Friday, May 25, 2007

Robert E Lee discusses the omniscience of the press

His quote is relevant to our times:

Why, it appears that we appointed all of our worst generals to command the armies and we appointed all of our best generals to edit the newspapers. I mean, I found by reading a newspaper that these editor generals saw all of the defects plainly from the start but didn't tell me until it was too late. I'm willing to yield my place to these best generals and I'll do my best for the cause by editing a newspaper.

2 comments:

Alan Coffey said...

I named my first son after that man. Doubly glad I did. Amen.

airforcewife said...

This is one of my favorite quotes. I'll bet the media would HATE to have it thrown back at them.