True Journalism is Needed!
The NDN Editorial on Thursday about NSA surveillance gives me some encouragement that the NDN understands that the public needs to be continually informed about how and when our Constitutional rights are violated by big government.
Your position is correct: “The public’s attention span is short -not because Americans don’t care, but because they are preoccupied with their daily lives”. RIGHT ON target NDN!
And therein lays the problem. Americans are relying on true journalism to keep them informed constantly. It does not matter whether it is a Republican or Democrat doing the violating but those who are guilty should be exposed; and the people are well enough informed to peacefully do something about it. The public‘s employees are the elected officials who need to be held accountable; and I mean held accountable with legal recourse when justified by their actions!
The NDN has been accused of not fulfilling the public's need and in my opinion justifiably so. Too many times the NDN front page is filled with issues far less important than the Benghazi attack, the IRS profiling, and the mess the Affordable Healthcare Act (AFA) is in with its “exceptions”, penalties and high insurance premiums. Let us not forget the unilateral changes to the AFA law by the President, without legislative vote.
NDN would be well advised to heed their own astute observations about the public’s attention span being short; and as true journalists, keep the issues out front and unbiased.