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NEWSPAPER EDITORS

        Newspaper editors regard themselves far too much of a kind of original artist who can select and suppress facts with the arbitrary ease of a poet or a caricaturist.  He "makes up" the paper as man "makes up" a fairy tale, he considers his newspapers solely as a work of art, meant to give pleasure, not to give news, G. K. Chesterton writes. 

        So, like Van Gogh, he can completely distort nature and still insist it is beauty. . .and how it sells.  A newspaper that tells the truth will never sell.  What will sell is what caters to the old human love for gossip.

 

 

 

 

 

(08-02-10)

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