“Nine-tenths of the news, as printed in the papers, is pseudo-news, manufactured events. Some days ten-tenths.”
While responding to my friend Martha‘s comment on my Quality Quotes #1 post the other day, I remembered this marvelous quote from Thomas Merton and knew it had to be my next offering. Although I took it from an excerpted anecdote in The Pocket Thomas Merton (News Seeds, Boston & London, 2005), it first appeared, in 1968, in Faith and Violence (Notre Dame, UNDP). 51 years later, it’s truer than ever.
Be discriminate in your media consumption and discerning in your judgment, y’all. And for sanity’s sake, avoid Faux News!
What do y’all think?
Take care, be well, and happy blogging!