President Carter may have had a poor presidency and he may suffer from delusions of grandeur when it comes to diplomacy, but he’s always been a very intelligent and relatively honest man when he speaks. Maureen Dowd should have known this before asking him to give credence to the mainstream media’s narrative that Donald Trump would have lost the election without Russian interference.
Dowd’s article in the NY Times is laced with clear attacks on President Trump and subtle jabs at Carter for not joining in on the attacks. She made the former obvious with her opening paragraph:
Most people would run away screaming at the thought of working for a boss who humiliates subordinates in public, throttles them in private, demands constant flattery, spends all day watching cable TV and behaves in a wildly unpredictable way.
As for Carter, he wasn’t going to take the bait. “I don’t think there’s any evidence that what the Russians did changed enough votes, or any votes,” he said.
Though this was easily the biggest takeaway from the entire interview, Dowd made sure to put it just below the 1000-word mark, possibly in hopes that fewer people made it that far down. She added plenty of fluff ahead of it such as asking whether Carter had President Obama’s email address and noting how Carter stood off to the side in the “famous” presidents’ photo from eight years ago. It was an excellent teaching moment for aspiring journalists on how to bury the lede.
Overall, both Jimmy’s and wife Rosalynn’s quotes made the story worth a read, but Dowd’s own crafting of the article demonstrated her clear bias.
One Sick Day Proves We Need More Voices in Truthful Media
On October 19, I was sick. It crossed my mind that I had finally gotten the ‘rona, but my wife’s cream of chicken soup and a few extra hours of sleep into mid-afternoon had be back up and running after a sleepless night before.
When I finally stumbled over to my computer in the evening, I was met with a deluge of concern from readers. They asked what had happened as only one article had been posted that day. Generally, we post between 10-20 daily between all of the sites, not included curated and aggregated content. Seeing that we’d only posted my super-early morning article before taking the rest of the day off had readers assuming the worst.
We have a wonderful and talented group of writers who volunteer their time for the sites and their readers. Sharing their amazing perspectives has always been a blessing to us because we cannot afford to hire anyone at this time. But having great writers is meaningless if we don’t have great editors, or at least one additional. My wife helps me read and edit stories from time to time, but I’m a one-man show when it comes to getting the stories posted.
Whenever I highlight our desperate need for donations, I note that we do not receive money from Google ads even though most in conservative media are beholden. I often ambiguously note that the money donated will help us grow. Today, I’m highlighting a specific need. We must get an editor to help take some of the load and to expand on our mission of spreading the truth to the world. One sick day proved that.
The great news is that there is no shortage of people who CAN help. I am emailed variations of resumes every week by people who are much smarter than I am. As much as I’d love to hire some of them, we simply cannot. That takes money and as blessed as we’ve been to receive donations and collect ad money (though not from Google or Facebook), we have still fallen short.
Those who have the means, PLEASE consider donating. We have the standard Giving Fuel option and people can donate through PayPal. We are also diving into what we believe is extremely disruptive technology at LetsGo.finance, the world’s first major donation portal for crypto. I’ll be talking a lot more about them in the near future. Those who prefer Bitcoin can send to my address here: 3A1ELVhGgrwrypwTJhPwnaTVGmuqyQrMB8
We can get the voices out there and we’re willing to shine a spotlight on new talent. We just need the resources to make it happen. If you can help, we would be extremely grateful.
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