America is in a crisis, with the attack on the news media by Donald Trump.
Unfortunately one third to 45 percent of the American people believe that the news media are promoting “fake news’.
They would rather believe Donald Trump, or Fox News Channel, or Talk Radio, and many of these people see the rest of the media to be the enemy, rather than their role of exposing evil.
Without a thriving media, corruption and scandal would run totally rampant.
America is blessed with journalists who often are threatened by mob mentality at Trump rallies.
These journalists are committed to pursuit of the truth, and many news media sources are failing to make a profit, and are closing up, causing the mass loss of brilliant young journalists.
The fact that the media industry is a business which needs to make a profit does not take away from their sacrifices in trying to learn the truth.
Richard Nixon and the Watergate Scandal would never have been exposed if not for two young cub reporters, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein of the Washington Post from 1972 through 1974.
Today, in the time of danger that Donald Trump represents, it is the Washington Post again, along with the New York Times, which is promoting the survival of constitutional government.