Mr. Ramos, commenting on Donald Trump, as quoted today in the Washington Examiner:
“I think that, as a reporter, many times you have to take a stand when it comes to racism, discrimination, corruption, public life, dictatorships and human rights. We have to take a stand. The best examples of journalism that I have – Edward R. Murrow against McCarthy, Cronkite during the Vietnam war or the Washington Post reporters forcing the resignation of the Richard Nixon — that’s when reporters challenged those who are in power. And I think it is our responsibility to do that. I find it ironic and fascinating that I’m being criticized by other reporters for asking questions. Isn’t that the essence, exactly, of what we do?”
Mr. Ramos, Mr. Ramos, Mr. Ramos. Thank you for your efforts. You got a few items correct in your dissertation.
- Yes, Senator Joe McCarthy was in power, as an elected official.
- Yes, Lyndon Johnson was in power as the President of the United States.
- And lastly, yes, Mr. Richard Nixon was in power as the President of the United States.
Here’s a news flash, Mr. Ramos:
Donald Trump is not in power.
Barack Obama is in power.
I have yet to see you ask Mr. Obama a difficult question or disrupt one of his press conferences. I wonder, why is that?
So, Mr. Ramos, here is my question to you: Are you a reporter, or are you really just another political activist with an agenda, who is posing as a journalist?
And by the way, if I recall correctly, you were ejected from Mr. Trump’s news conference not for asking a question, but rather for relentlessly interrupting the news conference.