Valdez: What the reaction to Roy Moore says about us (it's scary)

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 06:52:51 AM. The Roy Moore saga reveals how we are rejecting facts and overlooking integrity - both of which threaten our government.
Linda Valdez: The Roy Moore saga reveals how we are rejecting facts and overlooking integrity - both of which threaten our government. The saga of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore reveals two trends that are dangerous to our national experiment in self governing. Moore says "fake news" to accusations that he repeatedly sought sex with teen girls when he was a powerful man in his 30s. That's not surprising from a guy who was close enough to a Senate seat to smell the upholstery. What’s shocking is that he still has followers – and they are parroting his claim of being a victim.   Moore’s supporters say it’s all a “witch hunt” orchestrated by Democrats and abetted by the mainstream media. This blanket denial of inconvenient facts is the first dangerous trend. Consider how it threatens our form of government. Thomas Jefferson said: “An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people.” The First Amendment’s protection of a free press is all about making sure people have access to the information with which to become “educated.” The mainstream media employs reporters who are bound by professional ethics and a fear of lawsuits. People can make up their own minds about the facts they collect. People can have differences of opinion. But we are in big trouble if people simply reject facts they don’t like.   The Washington Post stories of Moore’s fondness for young girls were well researched and carefully detailed. The paper is not going to risk its...Read more
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