Political handlers as editors
Posted: September 25, 2012 at 3:47 a.m.
George Orwell, a font of wisdom on politics and power, once wrote that “journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.” That remark came to mind the other day when I heard author Michael Lewis pulling back the curtain on a tawdry journalistic practice that’s now standard procedure in Washington.
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Editorial, Pages 12 on 09/25/2012