The media: from watch dog to lap dog

Sam Smith - In the late 1930s a survey asked Washington journalists for their reaction to the following statement: It is almost impossible to be objective. You read your paper, notice its editorials, get praised for some stories and criticized for others. You 'sense policy' and are psychologically driven to slant the stories accordingly. Sixty … Continue reading The media: from watch dog to lap dog

Dismantling the Democrats

Sam Smith - The last clearly identifiable period during which the Democratic Party was a positive influence on the country was during the Johnson administration. Since then the number of Democratic Party led improvements have been minor. If this seems excessively critical consider the following list of things achieved before 1970 and compare that to … Continue reading Dismantling the Democrats