The Desert; From the Editor

In the case of most of America’s Yellow Press–and what is this about the press being Yellow, you ask? Most news in America is Yellow–and please do not misread this through one or another mis-steps taken from our systematic under-education, especially in matters pertaining to reading and writing and what must be called literacy and not alphabetism. Most news is driven by one kind of scandal mongering or another. The Brian Williams affair only reinforces this notion of mine that the news has little idea what Truth is–we determine the uppercase value of Truth through consensus more than by philosophical evaluation. Even to say “philosophical evaluation” is met with either derision or mockery in a culture that prides itself on being ignorant, which we do, and falls right in line with doubt having become the highest form of wisdom in our culture. What we have in this milieu of doubt, doubt and more doubt is in effect to have so relativized all minor ‘t’ truths that the Brian Williams affair seems logical, inevitable by necessity. The desire to pursue Truth does not exist in the news as we have it. No! We have been overwhelmingly subsumed, once more, by doubt, doubt and more doubt everywhere without a drop of truth to drink. News is in a desert.


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