Power of Words

Posted on March 14, 2017


We are living in a time when our president calls news, “fake news” and he offers “alternative facts.” He says the news media is an enemy  of the American people.

However, we offer kudos to the dedicated journalists for being the mirrors of the world, no matter how disfigured the images may be.

Newspaper columnists Kathleen Parker, Charles Krauthammer, E. J. Dionne, and Pat Buchanan among others keep me informed. Newspapers have been a routine friend that accompanies my coffee every morning despite its change in weight.

Words matter to those who search for the truth to make a difference in how we are informed, either to take action or not.

Like Napoleon Bonaparte said, “Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets.” The president should make a note of this statement.

Newspapers and columnists keep using the power of words to bring to a focus the reality of what is happening in our nation today, where images are often so distorted.

As a citizen of this great country, I celebrate the freedom of the press and the beauty of language. I encourage all newspapers to maintain its quest for the facts and not “alternative facts” and “fake news” of yellow journalism that obscure the images of our great nation.

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