Thursday, February 02, 2017
The Daily Suppressage
Jack London (1876-1916), The Iron Heel
, chapter VII:
"It will make a sensation," I asserted. "Didn't you see the reporters
scribbling like mad while he was speaking?"
"Not a line of which will appear in to-morrow's papers."
"I can't believe it," I cried.
"Just wait and see," was the answer. "Not a line, not a thought that he
uttered. The daily press? The daily suppressage!"
"But the reporters," I objected. "I saw them."
"Not a word that he uttered will see print. You have forgotten the
editors. They draw their salaries for the policy they maintain. Their
policy is to print nothing that is a vital menace to the established."