Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Oathkeepers: A Snowball Named Reuters

 
 
Tuesday, August 11, 2015, was quite the day for Oath Keepers.  On Monday the 10th, four of our members had served as body guards at Ferguson, Missouri, for a news crew from InfoWars dot com. The whole of the Oath Keepers organization did not pile in and clog the streets. Only four Oath Keepers were working that detail, as a favor to journalists who were concerned about their safety.

I say, “only four”, just to denote that the organization did not muster forces for another security detail. The four were acting locally, at the request of InfoWars, and were doing so because there had already been trouble for some journalists in Ferguson. I say, “only four”, but that is not to understate the highly professional work our four Oath Keepers did there. Oath Keepers national is proud of the quiet professionalism, cool-headed methodology, and expert deportment of those four Missouri Oath Keepers.

Led by Sam Andrews, these brave men carried out their mission, and the journalists they were guarding were kept safe in the midst of yet another Ferguson, Missouri, riot. At the core of Sam’s and his pals’ mission were journalists, so let’s talk a bit about journalism in America. I would like to share something from the  U.S. Congressional Record of February 9, 1917, page 2947.  One may search for this quite easily and bring up many results, but I like the simplicity of how the good folks over at Mindfully.org posted it.

More @ Oath Keepers

6 comments:

  1. It's too bad that 'the boy who cried wolf' isn't required reading in journalism school.

    Not as good of an idea as eliminating journalism school altogether but at least it's a start.

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    1. Thanks and I just re-posted one on the subject.

      http://freenorthcarolina.blogspot.com/2015/08/the-business-of-journalists-is-to.html

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  2. Can't live with 'em and can't live without 'em. Journalists.

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    1. I'd sure try living without them, though. :)

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    2. They would be easier to live with if they would be journalists instead of propagandists.

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