Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Quote of the Day

“A free press is essential to a healthy democracy. There is a purpose to journalism, and it is not just to entertain. It is not to pander to political power, big corporations and rich men. Newspapers have what amounts in the end to a constitutional duty to tell their readers the truth. It is not only the Telegraph that is at fault here. The past few years have seen the rise of shadowy executives who determine what truths can and what truths can’t be conveyed across the mainstream media."
Peter Osbourne, now former chief political commentator of the Daily Telegraph, having just resigned on principle

1 comment:

ajohnstone said...

The poet Humbert Wolfe said it best: “You cannot hope to bribe or twist, thank God, the British journalist. But, seeing what the man will do unbribed, there's no occasion to.”