“Myths and legends die hard in America. Weird heroes and mold-breaking champions exist as living proof to those who need it that the tyranny of the rat race is not yet final.”
-Hunter S. Thompson
Maybe lawyers are jaded, maybe those with a legal mind are just born bitter. Nonetheless, having the credentials and ability create rapid change makes one indispensable and it’s necessary to question everything. Everything, from what is splashed over front pages to what is seldom reported on. From Supreme Court decisions to those decisions of the lower courts…something’s gotta give. A wide variety of human rights groups/advocates, attorneys, and even court rulings seem to take an interest in even the most taboo subjects while “journalists” seem more interested in the propagation and fear and/or hate mongering.
Where lawyers and supreme court justices are skeptical, the media is speculative. The gap has grown and the players’ roles have reversed, changing the face of the game entirely. All of which reflects a media environment where government appears more skeptical of itself than media is of government.