sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Treason Then and Now

Calvin Trillin: "The Harry Golden Rule (for journalists), properly stated, is that in present-day America it's very difficult, when commenting on events of the day, to invent something so bizarre that it might not actually come to pass while your piece is still on the presses."

Let me give you an example:


If an American president said that when I was a boy, he would have been impeached for treason - likely imprisoned. He certainly would NOT have been re-elected.

Americans might have suspected that his motives in disbanding the Sixth Fleet were not in keeping with America's best interests.

Keep all this in context with the unfolding events in Syria.

8 comments:

  1. obama is the worst - THE worse.

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    1. Things slid a long way since we were kids.

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  2. And it will only get worse because as a lame duck he knows he has nothing to lose.

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    1. He does want to leave a legacy of something other than disaster and abomination, but he lacks the capacity to recognize good if he sees it. That comes from the wellsprings of his young life, which were often depraved and vicious.

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  3. He's certainly been quite the Messiah...

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  4. What he meant was, that, after the election, he would have more flexibility.

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    1. How's that working out for America?

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