Now is not then. Times are different and new technology casts a warning shadow on all of our actions. We have to be more cautious in 2017 than in previous decades about the depth to which we're vulnerable w/re to foreign interferences.
Journalism, too long prostituted with few exceptions, is now waking up to the fact that readers are watching. Yes, there remain strong agendas and that's not going away soon. Just as Trump loves to be stroked for his message, so does the Washington Post (30,000 comments on one article?).
But we ARE watching. And we ARE vetting. They know this. Even Fox.
Therefore, we have new tools at our command, and casting a critical eye on our exchanges with an old foreign "enemy" should be encouraged. It's time to wake up.
That said, Parry makes excellent points. This is true journalism, constantly questioning and holding up mirrors. We NEED this. It should not be scorned, nor discouraged.
I never thought much of the Russia argument. We have too much bad karma from foreign policy to be pointing fingers. We the People have much more solid arguments against a corporate leveraged buyout of our country, masquerading as "political policy." We should not be distracted from Trump & Co.'s reprehensible domestic policies, which I find equally treasonous.
I believe that if Trump goes away prematurely, it will probably be from early-onset Alzheimers, like his father. Stress exacerbates troublesome behavior, although his handlers will try mightily to mollify and obscure this. Then we will be having an entirely different conversation . . . one that bridges political polarities.