Friday’s Piece

“The newspaper is of necessity something of a monopoly, and its first duty is to shun the temptations of a monopoly. Its primary office is the gathering of news. At the peril of its soul it must see that the supply is not tainted. Neither in what it gives, nor in what it does not give, nor in the mode of presentation, must the uncluded face of truth suffer wrong. Comment is free but facts are sacred.”

(C. P. Scott, 1846 – 1932)

John Lentell

22nd December, 1968

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