Nichts Neues unter der Sonne.
In der ansonsten ausgesprochen überflüssigen Neuauflage des Krimis Crime in Kensington (1933) von Christopher St. John Sprigg denkt die Hauptfigur Charles Venables, Hobby-Detektiv und Schmierenjournalist, über seinen eigenen Arbeitgeber, die Zeitung Mercury nach.
A paper that by pandering to the basest sensationalism of the common people climbed on stepping stones of discarded ethics to higher things. A paper whose public had brains with linings so corroded and crusted by jazz, sentimental films and cheap literature that the most earth-shaking events of the world had to be predigested and peptonized before they could be absorbed. A paper whose political policy had been invariably allied with the most reactionary and antisocial elements of English life. (S. 109)