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Sunday, June 15, 2014

The business of the journalist

To Review:

This is why you must test everything as the Bible urges and why you cannot put credence in media reports.


   If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper,
     before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone. The business of
     the journalist is to destroy the truth; to lie outright; to pervert; to
     vilify; to fawn at the feet of Mammon, and to sell the country for his
     daily bread. You know it and I know it and what folly is this toasting
     an independent press. We are the tools and vassals of the rich men
     behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and
     we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the
     property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes. "

-- John Swinton, the former Chief of Staff at the New York Sun, 1880

"Our job is to give people not what they want, but what we decide they ought to have." 
-- Richard Salent, Former President CBS News.

"News is what someone wants to suppress. Everything else is advertising". 
-- former NBC news President Rubin Frank

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