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Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 106 of Daniel Boorstin’s 1973 volume, The Americans: The Democratic Experience:

The department store, through its heavy newspaper advertising, contributed substantially to the success of these papers, and so helped keep them independent of subsidy by political parties.  In this way the department store, like other large advertisers, indirectly contributed toward the political impartiality of American news reporting that would contrast sharply with the partisan-dominated press of France, Italy, and some other countries.