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Editor: 

Charles Dana, the editor for Horace Greeley’s New York Tribune then founder, editor and owner of the New York Sun, defined news in a unique way: “When a dog bites a man that isn’t news, but when a man bites a dog that’s news."

The Free Press underscored Dana’s message as last Tuesday’s edition headlines reported that a man shot his neighbor’s dog.

Clearly such news accents the obvious that the Free Press has an appreciation for the quality of 19th century journalism. They didn’t have to resort to “fake news” because they had too much wit, humor, sarcasm, journalistic talent and political acumen. Those journalists would have made mincemeat out of Jake Tapper, Wolf Blitzer, and Jim Acosta of CNN (Clinton News Network).

Bruce Given

Elko

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