“Journalism, some huge percentage of it, should be devoted to putting pressure on power, on nonsense, on chicanery of all kinds and if that's going to invite a lawsuit, well, bring it on. The burden on us [is] to be accurate and fair.”
—David Remnick, editor, The New Yorker, interviewed by Terry Gross on Fresh Air, Feb. 18, 2015 (Thanks to alert WORDster Andrew Merton)
• Editorial Comment: Especially chicanery.
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