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.
I (Speech and Press): Thomas Jefferson to John
We've been worried about “fake news” since 1807!
As I've said, history doesn't repeat as much as rhyme …
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