The Lincoln Plawg - the blog with footnotes
Sunday, April 04, 2004
Wise words from IF Stone
Gadfly of US adminstrations for several decades and a kinda-sorta proto-blogger , Stone offers a watchword for journos and readers alike:
Every government is run by liars and nothing they say should be believed.
Now, there is plenty of room for disputes on the detail; but as a prudential guide to stance and action, I reckon it passes muster.
Note - for instance - that he is not saying that everything a government says is untrue. (Which clearly would be incorrect.) But that nothing should be taken on trust.
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