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The paper which obtains a reputation for publishing authentic news and only that which is fit to print, . . . will steadily increase its influence.

The press does not tell us what to think, it tells us what to think about.

To write weekly, to write daily, to write shortly, to write for busy people catching trains in the morning or for tired people coming home in the evening, is a heartbreaking task for men who know good writing from bad.

We live under a government of men and morning newspapers.

Writing good editorials is chiefly telling the people what they think, not what you think.

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.

You will generally find that the person who doesn't give a continental what the newspapers say about 'im either one way or the other subscribes to a press clipping bureau anyway.


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