A.J. Liebling

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  • EDITORIAL: MPs plot revenge against powerful tabloid

    Freedom of the press, the late, great press critic A.J. Liebling once remarked, "is guaranteed only to those who own one." We take his point. Mr. Liebling, who died more than a half-century ago, said some other colorful things about the press that still resonate with newspaper readers today. "I take a grave view of the press," he said. "It is the weak slat under the bed of democracy." But better a weak slat than no slat at all.

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