When the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose … We need the principled press to hold power to account, to call them on the carpet for every outrage. That’s why our founders enshrined the press and its freedoms in our Constitution. – Meryl Streep, Golden Globes, Jan. 8, 2016
Our lives are built on information. We interpret it. We ingest it. We rely on it to make decisions that greatly and gravely affect our lives. But if that information is skewed, if only half the story is told, and if journalists are denied access to the halls of power while corporate interests preside over the public interest, who loses? We do.
As the USA transitions from one administration to another, the need to be vigilant has never been more critical. Thanks to you, the Center for Public Integrity finished strong in 2016 and enters 2017 backed by 28 years of deep-dive investigations that reveal extraordinary abuses of power, corruption and betrayal of public trust by powerful public and private institutions.
But they need your support to keep that reporting robust. As the esteemed actress Meryl Streep said, we need to hold the powerful to account.
“We’re going to need them [journalists] going forward and they’re going to need us, to safeguard the truth.”
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