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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1247
AUTHOR: Walter Lippmann (1889–1974)
QUOTATION: For the newspaper is in all literalness the bible of democracy, the book out of which a people determines its conduct. It is the only serious book most people read. It is the only book they read every day.
ATTRIBUTION: WALTER LIPPMANN, Liberty and the News, p. 47 (1920).
SUBJECTS: Newspapers