Disgusted with an overwhelming majority of today's MSM personalities, newsprint and Network/Cable, talking heads? Well, 110 years ago this month journalists were told the truth about their profession. Choosing to ignore this truth we, 110 years later, are the clients of these journalistic prostitutes. Only we can change this. It won't be easy, it won't be nice, and it won't be soon, but it will change.
"John Swinton was the editorial page editor of the New York Times from 1860-1870. When he addressed a group of journalists at the Twilight Club in New York City on April 12, 1883, he stated:
"The business of the journalists is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. You know it, and what folly is this toasting an independent press? We are the tools and vassals of the rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes."
"There is no such thing in America as an independent press, unless it is in the country towns. You know it and I know it. There is not one of you who dare write his honest opinions, and if you did you know beforehand they would never appear in print. I am paid $150 a week for keeping my honest opinions out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar for doing similar things. If I should permit honest opinions to be printed in one issue of my paper, like Othello, before twenty four hours, my occupation would be gone...We are intellectual prostitutes."
--John Swinton, 1830-1901, Former chief-of-staff New York Times see modern history project.
Source: Michael MacDonald, "The Silver Bomb: The End of Paper Wealth is Upon Us"