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From AJR,   June/July 2012

Not So Transparent   

Thurs., April 5, 2012.

By Unknown

Paul Farhi's "Speak No Evil" piece (Winter 2011) reminded me of an oft-repeated line by the late Edwin R. Bayley, the political reporter for the Milwaukee Journal who went on to become the founding dean of the graduate school of journalism at the University of California, Berkeley:

"Whenever newspapers talk about themselves, they lie."

Frank Aukofer

Retired Washington bureau chief

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Falls Church, Virginia