Quotation by Franklin D. Roosevelt

The newspapers, especially those in the East, are amazingly superficial and ... a large number of news gatherers are either cynics at heart or are following the orders and the policies of the owners of their papers.
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945), U.S. president. Letter, May 7, 1934, to Colonel Edward M. House. The Roosevelt Letters, vol. 3, p. 125, ed. Elliott Roosevelt, George G. Harrup & Co., Ltd. (1952).

FDR was convinced that many journalists and especially editors and publishers were opposed to his liberal perspective and innovative programs based on bias and extreme conservatism or simply a cynical view of life.
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