The closer we get to election day on Nov. 3, the more the news will be engulfed in charges and counter-charges about both candidates for president.
The latest blockbuster was an article in The Atlantic magazine by editor-in-chief Jeffrey Goldberg on Sept. 3. Titled, Trump: Americans Who Died in War Are “losers” and “suckers.” The outcry was both immediate and loud. The president said the article was total nonsense. However, this did not stem the reaction from Democrats, as well as retired military.
Who to believe? I certainly do not know. That is for you to decide. Go here to see the article in its entirety.
However, I did do some background checking. The Atlantic has been around since 1857. So it is hardly a Johnny-come-lately publication. It has 500,000 subscribers. It was selected as “magazine of the year” in 2016 by the American Society of Magazine Editors.
Goldberg became editor-in-chief in 2016 after being on staff for a number of years. A native of New York, he went to the University of Pennsylvania. An award-winning journalist, his specialty has been foreign policy and it is interesting to note that he served in the Israeli Defense Forces.
The only thing I do know is that the next few weeks will be painful to watch and listen to. And it will certainly not be one of our prouder moments.