Thursday, February 23, 2017

I've Come To Talk With You Again

People (see below) are talking about The Washington Post's new slogan (or old slogan that they're now putting up front): "Democracy Dies in Darkness"

Is this sentiment true?  Probably. Though I suppose Democracy can die in the light as well.  Regardless, I don't know what it has to do with The Washington Post, or with anything in particular going on in the country at present.  I mean, if this statement is true today, it was true a year ago (though if the Post had used the slogan then they'd probably have been accused of racism).

If they're unhappy with Trump, too bad.  Their job is their job, and they should go about it in a vigorous yet disinterested manner, whether they like the candidate (which they don't, along with almost every other major paper in the country) or not, and whether they believe the president appreciates them or not.

Putting up the slogan, then, comes across as self-pitying, self-righteous, arrogant and vainglorious.  And because it implies Trump is a threat, it feeds the suspicion that they can't be fair, which is part of what caused their problem in the first place.  If they believe in what they're saying, they should prove it in action, not whine about it.

A much better motto comes from Faber College: "Knowledge Is Good." Now there's something I can get behind.


Blogger ColumbusGuy said...

Bezos as Bluto. I like it.

9:22 AM, February 23, 2017  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is not debatable whether Trump is a threat. It is debatable whether slogans mean anything in regard to that though at least its pissing off the right people- the altright people

5:33 PM, February 23, 2017  
Blogger LAGuy said...

A threat? What kind of threat? To Democracy?

5:36 PM, February 23, 2017  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They didn't piss off anyone. The Washington Post has become a laughing stock.

6:01 PM, February 23, 2017  
Blogger ColumbusGuy said...

And that was even before the motto.

2:50 AM, February 24, 2017  

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