His wanton corruption couldn’t provide a clearer mission statement for journalists, and shining a light on that corruption will ALWAYS be more effective than pointing to yourself and crying out to the world, “Look at me shining a light on all this stuff!”

You have been told, time and again, that these are dangerous times, and that our democracy in on the brink. There’s only one way out of it, and it’s not politely asking the bloodthirsty hordes to stop hating you. It’s to report. Reporting is the only counterattack, and it’s an ideal one. The media can tell everyone they’re not an enemy of the people all they like. But what they need to show you, with an unimpeded relentlessness, is who really is.