October 21, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-10-21 at 5.29.03 AMRather: A Lack of Truth

As the movie, “Truth,” opens this week throughout the United States, The Wall Street Journal’s Dorothy Rabinowitz takes aim at the lie behind the truth. “It is a view evident in every aspect of ‘Truth,’ in every sonorous speech about how freedom of inquiry and democracy itself were the real victims of the firings and resignations that ensued once the scandal broke. These recitals come with stupefying regularity, as do certain golden moments—not for the fainthearted—in which the characters of Ms. Mapes and Dan Rather profess their mutual love and trust in one another in their struggle for justice.”


Obama: A Lack of Transparency

Townhall.com offers a critic of transparency under President Obama. “[I]inspectors general inside the federal government have been kicked, neutered and starved of the authority and information they need to do their jobs. It’s transparently clear: President Obama loathes and fears independent watchdogs.”


Clinton: A Growing Lack of Support

The self-anointed Democrat nominee is losing ground to both Donald Trump and Carly Fiorina in a Rasmussen poll.

“Trump draws support from 65% of Republicans in a matchup against Clinton while Clinton is backed by 70% of voters in her party. Interestingly, 24% of GOP voters would prefer some other candidate in a Trump-Clinton matchup, compared to just 14% of Democrats.

“Among voters not affiliated with either political party, it’s Trump 37%, Clinton 25%. But 29% of these voters prefer some other candidate, and 10% are undecided.

“When matched against GOP candidate Carly Fiorina, Clinton picks up 40% of the vote to Fiorina’s 34% among all voters. Twenty-one percent (21%) would choose some other candidate while five percent (5%) are not sure.”

Christopher Harper is a longtime journalist, who reported in Europe and the Middle East. He teaches media law and international journalism. Send suggestions and tips to charper@temple.edu.


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