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Lying to Tell a Story
Lying to tell a story

Why, once Jakes went out to cover a revolution in one of the Balkan capitals. He overslept in his carriage, woke up at the wrong station, didn't know any different, got out, went straight to an hotel, and cabled off a thousand-word story about barricades in the streets, flaming churches, machine-guns answering the rattle of his typewriter as he wrote, a dead child like a broken doll, spreadeagled in the deserted roadway below his window – you know.

EvelynWaugh, Scoop

‘Truth?’ said Pilate, ‘what is that?’

John 18: 37

Many of us would accept the truth of the adage that ‘there is no smoke without fire’. But we might be well-advised to apply this principle cautiously to the media. For ...

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