Media’s Unfair Stereotypes of GOP Candidates

Friday, 02 Sep 2011 10:24 AM

By S.E. Cupp

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
According to some historians, conservative statesman Edmund Burke was the first to coin the term "fourth estate" when referring to the media, in 1787 during a parliamentary debate. Upon the opening up of the House of Commons of Great Britain to the press gallery, he said: "Yonder sits the Fourth Estate, and they are more important than them all."

And the infamous media ego was born. Apparently, the generous compliment went straight to their heads.

Just a century later, the press had become so corrupt, so powerful in parliamentary Britain that Oscar Wilde revisited Burke's famous quote to lament: "Somebody — was it Burke? — called journalism the fourth estate. That was true at the time no doubt. But at the present moment it is the only estate. It has eaten up the other three."

To read more, Go Here Now.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

2016 Democrats Must Admit Failures

Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 09:24 AM

Some paths are clear. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who insists she isn’t running, is the reluctant fundamentalist, more commit . . .

Gun Control Activists' Cheap Gimmicks

Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 13:14 PM

The problem with gun violence isn’t the woman with a concealed carry license at her suburban Target or Chipotle . . .

Lessons Learned From the Rise of ISIS

Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 11:08 AM

Was Joe Biden right? It’s the question swirling through the punditocracy as it debates the latest installment of the can . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved