Isn’t the basis of journalism that what you are reading in the vaunted newspapers is fact and not fiction?
Aren’t the writers who put themselves on such a high ethical pedestal obligated to at least write the truth?
The Daily Press editorial board doesn’t think so.
In the Press’ self-admiring endorsement editorial telling everyone whom they should vote for and vote against, they dropped this little tidbit about their own journalistic ethic:
“We admire his willingness to get involved in the political process, but we cannot get behind his belief that that facts and figures should take precedence over leadership and persuasion in implementing laws.”
Oh my God! ! !
Read that again!
we cannot get behind his belief that that facts and figures should take precedence
That is a newspaper telling its readers that facts and figures are less important than leadership and persuasion!!
In other words, if someone can persuade you to jump off a cliff, that’s more important than the fact that you can’t fly.
It sure explains their endorsement of Terry McAuliffe, who promises increased funding for everything you could ever want and not even a hint of a fact where all that money would come from.
Political ads require disclaimers, and with the Daily Press’s confession that persuasion is more important to them than facts are, perhaps the Daily Press needs a disclaimer as well.
“Daily Press – We baffle you with BS”