"In documenting events, I will neither manipulate images to obscure the truth nor will I make a suggestion to this effect."
This is one of the basic principle of photography, and nothing is wrong with.
"I will not use the digicam, but will withdraw in favor of such men as are engaged in this work."
I do not see and here just anything wrong but cannot get why. As I could get, it reffers to digital imaging. If so, just anyone have it around the neck, it is part of everyday living, like walkman, i-pod, computer, shoes,.... I think that autor see it as competition to photography as it is advertised to draw more customers for such cameras, printers, inks, programs,.... In facts it has not just anything in comon with photography.