‘Up ourselves’? Up yours, Paul Dacre | Bob Garfield | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk
At its best, American journalism is unbeatable. But the problem with many of your newspapers is that they became too high-minded, too complacent, and self-regarding. As they became increasingly monopolist, some of them also became – if you’ll forgive the phrase – too up themselves. They forgot that there’s a huge market out there of people who are serious-minded but also want some fun in their reading.
– Paul Dacre, editor of the Daily Mail, quoted in the New Yorker