Today's The Wall Street Journal blistering editorial really bothers me.
It's assertions are absolutely correct. However, given the President lost his brother to alcoholism I have a real issue with this line...
"Yet the President clings to his assertion like a drunk to an empty gin bottle".
It is well documented that Trump was significantly affected by his brothers alcoholism and death, and because of what he witnessed, is tee-total. They were very close.
I am deeply troubled by every aspect of the Trump presidency, and the very low standards of decency and ethics it displays, which were prevalent from the moment Trump began his campaign.
However, it is exceptionally important that standards of decency and respect are upheld in journalism and society if we're to rise back up. It all too often seems we're casually losing those standards. So it worries me to see an editorial board such as the Wall Street Journal display such crass insensitivity, even if the context of the editorial is correct. In this case, Trump can be afforded the right to be angry and upset with this piece of insensitve journalism.
It sets a poor lead for the rest of us to follow. The mantra of "when they go low, we go high", too often seems to have been easily forgotten.