So little pains do the vulgar take in the investigation of truth, accepting readily the first story that comes to hand.

Some commentary on the present state of media literacy from Thucydides, the Athenian who wrote the eye-witness account of the Peloponnesian War (431 BC).

News is what people want to keep hidden. Everything else is publicity.

Some commentary on the present state of journalism from Bill Moyers on John Stewart’s show last week (June 1).