Friday, November 25, 2016

Shame on the Arizona Republic

As our loyal readers know, we do not do politics here. But our Department of Journalist Boldness ("DOJB"), while not commenting on the substance, has brought to our attention a letter to the editor printed in the Arizona Republic on Nov. 25 which reads as follows:

            "Trump ran on the promise to “drain the swamp” that is Washington. As President-elect, Trump has announced that conflict of interest rules do not apply to him and that he need not separate himself or his presidency from his businesses. Putting that announcement in Trumpian English, this simply means: Trump will become the swamp."

DOJB has learned from a reliable source that a revised version of this letter was submitted in a timely fashion, but the Republic decided not to go with it. Here is that revised version (the additional sentence being highlighted in blue), which DOJB is distraught about its not being what was published:

"Trump ran on the promise to “drain the swamp” that is Washington. As President-elect, Trump has announced that conflict of interest rules do not apply to him and that he need not separate himself or his presidency from his businesses. Putting that announcement in Trumpian English, this simply means: Trump will become the swamp. Or put as Louis XIV (l’etat, c’est moi) might say, le marais, c’est moi."

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