As a small government libertarian I want to see an antagonistic press regardless of the party in power. I’m a believer in Lord Acton’s power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. An antagonistic press is one of the best guarantors of freedom in a country, and its loss should be mourned. In what amounts to one of the worst journalistic malpractices since William Randolph Hearst breathed his last, the great newspapers stopped the pretense of objectivity and neutrality in American politics and became the de facto Ministry of Propaganda for the Democratic Party.
This special report should have been written four years ago by the New York Times, Washington Post or other newspapers of record. It wasn’t, and our nation has suffered. At least it appears now.