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It’s not enough to raise issues. Reporters need to keep tracking them until they are resolved.
It’s easy to get caught up in the national media’s all-Trump-all-the-time coverage. But let’s keep at least one eye on Hawaii.
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard needs to quit blaming the press for bad publicity about her secret trip to Syria and disclose all the facts behind it.
Did you vote? Good. Did you march? Great. Now keep it up, and we may be able to reclaim a country where truth matters.
Unless the public fights for transparency along with journalists the important public business will continue to be done in secret.
Eventually, out of the muck will emerge new standards of what is legitimate news and what is mere mean-spirited propaganda.
What we value here is an idea, at the core of our democracy, that we should know what’s happening in our government and have every right to ask about it.
After a year of praising and criticizing Hawaii journalists, this columnist is looking to ratchet up the public discourse.
Share what you like, criticize what you don’t. Media outlets pay close attention to the desires of their potential audiences.
Controlling who gets to cover the story is one more weapon in the multi-pronged assault on a free press in America.
Americans need to refocus on what is credible information. But don’t expect any help from the incoming Trump administration.
Ultimately, we choose our technologies and what we do with them. We need to become more thoughtful and less reactive.