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Stephens: EL 200 Ch. 6& 7

Ch. 6: "The printing press did not protect the news from the falsehoods of either deceptive or deceived printers."
The news was printed was deceived and ebellished. I guess no proof reading was required. The news needed to be printed and had to get out quickly. Why were there no restrictions on the news when it happened in a time where history was actually taking place and states were ruled by disclipline and restriction? Modern day society is more leanient but more restrictive on news.
Ch. 7: I enjoyed reading about the begining of the obituary, p. 93. " The most newsworthy event in many lives is, alas, their end. Before the advent of the formal newspaper obituary, epitaphs in prose or verse were the most common form of printed personal news"
Nobody knows or gives a damn who you were until your dead! I completely agree with that. You are a nobody until the end. Information is given about you, what you accompolished in a lifetime, clubs or organizations you belonged to, and so on. This is our 15 minutes of fame we each recieve in a lifetme. Wow! How true.

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