Quotation by P.J. O'Rourke

Newsmen believe that news is a tacitly acknowledged fourth branch of the federal system. This is why most news about government sounds as if it were federally mandated—serious, bulky and blandly worthwhile, like a high-fiber diet set in type.
P.J. (Patrick Jake) O'Rourke (b. 1947), U.S. journalist. "The Dictatorship of Boredom: The Winners Go to Washington, D.C.," Parliament of Whores (1991).
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