(Mensaje se repite en Español)
While the recently released movie Spotlight is supposed to be a film about the long ignored Boston child molestation scandal that was allowed to run rampant for far too long because of the power of the Catholic Church, it actually has a much more insightful message. This message is about how power functions in the absence of any accountability. And this seems to be a lesson that has not been learned yet when one sees how the Los Angeles Times and other commercial and public media nationwide still continue to systematically ignore, twist, or downright censor the relevant facts necessary for the citizens of this country to meaningfully understand the stories in the news. In order words, 1st Amendment be damned, if telling a complete and controversial true piece of news would lead to real public accountability for those running mega-corrupt organizations, it will not be told. So, the only problem I have with an incredibly well done movie like Spotlight is that it still maintains the illusion that truth will out, which is clearly no longer the case in this country.