The Newspaper Press Reviewed, by a Quarterly Reviewer

The Newspaper Press Reviewed, by a Quarterly Reviewer

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ... to find its most valid excuse for the political whimsicalities which distinguish its conduct. The Post, at present, enjoys a large share of official confidence, and has become quite a channel for " particular information" of importance. If an "official" be threatened with any difficulty, his first means of battling with it lie in the direction of the agreeable editor of the fashionable organ, who is to be found invariably at his post. Thither my Lord This or plain Mr. That wends his way, and, closeted with the pliant friend at the helm, arranges some paragraph which, on the strength of a " we believe," comes out next morning to go "the rounds of the papers," and feel the public pulse. It may be that the editorial consultation results in a decided " we have authority to state" that which is intended to deny what never was asserted, or only imagined; or, is intended to assert that which may be made, according to circumstances, the subject of a future contradiction or explanation. All this has its purpose, and, we presume, its price. The Post having the name of a fashionable journal, contrives also to have many of the best advantages which belong to fashionable associations. "Jenkins" will play the censor, but he must do so with dignity; he will act the sycophant, but not offensively. The Post shuts out from its pages low-life filth, but gives frequent prominence to high-life scandal. Its advertising pages are not sullied by the trash which feeds the pious Advertiser, but, it is not free from absurd announcements, reflecting more immediately on those who nourish the Post than on the journal they patronise. The Press Directory issilentabout the religion of the Post, and, we think, more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 9781236650566