“..and all the harm that e’er I did/Alas, it was to none but me”.
Okay, we’ve got the head of a news organization, of a news empire, running for president.
It is OVER, my compatriots: our great noble experiment in self governance, in republicanism.
I don’t know whether you’ve ever heard the wonderful song of my title, which makes Auld Lang Syne sound like a jingle
True: the US hasn’t done any harm in the world—except to itself.
I do not want to hate Mike Bloomberg. I really don’t, especially after hearing his “disastrous” statements form the distant past (2008). I, like, major-league admire him for telling the truth about that crisis: when you force banks to lend to people who they know will not be able to repay, what do you think is gonna happen?
No, he’s a scrappy little playmaker.
But, I heard somewhere that the adversarial relationship between the press( meaning free reporters) and the government is important in our country.
Oh, it can be painful. It certainly has been for Trump supporters for the past three years! The ”press” has been almost uniformly hostile and dishonest. But, in spite of that: Trump wins! The polls show they haven’t succeed in turning the majority of the public against him. This in itself is a major accomplishment for this administration!
And: better THAT, than the other way ‘round, with the press in thrall, literally in the employ of, a president or a candidate.
No, Mike, sorry, but the source,of your fortune ought to pose an insuperable conflict of interest to you in seeking the presidency.
And since, evidently, no one else sees it that way:
America, I raise to ye the parting glass.