The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS -

An­noy­ance with the news me­dia has been fo­ment­ing for, well, cen­turies.

“From 40 years ex­pe­ri­ence of the wretched guess­work of news­pa­pers of what is not done in the open day­light, and of the false­hoods even as to that, I rarely think them worth read­ing, and al­most never worth no­tice,” Thomas Jef­fer­son wrote in a let­ter to James Mon­roe.

The date: Feb. 4, 1816.

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