JAMES RUSSELL WIGGINS
[1903 – 2000] American managing editor of The Washington Post and United States Ambassador to the United Nations

 
It has been said that the camera does not lie. But the camera does lie. It is a notorious, compulsive, unashamed and mischievous liar. - James Russell Wiggins
Editor Washington Post, in The Fourth Estate: An Informal Appraisal of the News and Opinion Media, 1971. Source: Propaganda, persuasion & deception – selected quotes. Compiled by Laird Wilcox