From the original statement of purpose of The Alaska Advocate, a weekly newspaper published in Anchorage, AK from 1976—1979. Written by Howard Weaver.
“We are against all lies, and their more vicious step-children, the half-truths. We are against shadow in the conduct of public business, secure in our belief that there is no public affair best handled in the dark. We are against that which is dull or stifling. We oppose any limit or barrier to the exercise of talent. We believe that in the honest, unimpeded exchange of ideas the best course is to be found. We believe we can play a part in that process.”
My history of the Alaska Advocate and the Alaska Newspaper War—Write Hard, Die Free—will be published in April.