Monday, October 6, 2008

Quote of the Day

Commenter chickpea at Turn Maine Blue:

The gaffe by the PPH, inconsequential as it may appear to people who spend a lot of time sucking up information online, is a symptom of something very serious. Markets, be they stock markets or real estate markets, or the markets that are called elections, depend for their validity on accurate information.

Journalists love to quote Thomas Jefferson about his preference for "newspapers without government rather than government without newspapers." However, the context of that quote is that he assumed a literate electorate and a free flow of information from competing sources, which people could use to make their democratic decisions.

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