"I am far from denying that newspapers in democratic countries
lead citizens to do very ill-considered things in common;
but without newspapers there would be hardly any common action at all.
So they mend many more ills than they cause."
Alexis de Tocqueville
[Alexis Charles Henri Maurice Clerel, le Comte de Tocqueville] (1805-1859) French historian
Democracy in America, 1835
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He couldn't have guessed that the newspapers would all be owned by the few...
 -- Mexico     
    How most powerful is the written word. Shaped through time are the minds and lives of the living beings. Glittering, are words spoken in due season. " As I pass through my incarnations in every age and race, I make my proper prostrations to the Gods of the Market Place. Peering through reverent fingers I watch them flourish and fall, and the Gods of the Copybook Headings, I notice, out last them all." Rudyard Kipling, " The Gods of the Copybook Headings "
     -- Ronw13, Yachats Or     
    The occupying statist theocracy infesting this land has an undeclared 4th branch, that being the media. Newspapers (conspire with alternative media forms) along with other proselytizing efforts (government seminaries=public schools, legislators, judiciary, executive, entertainment / bread and circus, etc.) in a common consideration, leading citizens to an anti-liberty / pro-tyranny existence. A sting of ill-considered events is orchestrated so as to portray a color of 100 truths to have one ultimate and grandiose lie believed.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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