Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Gordon Bennet

Gordon Bennet! I say that alot lately.

"Stanley was soon retained exclusively by James Gordon Bennett (1795–1872)"

I was looking at a photo of Henry Morton Stanley (had an email off Dad all about him) thinking how he reminded me of my dad's grandfather, and then the next email was a photo with his picture hanging on Dads wall. Bobs your uncle,  Thoughts Illustrated.

Stanley was from Wales and Bennet from Scotland: "Bennett the elder was born in Scotland in 1795, emigrated to the US, became a journalist, founded the New York Herald in 1835, and instituted many of the methods of modern journalism, or at least “journalism for the frankly ignorant and vulgar".

Vulgar sync with quote posted earlier today:

"As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular."

Oscar Wilde

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