Posts by John Seigenthaler:
Today is Constitution Day — a time to reflect on one of history’s most amazing documents.
It was 220 years ago today — on Sept. 17, 1787 — that 39 members of the Constitutional Convention signed the charter for what was to become the greatest form of self-government ever conceived.
The document called for three separate branches [...]
Throughout history our politicians have demonstrated a penchant for passing
laws and promoting policies with seductive, but deviously misleading,
Editor’s note: This commentary appeared in USA TODAY on Nov. 30.
“John Seigenthaler Sr. was the assistant to Attorney General Robert Kennedy in the early 1960′s. For a brief time, he was thought to have been directly involved in the Kennedy assassinations of both John, and his brother, Bobby. Nothing was ever proven.”
This is a [...]
Text of speech given at May 2003 commencement exercises at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro.
Responsible journalists believe it is important to tell readers of newspapers and viewers of television the truth in reporting news about important public policy issues.
That seems so obvious it hardly is worth writing a column about. But because ABC-TV News used deception in reporting that Food Lion, the supermarket chain, sold tainted chicken, cheese, beef [...]