In case you haven’t heard, The Intercept received a leaked copy of David Grusch’s medical records from someone within the intelligence community. Ross Coulthart has credible reason to believe that The Intercept will use these records to run a smear campaign / character assassination on David Grusch in attempt to discredit him. Source = https://old.reddit.com/r/UFOs/comments/15m23m4/david_gruschs_medical_history_was_allegedly/
So we need to email The Intercept and let them know this kind of bullshit is NOT okay. Attempting to discredit a decorated combat veteran by releasing their private medical information is a horrifically vile move. Anyone with basic human decency should not tolerate this. We need to let The Intercept know, and hold our media outlets to basic ethical baselines.
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I am writing to express my deep concerns regarding the upcoming story that is rumored to focus on smearing veteran David Grusch and exploiting incidents related to his struggles with PTSD.
It is disheartening to see a reputable publication like The Intercept consider such a course of action. Veterans who have served their country deserve our utmost respect and understanding, especially when dealing with the complex challenges that can arise from their service. Deliberately attempting to tarnish Mr. Grusch’s reputation by sensationalizing his personal struggles is not only ethically questionable but also reflects poorly on the principles of responsible journalism.
I implore you to reconsider this decision and instead focus on stories that contribute positively to public discourse. The public is discerning and can recognize when a narrative is being twisted for ulterior motives. Your publication has a role to play in informing, enlightening, and fostering healthy discussions – not in engaging in character assassination.
I sincerely hope that you will take this feedback to heart and choose a more respectful and compassionate approach in your reporting. Upholding the values of integrity and empathy in journalism is crucial for maintaining trust with your readers.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.