Free speech

Mencken didn’t say it, Hislop

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In the comments to yesterday’s post about Ian Hislop’s article Sam Duncan says: “It was HL Mencken, the great American satirist, who said we should afflict the comfortable and comfort the afflicted.”   No it wasn’t. It was Finley Peter Dunne, and it wasn’t an instruction or recommendation; he was mocking the self-importance of newspapers […]