The inaccurate and disingenuous reporting that characterizes 21st-century “news” reporting is nothing new. Here’s an observation made two centuries ago by Thomas Jefferson:

The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.

Yep. And here’s another:

Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper.

Smart man, that Jefferson feller.

[HT EconLog]

Comments 1

  1. EEJ wrote:

    As Mark Twain said “If you don’t read the newspaper you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.”

    Posted 04 Apr 2008 at 2:26 pm

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