A Quote for Aidan RE: lawyers and Morality

After class today, I started reading a new book and stumbled upon this quote:

“Every journalist who is not too stupid or too full of himself to notice what is going on knows that what he does it morally indefensible.” -Janet Malcolm, The Journalist and the Murderer

Jut some food for thought.


2 responses to “A Quote for Aidan RE: lawyers and Morality

  1. I was going to try to find a quote to defend this thing we chose to do, a few words from someone to carry our banner forward, until I realized the large amount of quoted people throughout history have disliked us.

    “Newspapers: dead trees with information smeared on them.” ~Horizon, “Electronic Frontier”

    “Every newspaper editor owes tribute to the devil.” ~Jean de la Fontaine

    “The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.” ~Thomas Jefferson, champion of free speech and contributer to the first amendment.

    And sorry for jumping down your throat today. I was on some bend about truth and justice or something.

  2. Haha. I’m sorry for the “I come from a family of lawyers,” statement. Talk about a moot point.

    Here’s a nice one.

    “A news sense is really a sense of what is important, what is vital, what has color and life – what people are interested in. That’s journalism.”

    -Burton Rascoe

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