For as long as there has been news, there have been attacks against the media. Attacks on the press are nothing more than attempts to silence the people, to sway opinion away from facts and to minimize open public discourse. It is one thing to say that you disagree with the facts, that you have a different interpretation. It is another thing entirely to discard the truth and replace it with fake news, junk science or blatantly false reasoning. Personal attacks against journalists go even further in debasing a healthy democracy.
DAY 3 Just entering the waterways near Sitka, Alaska. I think we gained an hour in time zone this morning. I forgot how you all love the day to day minutia of my travels so I’ll try to remember updates. Sorry about Days 1 and 2. Not much to share. Lots of eating, drinking, smoking cigars, and laughing. Remind me to tell you the Saving Private Ryan and Schindler’s List stories. (Private joke.)