Freedom of the press in Britain means freedom to print such of the proprietor's prejudices as the advertisers don't object to.
When they do surveys on the most reviled professions, lawyers, HMO managers, advertisers, members of Congress, used car salesmen and Barry Bonds' nutritionist top the list. It's always been my opinion, though, that the only reason opposition researchers aren't on that list is that few people know we exist.
Let us be a nation of shopkeepers as much as we please, but there is no necessity that we should become a nation of advertisers.Punch
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