Washington Post, one of the most liberal publications available in the United States, rolled out with their new slogan “Democracy dies in darkness” on Wednesday. This slogan change is just another piece of evidence that is a testament to how they repeatedly ignore history and facts, because American democracy was born in darkness.
From Washington Examiner:
To much fanfare this morning, the Washington Post rolled out a new slogan on its website: “Democracy dies in darkness.” And while that rolls nicely off the tongue like a Hallmark greeting card, there’s one problem. At least on this continent, democracy was born in darkness. Literally.
Two centuries ago, the American experiment in self-government got started behind closed doors and barred windows. It was a deliberate decision of the Constitutional Convention, one that would no doubt rub the Washington Post wrong…
…What would have happened if those colonial politicos yielded to the self-important muckrakers at the Washington Post? As Sparks tells it, “Mr. Madison thinks no Constitution would ever have been adopted by the Convention if the debates had been public.”
In a feeble attempt to backtrack, The Washington Post claimed that their new slogan had nothing to do with President Donald Trump. The Washington Post has been in publication for 140 years and has never had a slogan. It ran through two World wars, the Great Depression, Cold War, Vietnam War and the War on Terror, but it never once felt the need to have a slogan. After only one month of President Donald Trump holding office, the Washington Post felt the need to create a slogan to imply that democracy is dying. It is obvious that they are referring to the political climate now.
More from The Washington Examiner:
Many readers will find it difficult to believe that the introduction of “democracy dies in darkness” was spurred by new tech platforms and not, say, by the presence of Donald Trump in the White House. Like other elite media organizations, the Post has displayed more than a little hysteria about Trump, and the sudden appearance of “democracy dies in darkness” just feels like it might have some little something to do with the new administration and a new atmosphere in Washington.