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H. L. Mencken: “The average newspaper"

“The average newspaper, especially of the better sort, has the intelligence of a hillbilly evangelist, the courage of a rat, the fairness of a prohibitionist boob-jumper, the information of a high school janitor, the taste of a designer of celluloid valentines, and the honor of a police-station lawyer.” 105 mots de plus

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FDR: "The real truth of the matter"

« The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the larger centers has owned the Government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson. 19 mots de plus

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Mark Twain: “If you don’t read the newspaper ..."

“If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re mis-informed.”

Samuel Clemens, a.k.a. Mark Twain

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Schopenhauer: “Exaggeration ...is ... essential to newspaper writing"

“Exaggeration in every sense is as essential to newspaper writing as it is to the writing of plays: for the point is to make as much as possible of every occurrence. 93 mots de plus

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Irving Babbitt: "the essence of democracy"

« If a man went simply by what he saw, he might be tempted to affirm that the essence of democracy is melodrama. »
Irving Babbitt

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A Taste of the Future: Representative Hakeem Jeffries visits Beacon

Before March 20th, a whirlwind of loudspeaker announcements and ubiquitous posters let students know that Congressman Hakeem Jeffries was coming to Beacon. Excitement soon followed as people prepared to listen to what the Representative from New York’s 8th Congressional District had to say. 1 566 mots de plus

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Meeting Catastrophe with Indifference

“Where is the solidarity for the Sri Lanka’s Christians?” asked the British scholar Rakib Ehsan, a Muslim.

“The differences in tone and nature between the condemnations of the Christchurch and Sri Lanka terrorist attacks are striking. 156 mots de plus

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