Quote of the Day

Terry Teachout has been travelling, and his blog is mostly snippets from the eminently quotable, like this bit from Tom Stoppard:

"Junk journalism is the evidence of a society that has got at least one thing right, that there should be nobody with the power to dictate where responsible journalism begins." Tom Stoppard, Night and Day

I'm a huge fan of the play--no surprise, perhaps; almost every journalist who has seen it loves it.  Its central message, if a Tom Stoppard play could be said to have such a thing, is that journalism is a deeply flawed enterprise, and nonetheless matters.  Too true.