The Post not only may be a little late to the party, but also it is clearly undeserving of accolades for recognizing what most Americans already knew. The rationale as to why The Post’s epiphany did not come to light sooner was unconvincing at best: “It is difficult to document whether the president knows he is not telling the truth.”
The guiding principles for journalists, according to the Poynter Institute, include being “honest, fair, and courageous in gathering, reporting, and . . . [holding] the powerful accountable.” Democracy is compromised when the media, in an abundance of caution and for purposes of political correctness, ignore these fundamental precepts.
Jim Paladino, Tampa