To your request of my opinion of the manner in which a newspaper should
be conducted, so as to be most useful, I should answer, "by restraining it
to true facts & sound principles only." Yet I fear such a paper would
find few subscribers. It is a melancholy truth, that a suppression of the
press could not more compleatly deprive the nation of it's benefits, than
is done by it's abandoned prostitution to falsehood. Nothing can now be
believed which is seen in a newspaper.
Via Hacker News,
(Speech and Press): Thomas Jefferson to John Norvell
We've been worried about “fake news” since 1807!
And yet, somehow, we've survived.
As I've said, history doesn't repeat
as much as rhyme …
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