why would we expect them any less capable or motivated to commit mass murder than someone today?
My guess is that this was neither war nor mass murder. More like an armed gang plundering a village, same as the Vikings raiding England.
as soon as there is a hint of flexibility or laxity in the oversight, will slip through lower quality where ever they think they can get away with
That's my understanding. It's an East versus West thing - Eastern mindset is "if you don't catch me cheating I'm a clever businessman"
That's not how most sane, non-SJW's define it.
That's how it's been defined in private industry for decades (although it has eased off a bit in recent years).
If a member of a protected class feels threatened or uncomfortable, they were harassed. Period. Should I tell a woman I like her new haircut? Nope - that can be taken as a sexual advance - lawsuit time.
I mostly agree with what you say - "quality" journalism really means carefully researched and well written, but usually still one sided. NYT and NPR are the most obvious examples of this.
In the past people had to pay for journalism by buying newspapers, magazines, or watching/listening to advertising, so the outlets that marketed themselves as "quality" had it easier - the price was essentially the same for consumers whether the journalism appeared good or bad. Today the choice is free for rehashed wire service stories or pay for the perception of a better product. And people are choosing free.
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