Thursday, June 30, 2005

The Media and You

Lately the media has contained numerous reports on the current events in the world, some very true, others embellished upon. Whenever I read the newspaper, or watch the news for that matter, I always keep in mind this quote by Mark Twain:

"It has become a sarcastic proverb that a thing must be true if you saw it in a newspaper. That is the opinion intelligent people have of that lying vehicle in a nutshell. But the trouble is that the stupid people--who constitute the grand overwhelming majority of this and all other nations--do believe and are moulded and convinced by what they get out of a newspaper, and there is where the harm lies."

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