When the “gaggle” gobbles the press

It was just a “gaggle” – an informal off-camera gathering of the press. But it was another small step in the Trump Administration’s war on the press, as reported here by The New York Times.

Little by little the abnormal (alternative facts) creeps forward to become the new normal.  Only a diligent “Fourth Estate” – the free press whose freedoms are guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment – with full access to “government of the people, by the people, and for the people” – stands between democracy and autocracy.

This is serious. Breitbart News, the alt-right news media once headed by White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, was in on the gaggle. It’s enough to make a grown man or woman gag at the “gaggle” and gobble back at the Gobbler.

  • Gordon C. Stewart, Chaska, MN

 

 

7 thoughts on “When the “gaggle” gobbles the press

    • Marilyn, I went on Prednisone several weeks ago. It seems to have helped with PMR but the brain is even more squirrely than before, not good for those of us in the squirrel cage. It’s not your way of seeing the world. It’s the world you’re seeing that isn’t working. Nausea is a symptom of spiritual health. Blessings and Peace!

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  1. Love that last tine, especially the last parts of it, “gag at the “gaggle” and gobble back at the gobbler.” Reminds me of the turkeys we had on the farm when somebody would come up to talk to my dad, and they would circle around and gobble their two cents into the conversation. .. .sometimes almost as incomprehensible as the turkey’s gobbling..

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  2. Reblogged this on From Sandy Knob and commented:
    Love that last tine, especially the last parts of it, “gag at the “gaggle” and gobble back at the gobbler.” Reminds me of the turkeys we had on the farm when somebody would come up to talk to my dad, and they would circle around and gobble their two cents into the conversation. .. .sometimes almost as incomprehensible as the turkey’s gobbling..

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