Spies are of no use nowadays. Their profession is over. The newspapers do their work instead.
In the old days men had the rack. Now they have the press.
All the News That’s Fit to Print.
It is a newspaper’s duty to print the news and raise hell. (1861)
I don’t care if you sleep with elephants as long as you don’t cover the circus.
I always turn to the sports section first. The sports page records people’s accomplishments. The front page has nothing but mans failures.
Journalism an ability to meet the challenge of filling the space.
It may well be that between press and officials there is an inherent built-in conflict of interest. There is something to be said for both sides, but when the nation is at war and men’s lives are at stake, there should be no ambiguity.
A good newspaper, I suppose, is a nation talking to itself.