Fair and Balanced

Tocqueville wrote of his own journalism: ‘I never gave in to the temptation to tailor facts to ideas rather than to adapt ideas to facts.’ Nice, huh? Wish I could say that myself, but truth is I don’t know very many of us who really can. Sad, huh?

(for the quote and a darn good time I am indebted to Greil Marcus’ A New Literary History of America)

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