Tuesday, February 15, 2011
"The business of the journalists is to destroy the truth: to lie outright; to pervert; to vilify; to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it and the folly of this toasting an independent press? We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are 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, Former Chief of Staff, New York Times, 1953