Quote of the Day…

This is from Will Self serving it up to his fellow members of the Commentariat via Mr Power in fine literary style…

In Raymond Chandler’s The Long Goodbye the reclusive newspaper magnate Harland Potter says to Philip Marlowe: ‘A newspaper is an advertising vehicle predicated on its circulation, nothing more and nothing less.’ I pity all those readers, viewers and listeners who never grasped that most editorial and comment had no more significance than a discount voucher – and considerably less utility.

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty