In the age of Trump, those foundations have been kicked away.They consist of three pillars of a civil society: agreement on the facts, agreement that they need to be acted upon and a system that is willing to clear away the lies and the liars.But in the past year of the American political campaign — and we should not delude ourselves — Canada, Britain and Europe — this is where we have found ourselves.
Ask Steve Ward for love advice, and you’ll hear the cold, hard truth. Unless you look young or you’re some kind of fitness model, and you’ve got the body of a 25-year-old, I’ve got news for you, you’re going to have to date up. I think it’s very difficult and extremely superficial. I’ll be honest, this show is screwing with my head. About the difference between a “white” lie and a “red” lie.
On VH1’s Tough Love, Ward and his mom, Joann, put women through a rigorous boot camp. I feel there are a lot of people pretending to be what they’d like to be perceived as, so they do a really great job of putting up appearances and masks in the form of makeup, clothing, even personality. And then I start wondering if my girlfriend is telling me white lies.
That’s why our founders enshrined the press and its freedoms in the Constitution.” Ironically, she called for supporting the Committee to Protect Journalists, whose main mission, until now, has been campaigning for those in the dungeons and torture chambers of authoritarian regimes.
“We’re gonna need them going forward,” she said, “and they’ll need us to safeguard the truth.” But therein lies the nut graph, as editors like to call the crucial piece of the story.
Nixon, they reflected, “launched and managed wars against the media, the Democrats, the justice system, and finally against history itself.” All, they wrote, “reflected a mindset and pattern of behavior” that included “a willingness to disregard the law for political advantage and a quest for dirt and secrets about his opponents as an organizing principle of his presidency.” Where have we heard this before?
Unfortunately, it’s the world we now live in as journalists and citizens — a nightmare from which we are desperately seeking, like Alice down the rabbit hole, for an exit into the “real” world of truth and consequences, where rule of law is the rule and not the exception.Much of the time she spent covering wars, but she also managed to write a column forshe continues to collaborate on documentary films with Shelley Saywell and her Bishari company, and writes satirical blogs.With her permission I am pleased to print here the speech she recently delivered to the University of Toronto.For weeks, America watches as mom and son tear apart the gals in hopes of morphing them into the “perfect catch.” We chatted with Ward, who was in town filming season 4 of Tough Love. It doesn’t help anybody, and it certainly doesn’t help the people that are hiring me or signing up to do the show. You’re getting involved with the wrong people because you have a problem. Women will pretend to be very generous, altruistic and caring when they’re only really interested in a man’s financial security. It gives me an opportunity to make a difference for a lot of people. I get really aggravated when I see other shows [like The Bachelor] glamorizing love. The show, which airs in the summer, will pair eight women with some of Miami’s hunkiest bachelors. When people come to us, they would love to hear they’re not doing anything wrong, but most of the time it’s you. In June 1972, a story about a gang of American burglars caught red-handed with their pockets stuffed with hundred-dollar bills made journalistic history. They were the Watergate burglars — five men in rubber gloves who bungled an attempt to bug the offices of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate hotel and office complex. When news of the Nixon administration’s campaign to destroy their opponents through not-too-well-organized crime broke in the , a 26-month drama played out on the front page of a paper that riveted the capital’s and the English speaking world’s attention.