Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Obscure London journals

From Harper’s Weekly, New York, February 15th 1862:
The papers in question are not known, even by name, to the bulk of our readers, and their utterances are entitled to no more notice than would be paid here to the disquisitions of any of our fourth or fifth rate political sheets. Yet our people are so absurdly sensitive to every thing that is said of them abroad, and foreign papers are somehow regarded as so much more reliable than journals at home, that the idle nonsense of the London Observer and the Manchester Guardian disturbed men’s digestion, and caused a general decline in the stock market.
Martin still finds idle nonsense in those pages today. Further comment from The Contentious Centrist.

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