The “news” business:
“The business of the journalists is to destroy the truth… We are the tools and vassals of 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.”
-John Swinton, speech given while working for the New York Sun, 1880
The truth only hurts when it ought to . . .