There never was a power so great as the power of the Press. There never was a belief so superstitious as the universal belief in the Press. Maybe future centuries will call these the Dark Ages, and see a vast mystical delusion spreading its black bats’ wings over all our cities

An entirely new and unique and dense sort of ignorance will be manufactured by a combination of censorship of the Press and censorship by the Press.

Journalism possesses in itself the potentiality of becoming one of the most frightful monstrosities and delusions that have ever cursed mankind. This horrible transformation will occur at the exact instant at which journalists realize that they can become an aristocracy.

– Chesterton