I wonder if the telephone was destroying journalism at this point, since the proto-Internet hadn’t yet allowed the great unwashed to voice their opinions.
I get that he promised not to release the info till given formal clearance. I get that there was still a race between the Soviets and West to get the science and technology developed by Nazi Germany.
But once the Germans announced surrender, wasn’t the cow out of the barn?
And I can’t help but think of the the needless deaths in the Battle of New Orleans. Or was that the Internet destroying journalism also?
OTOH, I sure wish the “great unwashed” would realize that voicing their opinion doesn’t mean that their opinion has any connection with fact / civility / etc. and often their pride in their opinion just makes them a bunch of @$%@#$, racist, homophobic (our senator just came out of the closet), morons.
This is sorta like when the Vatican apologized to Galileo 400+ years later. Take heart, we’ll get an apology for the way the media dragged the world into war in Iraq somewhere around 2098…
When they say Kennedy died in ’63, are we sure they’re talking about the right Kennedy?
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