Walter Williams started the nation’s first school of journalism at the University of Missouri in 1908. Williams was the first Dean and renowned for his “Journalist’s Creed” which said, in part:
I believe in the profession of journalism.
I believe that the public journal is a public trust; that all connected with it are, to the full measure of their responsibility, trustees for the public; that acceptance of a lesser service than the public service is betrayal of this trust.
I believe that clear thinking and clear statement, accuracy and fairness are fundamental to good journalism.
I believe that a journalist should write only what he holds in his heart to be true.
I believe that suppression of the news, for any consideration other than the welfare of society, is indefensible.
I believe that no one should write as a journalist what he would not say as a gentleman; that bribery by one’s own pocketbook is as much to be avoided as bribery by the pocketbook of another; that individual responsibility may not be escaped by pleading another’s instructions or another’s dividends.
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I believe that the journalism which succeeds best — and best deserves success — fears God and honors Man; is stoutly independent, unmoved by pride of opinion or greed of power, constructive, tolerant but never careless, self-controlled, patient…
Williams would likely find what passes for “journalism” among Mainstream Media (MSM) today a foreign and ignoble profession masquerading as objective reporting. And leading the charge in the flood tide of biased news, the New York Times — The Gray Lady — held as the gold standard in newspaper reporting and called the “newspaper of record.”
The NYT cites its motto, “All the News That’s Fit to Print,” which begs the question, “Who decides what is or isn’t fit to print?”
In 1995, the New York Times featured an article by Brett Pulley, “Crowning the Comeback King,” applauding Trump for his business acumen whereby he turned his business loss around to rebuild his fortune. Pulley noted:
Though there are still four years to go in the 90’s, business and government leaders in New York honored Donald J. Trump yesterday for pulling off what they called “the comeback of the decade.”
Mr. Trump, the developer who came to epitomize opulent wealth during the 80’s before tumbling into deep financial trouble, has managed to erase much of his debt and is moving ahead with major projects at a time other developers are idling.
Judging from the attention showered on him yesterday at the Union League Club, some of New York’s civic and business leaders are quite captivated by Mr. Trump, despite the financial uncertainties that still surround some of his properties.
Imagine that, Donald Trump was praised by the Big Apple’s Who’s Who in Business, the NYT covering the occasion like a brilliant broadway review.
After the collapse of the real estate market of the 1980’s, Mr. Trump’s company was left holding some $8.8 billion in debt, causing his personal net worth to drop to a low of about $1 billion in the red by 1991.
But since then, his fortunes have changed. He continues to pursue the trademark trophy-style projects he is known for, such as a hotel and condominium project on the southwest corner of Central Park that is expected to open by late 1996.
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…at Tuesday’s luncheon, with his family by his side, Mr. Trump was in full form, gracefully taking in all the praise, like a preacher gathering up Sunday’s collections.
The New York Times acknowledged the loss and turnaround in on October 25, 1995, but on Saturday, October 1, 2016 — 21 years later — MSM’s famed Gray Lady broke illegally obtained news with the headline, “Donald Trump Tax Records Show He Could Have Avoided Taxes for Nearly Two Decades, The Times Found.”
The column, which by any other name would be a “Hillary campaign’s Trump hit-piece,” penned by David Barstow, Susanne Craig, Russ Buettner, and Megan Twohey, speaks of the billionaire in dark tones. The quartet of brave authors inform the nation of Donald Trump’s sinister actions…
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