An Open Letter to ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN
July 4, 2017
I come to you on this special day as a proud American and as a US Navy Veteran. I do so with immense respect for the role in our society of a Free and Independent Press. I ask that you consider the following:
Please . . .
- Remember that your primary goal is to educate and inform, not to entertain.
- Distinguish between News and Opinion, making sure both are fact based.
- Demand the truth from yourselves and those that appear on your programs.
- Provide retractions/corrections when you/guests lie or make honest mistakes.
- Proclaim your return to ethics and protect your credibility at all cost.
Finally – If you continue to bring individuals on your programs that you know will lie, you will continue to be distrusted and called “Fake News.”
Proud Navy Veteran