Thursday, January 28, 2016

The View From Abroad


“Journalism over here is not only an obsession but a drawback that cannot be overrated. Politicians are frightened of the press, and in the same way as bull-fighting has a brutalising effect upon Spain . . . , headlines of murder, rape, and rubbish, excite and demoralise the American public.”

—Margot Asquith (1864-1945), British socialite and author, My Impressions of America, 1922 
(Thanks to alert WORDster Andrew Merton)

Editorial Comment: Olé!

PeezPix by Ted Pease

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