A man who commanded America's killer elite speaks out in defense of "journalists":
UT System Chancellor Bill McRaven on Tuesday night said President Trump’s recent description of the media as “the enemy of the American people” must be challenged and “this sentiment may be the greatest threat to democracy in my lifetime.”
McRaven, a retired U.S. Navy admiral, is former commander of the Special Operations Command. He made the comment during the inaugural event of the Communication and Leadership Speaker Series at UT’s Belo Center for New Media. McRaven, who has served as chancellor for two years, is also a UT journalism alumnus. During his lecture, McRaven said the country needs journalists now more than ever before and they must continue to hold others accountable.
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Dear Bill - the only journalist we really need is Julian Assange. We could also use Snowden and Manning, but they're not journalists.
The greatest threat to democracy in my lifetime has been the US military. And most US "journalists" have functioned as your cheerleaders, even when officers like you were lying ... especially when they were lying.
So yes we need journalists, but not the kind you're talking about.