A A Gill quotes

2 great media quotes – picked as my favourite thought-provokers from the page of favourites picked by the Guardian

I don’t know how long a child will remain utterly static in front of the television, but my guess is that it could be well into their thirties.

 

Freedom of speech is what all other human rights and freedoms balance on. That may sound like unspeakable arrogance when applied to restaurant reviews or gossip columns. But that’s not the point. Journalism isn’t an individual sport like books and plays; it’s a team effort. The power of the press is cumulative. It has a conscious human momentum. You can – and probably do – pick up bits of it and sneer or sigh or fling them with great force at the dog. But together they make up the most precious thing we own.

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/dec/10/aa-gills-best-quotes-sunday-times

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