Quoteland.com Home Topics Resources Groups
Education FAQs Site Info Contact Us About the Authors
QUOTATIONS by AUTHOR
Bookmark and Share
BooksBooks by and about John Swinton
Engrave a QuoteClick this icon to engrave the quote on mugs, bookmarks, t-shirts and much more

Rows: 1 - 1 of 1 Page: 1 of 1

Media
Engrave this Quote There is no such thing, at this date of the world's history, as an independent press. You know it and I know it. There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinions out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job. If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone. The business of the journalist is to destroy the truth; to lie outright; to pervert; to vilify; to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell the country for his daily bread. You know it and I know it and what folly is this toasting an independent press. We are the tools and vassals of the rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes.
Engrave this quote in Our Store! | Rate this Quote! | Tell a Friend

-John Swinton, a toast before the New York Press Club

Rows: 1 - 1 of 1 Page: 1 of 1

 


Copyright © 1997-2001 Quoteland.com, Inc., all rights reserved unless otherwise noted.  

 
Quoteland would like to thank Quotations Book for its extensive contribution to our database
Follow Quoteland on twitter: