To say of them, as Hazlitt says of the eighteenth--century periodical essayists, that "the philosopher and wit here commences newsmonger
," indeed, is to acknowledge not merely a journalistic aspect to Romantic and post--Romantic criticism but, more fundamentally, a role for the critic as social actor.
In newsrooms, as at newsstands across the country, difficult but vital questions about the methods and motives of the press are being raised, forcing newsmongers
and consumers of news to question long-held assumptions.
Those killed and maimed constitute plain statistics for the newsmongers
, nothing else.
said, and the company seemed truly excited about it.
Her face was beamed live on national television and her story became fodder for newsmongers
During the Civil War, opponents claimed that publicity was "obnoxious" because it "traded upon by newsmongers
and the scandal-loving portion of the public.
Kaunitz writes every Post to Count Rosenberg, which letter is read before three or four newsmongers
, who immediately fly all over town to disperse it, and is as immediately contradicted as the Post arrives from Holland, so that the news from Vienna is at present very little credited here.