"The business of the journalist 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 I know it, and what folly is this toasting an independent press? We are jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men."
John Swinton, New York 1890
HAS ANYTHING CHANGED SINCE THEN?