Depravity of the American Press

September 17, 1858

“The American press is, to a fearful extent, in the hands of a cowardly, mercenary and unprincipled class of men, who have no regard for truth in dealing with what is unpopular; who cater to the lowest passions of the multitude, and caricature every movement aiming at the overthrow of established wrong…:”  Then follows, example which the editor uses to illustrate his point.