Our Press Gang: Or, A Complete Exposition of the Corruption and Crimes of the American Newspapers

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J.T. Lloyd, 1859 - American newspapers - 394 pages
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Page 199 - The times will alter—our rulers will become corrupt—our people careless. The time for fixing every essential right on a legal basis is while our rulers are honest and ourselves united.
Page 263 - retirement, violated the sanctity of female character, invaded the tranquillity of private life, and visited, with severe inflictions, the peace of families. Neither elevation nor humility has been spared, nor the charities of life, nor distinguished public services, nor the fire-side, nor the altar, been left free from attack;
Page 322 - thrown; That desperate grasp thy frame might feel, Through bars of brass and triple steel. They tug, they strain ; down, down they go,—
Page 261 - from a president to a postman ; while with ribald slander for its only stock in trade, it is the standard literature of an enormous class, who must find their reading in
Page 313 - of the skull. The fellow, no doubt, wanted to let out the never-failing supply of wit and good humor which has created such a reputation for the Herald, and appropriate the contents to supply the emptiness of his own thick skull. He did not
Page 314 - As I was leisurely pursuing my business, yesterday, in Wall street, collecting the information which is daily disseminated in the Herald, James Watson Webb came up to me on the northern side of the street, said something which I
Page 313 - which has created such a reputation for the Herald, and appropriate the contents to supply the emptiness of his own thick skull. He did not succeed, however, in rifling me of my ideas, as
Page 138 - much less to reflect on the import and tendency. They are made, and easily made, to exert themselves for things of which they have formed no distinct idea, and in which they have no real interest whatever. They leave to others^
Page 355 - handful of men leading the Paris mob overturned the monarchy, and then set up and maintained an oligarchy of the most despotic character that ever was known in the world, all the while ruling the vast majority of a people that
Page 67 - weakened and rendered vicious by personalities, while those who live by falsehoods, fallacies, enmities, partialities, and the schemes of the designing, find the press the very instrument that devils would invent to effect their designs.

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