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Sunday, 04 July 2010 02:16

"The most effectual engines for [pacifying a nation] are the public papers." -- Thomas Jefferson

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Thomas Jefferson on the Media

"The most effectual engines for [pacifying a nation] are the public papers... [A despotic] government always [keeps] a kind of standing army of newswriters who, without any regard to truth or to what should be like truth, [invent] and put into the papers whatever might serve the ministers. This suffices with the mass of the people who have no means of distinguishing the false from the true paragraphs of a newspaper." --Thomas Jefferson to G. K. van Hogendorp, Oct. 13, 1785. (*) ME 5:181, Papers 8:632  
http://etext.virginia.edu/jefferson/quotations/jeff1600.htm

And as for television, that last sentence sure does mightily apply to FOX Fraudcating. -- BuzzFlash