Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Military Response

Refuting the Drumpf

“This sentiment may be the greatest threat to democracy in my lifetime, this sentiment. I will tell you, as journalism majors, as Americans, you should challenge that sentiment and that statement every opportunity you can. We must challenge this statement and this sentiment that the news media is the enemy of the American people.” 

—William McRaven, retired four-star admiral and former Navy SEAL, designer of Osama bin Laden raid, now chancellor of University of Texas System, addressing UT journalismstudents,‘Greatest threat to democracy’: Commander of bin Laden raid slams Trump’s anti-media sentiment,” Washington Post, Feb. 24, 2017. (Thanks to alert WORDster Chip Scanlan)

Editorial Comment: Nothing fake about that admiral.

Video: Watch McRaven’s remarks:


PeezPix by Ted Pease

Sleeping Dog, Lying

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