Thursday, January 2, 2014

A great quote reminding you to be wary of the media

Saw this excellent quote today from GK Chesterton in 1909:

Journalism's biggest weakness is that it is "a picture made up entirely of exceptions ... [Journalists] cannot announce the happiness of mankind at all. They cannot describe all the forks that are not stolen, or all the marriages that are not judiciously dissolved. Hence the complete picture they give of life is of necessity fallacious; they can only represent what is unusual."

h/t Her.meneutics blog

1 comment:

  1. Oh, that's so true! "If it bleeds, it leads." I've often wondered whether the mass media's rise has led to the epidemic of fear in our world today...