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The Devil is Running the Paper (1883)

Updated: Jan 23, 2021

This editorial published in 1883, shows us that some things just never change! Following is the transcription:

 Marathon Independent, Marathon, New York, March 14, 1883
Marathon Independent, Marathon, NY, 3/14/1883

How Stories Get Mixed.

The editor of the Clinton Courier is sick and the "devil" is running the paper. He says:

A reporter is one who reports. Anyone who reports is a reporter. Reporters reported to a reporter the report that Mr. A-- was reported to be seriously ill. The reporter reported what reporters had reported, and now reporters report the report that the report is reported to have been falsely reported; and reporters further report that that report is reported to have offended certain of the elite. Now, the reporter only reported the reported report, and if said report was false, the reporter is willing to correct his report.

Marathon Independent, Marathon, New York, March 14, 1883


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