By SJWNY, a Trail Mix Contributor
The latest damning of the media made me think of the days when journalists were considered heroes to many. News People were cool. Really.
Following are quotes from different yet relevant time periods. The lines from I, Claudius remind us that petty tyrants are eternal. They are not unique or special, just need to be identified and called out.
With that in mind, I yield to Claudius:
Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out.
The big moment for me was making ‘All the President’s Men.’ It was not about Watergate or President Nixon. I wanted to focus on something I thought not many people knew about: How do journalists get the story? – Robert Redford
The media should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut and just listen for awhile. – Stephen K. Bannon
Tiberius: Has it ever occurred to you, mother, that it’s you they hate and not me?
Livia: There is nothing in this world that occurs to you that does not occur to me first. That is the affliction I live with. – I, Claudius (BBC)
This is a generation weaned on Watergate, and there is no presumption of innocence and no presumption of good intentions. Instead, there is a presumption that, without relentless scrutiny, the government will misbehave. – Dee Dee Myers
I want you to quote this. The media here is the opposition party. They don’t understand this country. They still do not understand why Donald Trump is the President of the United States. – Stephen K. Bannon
Sejanus: I’ve no need of a trial to prove your guilt.
Gallus: A song sung by every small town corrupt policeman, which is what you are and what you should have stayed. I’ve watched your career with fascination, Sejanus, it’s been a revelation to me. I’ve never fully realized how a small mind, allied to limitless ambition and without scruple could destroy an entire country full of clever men. – I, Claudius (BBC)
The great thing about Watergate is, is that the system worked. The American system worked. The Press did its job. We did what we were supposed to do. – Carl Bernstein
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