August 16, 2008

Quotation of the Day

Actually, I have two quotations today. Both are from the September 2008 Harper's Magazine.

"Long ago in the days before journalists became celebrities, their enterprise was reviled and poorly paid, and it was understood by working newspapermen that the presence of more than two people at their funeral could be taken as a sign that they had disgraced the profession." Lewis H. Lapham, "Notebook: Elegy for a Rubber Stamp," p. 12.

"Apparently it's bad taste to point out that a prominent public figure is either lying or insane." Roger D. Hodge, "[Polemic] The Naughts" in Readings, p. 19.

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