You’ve probably heard it by now: Time magazine bestowed its annual Person of the Year award on the Guardians in the war on truth. The award honors Jamal Khashoggi, killed at the Saudi embassy in Turkey, the staff of the Capital Gazette, 5 of whom were gunned down in their office, and other journalists who light a lamp in the darkness.
But defending the truth isn’t just for journalists. You and I, the consumers of content, have a part to play too. As I’ve written, we keep the light shining by
- Being willing to “edit ourselves” — to exercise discretion and respect each other
- Ensuring that we spread truth
- Above all, thinking critically about everything we consume and everything we relay to others
Mayer does a good job of amplifying my points and adding fresh insights. Continue reading