Well, it seems that my buddies at Breitbart have uncovered some starting revelations since I penned my musing this morning. I'm glad to see them posted below...
Low and behold, the New York Times has not paid taxes either. Where is all the upset? Where's the upheaval? Yes, the nefarious article has now proven the old adage, before casting stones, thou shan't live in glass houses.
Furthermore, what they did was absolutely illegal.
It doesn't matter if Donald Trump is a 'public' figure or running for the White House, fact is, good journalists know you don't publish personal financial information without permission from your subject. This is done through a fact-checker whose sole responsible for getting such clearance and checking facts before print.
Apparently, Baquet's fact-checker was at Starbuck's because they didn't bother to do the most rudimentary unspoken protocol everyone knows needs to be adhered to should one want to remain in the journalism biz.
So now, what to do? Trump has a perfect avenue to sue the NYT in a most provocative way. Will he do it? Unlike NYT, I'm wait for confirmation from his campaign for that story even though rumblings have been surfacing since the story ran yesterday.
Today's events should wake Americans up to the subterfuge of the Liberal biased media posing as serious journalists. There's no glory in a tell-all when mud and guts are slung on it.
It's clear that all NYT's could'ves may just cost them serious coin, not to mention the Editor going to 'prison' as he grandly stated he was more than willing to do for such a juicy tidbit. (Many journalists heard a reward was even offered for the tax returns much like an FBI Wanted poster at the post office!)
"Dean Baquet, the top editor at the New York Times, said he’d publish a story on Donald Trump’s taxes even if it means risking jail time,” CNN Money’s Chris Isidore. (Breitbart)Bad journalism makes for bad sources for voters to get information - especially when the source is so obviously slanted towards one side verses another. Time to discern fact from fiction and inform yourselves. It's your civic duty!
How say you now?