Ice Friday: Lenny Bruce on Journalism

Lenny Bruce wrote that the reason journalists labelled him a ‘sick comic’ was their lack of creativity:

The motivation of the interviewer is not to get a terse, accurate answer, but rather to write an interesting, slanted article within the boundaries of the editorial outlook of his particular publication, so that he will be given the wherewithal to make the payment on his MG. 20150712_175323Therefore this writer prostitutes his integrity by asking questions, the answers which he already has, much like the cook who follows the recipe and mixes the ingredients properly.

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