I have no doubt that @jaketapper, Murrow’s heir in our wretched era of misinformation will speak to this and define some baseline of journalistic ethics. I am praying he doesn’t have Saas-itIs. Rick, do you think the A list reporters in that story have any idea about their
beclowning? Journalism is @mikebarnicle and Joe Galloway on a Vietnam battlefield. Journalism is @RichardEngel, David Bloom and @clarissaward. Journalism is the local reporters in Flynt Michigan and @DanaBashCNN. Journalism is @AshleyRParker @costareports @_RoxanneRoberts.
Journalism is Cronkite, Brokaw and Jennings. Journalism is @wolfblitzer, Bernard Shaw and @carolelee . Journalism is Scotty Reston and @maevereston. Journalism is Ernie Pyle and Daniel Pearl. Journalism is essential to democracy. The cancer of @yashar, his bullying, grift
and celebration by the media elite serves to prove that Trump and his legal assault on the free press isn’t the only threat to the 1st amendment. All I can say is wow!

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