr. Richardson.



  • These are the footsoldiers of an organised racket of Gulf States, Underground financers, Extremists Gangs fighting in the name of Islam.They are the Civil faces...posing as Journalists,Lawyers, Propagandist and so Called Human Right Activists.

    I think the prisoners at Guantanamo are enemy of the mankind...who mercilessly ran their agenda of killing people, beheading people in the open, killing women, making them slaves...these prisoners should be treated l;ike Dogs...tortured and killed in the most cruel show the Talibans...what is waiting for them.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:32 AM  

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