I know that my retirement will make no difference in its cardinal principles, that it will always fight for progress and reform, never tolerate injustice or corruption, always fight demagogues of all parties, never belong to any party, always oppose privileged classes and public plunderers, never lack sympathy with the poor, always remain devoted to the public welfare, never be satisfied with merely printing news, always be drastically independent, never be afraid to attack wrong, whether by predatory plutocracy or predatory poverty.

Joseph Pulitzer (1847–1911) Hungarian-American newspaper publisher [b. Politzer József]
Retirement speech (10 Apr 1907)

On the St Louis Post-Dispatch.  Since Nov 1911, this has been "The Post-Dispatch Platform" on its editorial page.

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