Never believe in mirrors or newspapers.
Newspapers are unable, seemingly to discriminate between a bicycle accident and the collapse of civilization.
There are laws to protect the freedom of the press’s speech, but none that are worth anything to protect the people from the press.
No, I never got a scoop in my life. They were the things that were esteemed in those days. They never seemed to me to have any sense: most scoops were bad stories, and they were always exaggerated and played up in an idiot manner.
What is the epitome of a newspaper? In the first place, all the deadly sins, and infinite varieties of violence and fraud… lawyers barking at each other;… bear-garden meetings of mismanaged companies, in which directors and shareholders abuse each other in choice terms, not all to be found even in Rabelais… burstings of bank bubbles, […]
A newspaper, not having to act on its descriptions and reports, but only to sell them to idly curious people has nothing but honor to lose by inaccuracy and veracity
So I became a newspaperman. I hated to do it, but I couldn’t find honest employment. (often erroneously attributed to Mark Twain)
A newspaper is a device for making the ignorant more ignorant and the crazy crazier.
Homer is new this morning, and perhaps nothing is as old as today’s newspaper.
Mr. Agnew is right, by the way – there is a great deal wrong with the press in this country. But Mr. Agnew is right for the wrong reasons. If you listen to him, what is wrong with the press is that it is too critical of government, specifically, his government. In my opinion, what […]