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Quotes of the Day for 8 July 2000 – Newspapers

The Wall Street Journal was published for the first time on this day in 1885. In recognition of 115 years of delivering the news, here are some quotes on Newspapers.

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The quotes:

Of course the government and the newspapers lie. But in a democracy, they're not the same lies.
     - Steve Jackson

Should there be a waiting period for the purchase of "dangerous" books, magazines, and newspapers?
     - Toby Bradshaw

Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.
     - Thomas Jefferson

Obviously, a man's judgement cannot be better than the information on which he has based it. Give him the truth and he may still go wrong when he has the chance to be right, but give him no news or present him only with distorted and incomplete data, with ignorant, sloppy or biased reporting, with propaganda and deliberate falsehoods, and you destroy his whole reasoning processes, and make him something less than a man.
     - Arthur Hays Sulzberger


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