The Press: Time Lag

George Bernard Shaw is fond of saying that he was born about 50 years ahead of his time. In London last week he told newsmen of the Institute of Journalism that their minds function far behind their time. Their backwardness of comprehension he called "time lag." Just as Great Britain long failed to recognize the United States as a permanent Republic and George Washington as anything but "one of the blackest scoundrels that ever existed," so today "the press has not yet recognized that the [Russian] revolution has taken place," said he.


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