By Stuart J. Moskovitz
At the academy awards Sunday night, Barbara Streisand made a comment about lying being in vogue these days. Everyone there knew of whom she spoke, but the reality is, her statement applies to the universe of dialogue in the United States, not just one favorite whipping boy.
If you confine your sources of “news” to the known liberal media, or, as most of America does, late night talk show entertainers, you probably think America’s farmlands are devastated by the trade wars.
What you don’t know, is that to resolve the trade wars, China has offered to purchase 30 billion dollars in American farm products over and above what they were purchasing prior to the trade wars. That would be a resounding victory for Trump, certainly above what his predecessor had “achieved” when, for example, by 2015, TOTAL U.S. farmland exports to China were 25 billion dollars.
What you haven’t been told by your limited “news sources” is that Japan imports virtually no American cars, and China imports very few because throughout the Obama administration China imposed a hefty tariff on American automobiles — unchallenged by the Obama administration.
Truth matters. The founding fathers knew that it was the obligation of the press to inform the people of the truth when the government wasn’t. It was never intended by the founding fathers that the press would bury the truth when it didn’t meet their agenda.
If this nation falters because of lies, the failure of the press to do what the founding fathers intended will be a major factor.
Stuart J. Moskovitz, Esq, is a fomer mayor of Manalapan