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1921 - 2014

No. 6: Pick your fights. Don't duck 'em, but don't fight second-rate opponents.
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We're talking about a bunch of criminals who slash tires and smash presses and hit women over the head with two-by-fours. I have no lint left in my navel for that.
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No. 6: Pick your fights. Don't duck 'em, but don't fight second-rate opponents.
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I really wanted to get The Post out of the 'cause' business. I asked Katharine Graham to split the editorial page off, so no one could accuse me of whatever the fucking editorial policy was. It wasn't in me to preach. I can say somebody's a horse's ass, but I can't tell people what to do.
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As long as a journalist tells the truth, in conscience and fairness, it is not his job to worry about consequences. The truth is never as dangerous as a lie in the long run. I truly believe the truth sets men free.
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On lying: And it's really - it's one of the great, the worst of the sins, it seems to me, because you deceive people, and you deceive people originally on purpose, and then, if you don't correct it, you deceive them by nonfeasance.
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