Some journalists continue to hold the powerful accountable

The media exists to hold those in powerful positions accountable. It’s tougher to do in this age, but some are still doing so.

In 1984, at the height of Ronald Reagan’s militarism, the editor of a Texas suburban newspaper — where I had worked as a reporter for two years right out of college — told me the paper could not print a feature article I wrote on a local woman who began a nuclear weapons freeze organization because it would “upset” advertisers. After all, many of those advertisers worked for the U.S. military/industrial…