CNN says Mr Donald Trump have lied to the American people twelve thousand times (i didnt know someone was counting) since he started campaigning for office of the President.
During a programme i seldom miss ‘Reliale Sources’, guests talked about the importance of public officers speaking the truth and having intergrity. They wondered how the media is supposed to report a president that lies so often ? One of the participant asked why everything Trump touches becomes toxic?
CNN and many main stream media verify almost every information let out by the presidency. Journalism is interesting not when you just report events and tell stories but when you are able to report stories that are factual without fear or favour. You owe society that much. You owe your conscience and proffession that much.
How many times have the Nigerian President been caught in a lie? Who is counting? Who is reporting? How many have been and are being persecuted for doing their job deligently?
Why do some people feel obligated to defend every statement coming from the President ? Americans live a much comfortable life but they criticise their President and check his every statement but in a place referred to as the headquarters of the world …, the people are the major backers of public officers providing a million execuses for them.
This is why i doff my hat for reporters that are brave and bold enough to investigate and report even in these interresting times. From the local, state and national, leaders must be made to know that accountability, transparency and probity comes with holding public office. They should leave their arrogance at their private homes.