To refrain from labeling leaders’ statements as lies is to support an unrelenting but not omniscient press, one that trusts readers’ judgments rather than presenting judgments to them.
What matters is that we report the story and that we find the truth.
-Gerard Baker ‘Trump, ‘Lies’ and Honest Journalism‘ The Wall Street Journal
As readers and as writers, it’s not quotas we should be chasing. It should be truth. And very rarely does what is featured in the author photo—or in the case of ancient books, the classic bust featured on the back—have much bearing on the truth of the work.
-Ryan Holiday ‘How the Online ‘Diversity Police’ Defeat Themselves, and Leave Us All Much Worse Off‘ New York Observer