Berkeley, February 23, 2020 11:10 PM
If something is at stake in the political campaign is the debate of ideas, proposals, ideologies. Thus in a time where influential writers get their prime time in influential newspaper, playing the role of political analysts, their mission is to inform people about those proposed plans or ideologies, in order that they can make an informed decision in their votes. While of course I am speaking in a foreign country, where I actually do not vote, but which elections attract plenty of attention, I have bet to produce some comments. What a terrible Opinion-Editorial published today in the New York Times by Ross Douthat titled Can Sanders be stopped?. A title that seems was changed in the online version. What a Machiavellian article. I am writing this because I hate strategy advised or applied at any cost just for a purpose to obtain a result. That is not right. Such articles advising how to win a nomination, or an election, or how to defeat a candidate should be rejected.
I aim to believe that Joseph Pulitzer was a journalist for informing people not for manipulating his audience to stop a candidate in a political race!
I neither think that Johannes Gutenberg goal was manipulation, but rather a noble mission of education and information!
Nor Sir Tim Berners-Lee have invented the World Wide Web for manipulation, but for sharing of information.
Thus, use well the opportunity that was given to you.
The ends DO NOT justify the means!