"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."
by:
Alexis de Tocqueville
[Alexis Charles Henri Maurice Clerel, le Comte de Tocqueville] (1805-1859) French historian
Source:
Democracy in America, 1835
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He couldn't have guessed that the newspapers would all be owned by the few...
 -- Mexico     
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    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     
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    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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