Saturday, July 18, 2009

The purposes of journalism

"The stenographers of power will always find work. As will the trumpeters of fame. I.F. Stone wrote not to create a sensation, or to promote himself (or his 'brand'), but to change the world." John Ibbitson quotes from D.D. Guttenplan's Stone biography in a review in today's Globe.

1 comment:

Gazetteer said...

It's funny, but I was thinking of Izzy Stone as Sean Holman was speaking on Mr. Good's very finest of the fine, not to mention well-branded, radio program yesterday morning.

(and I must confess that I find it ironic in the extreme that the good Mr. Ibbitson wrote that particular review)