We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
what ruined journalism? Celebrity salaries rewarding air-headed newsreaders with not one clue about presenting FACTS plus the consolidation of media conglomerates that serve solely as tools of the shadow governments headed by the CIA, FBI, NSA and corporatists.
What kind of fools are we to believe anything they present? Huge fools shaped by the atrocious educational systems that impart only propaganda without teaching students that individual freedoms require a continuous effort to research, analyze and draw conclusions, then doing the same all over again to maintain such freedoms.
As Jack Nicholson's character summarized in "A Few Good Men": Truth? You can't handle the truth!