"I will add, that the man who never looks into a newspaper is better informed than he who reads them; inasmuch as he who knows nothing is nearer to truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods & errors. He who reads nothing will still learn the great facts, and the details are all false."
by:
Thomas Jefferson
(1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President
Source:
Thomas Jefferson to John Norvell, June 11, 1807,
http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/mtj:@field(DOCID+@lit(tj100173))
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He could have had the New York Times and most of the rest of the major news outlets in mind which are sold out to the Libs today.
 -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
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    The occupying statist theocracy infesting this land has its government schools and its media to proselyte in and from. Jefferson here sheds light on an historically reoccurring event.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Just substitute 'newspaper' with 'broadcast news' or 'mainstream media' and the quote is even more relevant today.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Historically, lamentably, it has not normatively been the noblest among us who have aspired to become journalists.
     -- Patrick Henry, Red Hill     
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     -- Mary - MI      
    What goes around comes around . Common Sense makes it back to the table. "As in a circle".
     -- Ronw13, Oregon     
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    I think Thomas Jefferson's insights are awesome. Happy he is being brought to our times!
     -- ELizabeth, Queens, NY     
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    How did this man know so much about MSM and it's propaganda machine for the deep state?
     -- Robert, Somewhere in the USA     
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    Nothing has changed in over two hundred years..
     -- BR King, Ogden     
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