Celebrate World Press Freedom Day… by Decrying Local Press Hypocrites
For reason, the US has sunken to #49 on the World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters without Borders. The lack of a truly free press in America and is the result of a Faustian deal made by far too many journalists. That deal mandates placing career above bold truth telling. Far too many journalists are in cahoots with the chambers of commerce and advertizers and pillars of the community and political hacks, both local and national.
The local press hypocrites I decry are editors Paul Pronovost of the Cape Cod Times and Noah Hoffenberg of the Barnstable Patriot because issues of freedom of expression are not as important to them as shielding community pillars like Lucy Loomis who permanently banned me, my ideas, and the ideas of those whom I publish from my very neighborhood library without possibility of due process. Both Pronovost and Hoffenberg refuse to publish anything regarding that egregious curtailment of freedom of expression.