There are many previous examples of so-called journalists who’ve been caught, albeit long after the fact, lying to their editors and readers, plagiarizing the work of others, and all too many were rewarded with a loose standard of time out before being employed elsewhere.
Never get into a fight with an old person. They don’t feel as though they have anything to lose. Old relatives are even worse. They won’t stick up for you if you’re wrong.
Just ask Barack Obama’s great uncle…
Obama plans to visit Germany’s Buchenwald site as part of his multi-country tour, which begins this week.
Charles Payne, Obama’s great-uncle who helped liberate a sub-camp of Buchenwald during World War II, spoke frankly about the visit in an interview with Germany’s Der Spiegel magazine. Asked if Obama would be traveling in his footsteps, Payne said: “I don’t buy that. … This is a trip that he chose, not because of me I’m sure, but for political reasons.”
That’s never a positive assertion, especially coming from an older relative with nothing to lose or gain.