Amid the partisan rhetoric of this latest push to derail the Trump presidency, Americans have seemingly forgotten The Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Politics in America have turned toxic in recent months, due in no small part to the division created by the mainstream media. By splitting the nation up into Team A and Team B, the infotainment industry can more easily exploit our emotions for financial gain, gluing us to our television sets with predicable partisan rhetoric.
What we’ve forgotten is that we are all American, and if this were occurring to any other President, or anyone else for that matter, we might be fairly livid.
So when a whistleblower makes a complaint as sensitive as the one made public this week, it is imperative, no matter what side of the aisle that we find ourselves on, that they are given the full protection of the law in this matter. To do otherwise would severely alter the willingness to whistleblowers to come forward in the future, perhaps even under contrary political circumstances.
The once-venerable New York Times does not seem to understand this concept, and his facing severe criticism for its choice to publish possible details regarding the whistleblower’s identity.
Did the @nytimes really just dox the whistleblower who courageously risked life & career to reveal what they learned to the American people?
If so, it pains to say it's time to #CancelNYT & Executive Editor Dean Baquet.
A shameful, unforgivable, tarnishing error in judgment. https://t.co/w6iwCZ61v3
— Fernand R. Amandi (@AmandiOnAir) September 26, 2019
NYT: Donald Trump suggests whistleblowers are spies who should be executed.
Also NYT: Hey, here’s the identity of the whistleblower Trump wants to kill.
— Derek Litvak (@TheTattooedGrad) September 26, 2019
Trying to expose the identity of a whistleblower should be enough for every sane person to finally #CancelNYT. I did a long while ago, but today crossed a dark threshold.
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) September 26, 2019
The Washington Post made the most of the situation:
— Grey Salathé (@greysalathe) September 26, 2019
As of this writing, there has been no official apology by the New York Times.