You remember that scene in Citizen Kane where Kane, Leland and Bernstein are drawing up their “Declaration of Principles” for their newly minted New York Inquirer? Well, it’s a terribly sad and ironic scene in retrospect, for over the course of the next two hours; Kane will systematically go about destroying these principles and living by his own code of insatiable greed and power.
This may be “just a movie” but it’s lessons in human nature and the powers of corruption are not to be ignored. We here at The Bugle are lucky. We are starting small and that’s where our heads are at as well. We seek to inform and enlighten not for career advancement, though that can be quite a positive motivator, but to advance just the principles that Welles set out in that film 68 years ago: We at the Michigan Bugle will provide the people of this city with a news source that will tell all the news honestly. We will also provide them with a fighting and tireless champion of their rights as citizens and as human beings.
I say, if it’s good enough for Kane, it’s good enough for us.