Ten Principles That Guide Media Rostra

  1. In politics, as in life, the end never justifies the means.
  2. If a person is unable to praise the other side for something good that they accomplished, then the validity of his opinion is diminished.  It is a clear indication that he values his political party over our nation.
  3. It is never acceptable to demonize the other side to gain a political advantage.
  4. We believe that it is not acceptable to call people names or to label them with emotionally charged, ill-fitting buzzwords.  No Communist, Socialist or Nazi name calling here.
  5. “They did it first” is never an acceptable political justification for personal attacks, lies, mudslinging, gridlock, or general mean-spiritedness.  If you wouldn’t accept that excuse from your child, you shouldn’t accept it from your political party.
  6. We dislike straw men, red herrings, and ad hominem attacks — though we take no particular stance on hominy, corn’s country cousin.
  7. We don’t presume malicious intent even when we disagree with a politician.
  8. No person or party is right 100% of the time or wrong 100% of the time.
  9. Achieving our shared destiny as a nation requires healthy public discourse.
  10. We prefer rational arguments and thoughtful analysis over slogans, gut-feelings, and conjecture.
About David Davies, Editor-in-Chief

David Davies is the Editor-in-Chief of Media Rostra. He is also a lawyer and a licensed minister, so he is basically distrusted by everyone on some level. He received his Political Science degree from the University of Tulsa and his Juris Doctor from the University of Arkansas. He is a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Arkansas, a former "good athlete for his size," and current owner of The Law Offices of David Davies, PLLC -- an Estate Planning and Elder Law firm that has offices in Arkansas and Tennessee. He co-authored, with fellow editor, Aaron Brooks, the article entitled: “Exploring Student-Athlete Compensation: Why the NCAA Cannot Afford to Leave Athletes Uncompensated," in the University of Notre Dame’s Journal of College and University Law.