“The press that supports the government claims it informs the busy or ignorant citizen…”

“The press that attacks the government claims that it is working for liberty and justice, against corruption, and for the general welfare. The press that supports the government claims that it informs the busy or ignorant citizen about the complex activities of the men in power, all single minded in their devotion to the general good.”

From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Culural Life; 1500 to the Present, pp. 310-311 , Jacques Barzun

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Book: From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life; 1500 to the Present by Barzun, Jacques