‘If newspapers only printed good news, then…’

The director of Spain’s national library, Biblioteca Nacional, has whipped up a storm in the teacups of publishers by stating that she doesn’t read newspapers.

“I haven’t read the press for two months. I don’t watch television or listen to the radio because the tension they express upsets me so much I can’t work,” said Rosa Regas.

A quote on Roy Greenslade‘s blog, attributed to Daniel Patrick Moynihan, rightly puts some perspective on the  rage against the gloom and doom purveyed by the papers.

“If the newspapers of a country are filled with good news, the jails will be filled with good people.”

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