H. L. Mencken Quote

How does so much [false news] get into the American newspapers, even the good ones? Is it because journalists, as a class, are habitual liars, and prefer what is not true to what is true? I don't think it is. Rather, it is because journalists are, in the main, extremely stupid, sentimental and credulous fellows — because nothing is easier than to fool them — because the majority of them lack the sharp intelligence that the proper discharge of their duties demands.


Prejudices: A Selection, p. 220

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How does so much [false news] get into the American newspapers, even the good ones? Is it because journalists, as a class, are habitual liars, and...

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How does so much [false news] get into the American newspapers, even the good ones? Is it because journalists, as a class, are habitual liars, and...

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How does so much [false news] get into the American newspapers, even the good ones? Is it because journalists, as a class, are habitual liars, and...

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How does so much [false news] get into the American newspapers, even the good ones? Is it because journalists, as a class, are habitual liars, and...