Propaganda Wing

Jan 25, 2018

To the Editor:

Is the Tokyo Rose phenomenon still alive with journalists and has it taken over the American media?

For those of us old enough to remember, Tokyo Rose, whose real name was Iva Toguri, was an American-born Japanese woman who hosted the Japanese propaganda machine aimed at U.S. troops during World War II. After the war, she was returned to the U.S. and convicted of treason.

Hiding behind the First Amendment, the mainstream media constantly blankets the public with inaccurate, slanted hit pieces and have become no more than the far left propaganda wing of the Democrat Party looking to bring down the president of the U.S.

Much of the public doesn’t realize just how strict the code of conduct that journalists have traditionally followed. Unfortunately, there are news organizations that have chosen to erode these standards, particularly in recent years. The Journalist’s Creed stands in bronze at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., for all to see. It states in part that “individual responsibility may not be escaped by pleading another’s instructions or another’s dividends.” I challenge any and all who call themselves journalists to read the creed and then perform a sincere inventory of their journalistic practices.

Art Mooney

Little Egg Harbor


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