The story of private equity gutting and destroying media is familiar and already well-told.
Over and over again, journalists have documented the atrocity, including some whose jobs were lost over their work.
Private equity keeps buying and destroying.
It’s almost more comforting to imagine that the biggest danger that journalism faces, in this era, is a heavily armed Donald Trump…
But journalism is not going to be shot in the face by a man with a gun.Its demise will come in the form of handsome men in expensive suits, with bright eyes and firm handshakes, who’ll smile and publicly proclaim their best intentions and boldest promises.
Then, once they’re behind closed doors, the only sound that will be heard is the delicate whisper and swish of coldly brandished knives.
As to how President Trump has accomplished the seemingly impossible task of winning out over his mainstream media enemies doing everything in their power to destroy him is as masterful as it is historic—as instead of his confronting the press head on like nearly all of his predecessors were forced to do by jailing and/or suppressing them—he’s simply called them “fake news”, then ignored them as they kept running down the same path of destruction and doom they were headed towards anyway—while at the same time, Trump is doing what only one President in history has done before him—the founder of their nation President George Washington—whose only support he wanted in creating and preserving a new nation were those of its American peoples whom he called upon with the stirring words:
Our own Country's Honor, all call upon us for a vigorous and manly exertion, and if we now shamefully fail, we shall become infamous to the whole world.
Let us therefore rely upon the goodness of the Cause, and the aid of the supreme Being, in whose hands Victory is, to animate and encourage us to great and noble Actions—The Eyes of all our Countrymen are now upon us, and we shall have their blessings, and praises, if happily we are the instruments of saving them from the Tyranny mediated against them.
Let us therefore animate and encourage each other, and show the whole world, that a Freeman contending for Liberty on his own ground is superior to any slavish mercenary on earth.
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