"By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community"
- Oscar Wilde
About this Quote
This quote by Oscar Wilde is a commentary on the role of journalism in society. Wilde recommends that by supplying the viewpoints of the ignorant, journalism keeps us in touch with the lack of knowledge of the community. This indicates that the media is not always supplying us with accurate or trustworthy details, but rather with the opinions of those who may not be knowledgeable. Wilde's quote suggests that journalism can be a source of false information, as it typically relies on the viewpoints of those who may not be experienced on the topic. This can result in a lack of understanding and knowledge in the neighborhood, as individuals are not exposed to the realities. Wilde's quote is a suggestion that we need to be wary of the info we receive from the media, and that we ought to strive to be knowledgeable and informed on the topics we are talking about.
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