Sunday, February 26, 2017

The Post’s new tocsin

The Washington Post’s new motto, under its masthead:

“Democracy dies in darkness.”

With Trump’s full-court suppress the press tactics, it’s a timely warning.

Thomas Jefferson put it bluntly:

"The press [is] the only tocsin of a nation. [When it] is completely silenced... all means of a general effort [are] taken away." 

For those who don’t know, tocsin is a warning bell.

When a leader calls a free press “the enemy of the people,” it’s take to head for the ramparts of public opinion and head off the dictatorship.

Hitler hated a free press. Stalin hated a free press. South American dictators hated a free press. Trump is in some frightening company.
To read the article about the Washington Post added its tocsin slogan, click on the-washington-posts-dark-new-motto-is-pure-branding-genius

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