Truth and justice is The American Way. This has always been a great nation and it will continue to be one, no matter if anyone else sees it differently. We must never allow our great future to rush in a daze.
Americans are better than this. We should stop paying attention to bogus tweets, fake news, false statements, or made up statistics which are dividing friends and families as well as attracting the ire from our closest allies.
These are the possibilities. Folks are spreading deliberate lies, or are morons with no idea what they're saying.
With so much to be thankful for, why do some believe anyone who is uninformed, or for some God forsaken reason is trying to bring the US down.
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but the truth will always be the final arbiter. Some people like to claim their love for our country and our great flag without their actions matching their own words or will attempt to manipulate their own facts. At this point and time, it has become increasingly difficult to tell which is worse.
The English phrase "The pen is mightier than the sword" was coined by Edward Bulwer-Lytton in 1839, in his historical play Cardinal Richelieu. The saying quickly gained currency, and by the 1840s it was a commonplace.
Today it is used in many languages, mostly translated from the English. The French version is "La plume est plus forte que l'epee." By the way, this also applies to pencils, and now text.
These are dark and stormy times when fact-based journalism is under assault, and we need to be proactive in talking about how the truth serves the public interest, as well subscribe to transparency about our research.
Our solemn suggestion is to seek out real news, which has been vetted and fact-checked for hundreds of years. For example, Reuters and The Associated Press offer hundreds of years in journalism.
Reuters news a is the world’s largest international multimedia news provider reaching more than one billion people every day. Reuters provides trusted business, financial, national, and international news to professionals via Thomson Reuters desktops, the world's media organizations, and directly to consumers at Reuters.com and via Reuters TV. http://www.reuters.com/
The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. Founded in 1846, AP today is the most trusted source of independent news and information. On any given day, more than half the world's population sees news from AP. On the web: www.ap.org. https://www.apnews.com/
Journalists must recognize that we cannot capture the perfect truth because every human is experiencing the world differently and news is not able to capture reality in all its complexity. What we can agree on are facts.
<--- See how easy it is for someone to write something anonymously. It is too easy to spread negativity. Like a scab that keeps getting picked at by morons. Commentary must be regulated. People should only be able to share their opinions in person. People are bad and their voices should be silenced. Its easy for other countries to start arguements between oposing sides. Stoking fires and spreading us apart.