The Travelling Gourmet

MAYBE it is foolish but generally I never discuss religion and politics, but here, I am making an exception.
A New York Times lady journalist, Judith Miller has been jailed after due legal process. A cause for joy or sadness???
It all depends on your point of view.
However, for too long and for too often, journalists have abused their position and power to report news which harms and hurts people ….just to advance their careers and make a name for themselves. To be frank, some do not care who they hurt as long as they get that pay rise or promotion, or even a pat on the back from the Bureau Chief. It is the brutal truth and most times, truth hurts too.
When the National Security of the USA and indirectly that of the free world is at stake, when the life and safety of a courageous Intel Officer is jeopardised by sensationalist and inappropriate news reporting, then I for one and there are many like me who feel the same way, it is best that the lady be jailed. She is very fortunate that in the USA, she is merely jailed. In many other countries in the world run by corrupt dictatorships of whatever kind, religious, fascist, communist or whatever, she would be lucky to die a quick death, instead of torture and hard interrogation, followed by a slow and extremely painful and degrading death.
So, I wish her all the best and I hope she knows Hitler’s "favourite" song. It is ,,Die Gedanken sind frei" and it is my favourite song. It means, "Thoughts are free". C’est la vie et c’est la guerre.
Incidentally, I, too am a journalist.
The Travelling Gourmet

About thetravellinggourmet

As a renowned Travel, Food & Wine Writer he has travelled the world in a keen & indomitable pursuit of exotic delicacies & fine wines. His articles have been published in over 20 prestigious publications, both local & international. Dr. Lim has toured and trained in Wine Evaluation & Oenology in most of the world's top wine producing areas from France to Australia. The Travelling Gourmet says, "Gastronomy has no frontier. These are the gastronomic voyages of The Travelling Gourmet. My unending mission. To explore strange new cuisines, to seek out new wines and new culinary experiences, to boldly go where no gourmet has gone before...." Have pen, will travel. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any other information storage & retrieval system, without permission from Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet and/or MSN. Material may be works of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents may be true but may also be products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance whatsoever to actual person or persons, either dead or living, events, or locales may be entirely and purely coincidental and unintentional. No part of this website may be used to villify others or for criminal purposes. Interests: Travel, Food, Wines, Cooking, Wine Appreciation, Parachuting, Languages, Music, Reading, Swimming, Hunting, Ballet, Fencing, Archery, Anthropology and more... The Travelling Gourmet is a copyrighted trademark. All rights and photos reserved. No part may be reproduced without permission.
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