Ouch

From a tweet referenced at Instapundit comes a(nother) learning possibility for a reporter (from which he will learn nothing).

Chris Cillizza retweeted comment from the guy who wrote the Hamilton play

“Campaigns against the press do not get your face carved in Mount Rushmore because when you chip away at the free press you chip away at the heart of democracy.” — Ron Chernow #WHCD2019

To which was responded:

“Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle.” – Thomas Jefferson, who is on Mt. Rushmore

“The man who did nothing else (but be a muckraker [investigative journalist]) was certain to become a force of evil.” – Teddy Roosevelt, also on Mt. Rushmore

“No president ever cracked down on the press more than Abraham Lincoln did,” Harold Holzer, author of “Lincoln and the Power of the Press,” winner of the 2015 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize for the finest scholarly work on the Civil War or Abraham Lincoln, who is on Mt. Rushmore

The sad thing is Chernow is a historian too. He is doing himself and two of his professions a great disservice. For what?

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