A. J. Liebling Quote

“People everywhere confuse, What they read in newspapers with news.”

~ A. J. Liebling

The New Yorker, 7 April 1956

Ratings and Comments


Mike, Norwalk

A very standard occurrence.

Carol, Georgia

There is only one place in a newspaper where opinion should be found and that is on the editorial page. All the rest should be accurately reported news with no bias. However, almost all newsrooms are now filled with the products of liberal educations, leaving the populace not only dangerously uninformed, but in actuality, duped by their misinformation. They need to "read and heed" the Journalists Creed.

http://www.mdn.org/jschool/CREED.HTM

E Archer, NYC

How come the saying "Don't believe everything you read" is so rarely heard any more?

cal, Lewisville, TX

Seems they only want to persuade, not inform.

Mike, Norwalk

Im not sure news has a specific definition that can be prosecuted or defended in a court of natural law. I think generally or historically accepted, news is an intelligent, accurate and truthful report of previously unknown events and information that would have a specified influence or effect on society (a set understanding of individuals). The term newspaper (each media outlet, physical, electronic, etc.) conveys an image of a medium that can be relied on as a carrier of news.

Theocratic dogmas, one sided propaganda, meaningless dribble, inaccurate perspectives, false narratives, a spin on events to relay a specific interpretation, and misinformation dont qualify as news. Newspapers of today very seldom relay news but rather a myriad of something else.

Mike, Norwalk

A P.S. I believe if printed newspapers went back to reporting the 'news', they would once again be read and become profitable.

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