I.F. Stone, opinionated investigative journalist and author of a terrific book, The Trial of Socrates, is represented by some piquant quotations on the site, brainyquote; among them are these:
All governments are run by liars and nothing they say should be believed.
[Keep it simple.]
If God, as some now say, is dead, He no doubt died of trying to find an equitable solution to the Arab-Jewish problem.
[“Equitable,” in addition to “God,” being the operable word.]
Rich people march on Washington every day.
[It could be argued that lobbyists fly into, cruise into, and stroll around Washington, but the point obtains.]
The difference between burlesque and the newspapers is that the former never pretended to be performing a public service by exposure.
[Even more applicable to the rise of cable “news”?]
The only thing God didn’t do to Job was give him a computer.
[I’m thinking Izzy may have preferred a Remington or an Olivetti.]