Roger Lewis There is no such a thing in America as an independent press, unless it is out in country towns. You are all slaves. You know it, and I know it. There is not one of you who dares to express an honest opinion. If you expressed it, you would know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid $150 for keeping honest opinions out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for doing similar things. If I should allow honest opinions to be printed in one issue of my paper, I would be like Othello before twenty-four hours: my occupation would be gone. The man who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the street hunting for another job. The business of a New York journalist is to distort the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to villify, to fawn at the feet of Mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread, or for what is about the same — his salary. You know this, and I know it; and what foolery to be toasting an “Independent Press”! We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are jumping-jacks. They pull the string and we dance. Our time, our talents, our lives, our possibilities, are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes.
John Swinton (1829–1901) was a Scottish-American journalist, newspaper publisher, and orator.
was made at the “Journalists’ Gathering” in the rooms of the Twilight Club in the Mills Building, New York City, on April 12, 1883
Swinton’s Quote applies to Politicians as well as to Journalists, and clearly to both sides of the Atlantic. In Boris´s Case he is both Journalist and Politician but further he has dual British/American Citizenship ( he was supposed I think to have been giving up his US citizenship when the IRS were chasing him for unpaid taxes. At the end of the day Boris is also part Turkish and like Erdogan something of a Wankerer, He is also a fan of the Flashman novels, Boris Johnson the Gift that keeps on giving
Did I also mention that Boris is a CUNT?
A strange appointment indeed Incitatus The consul that would be King.
Theresa May is a CUNT.Conservative under Narrow Terms (CUNT) but wholly Neo Liberal.
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