I hesitate to say what the functions of the modern journalist may be

I hesitate to say what the functions of the modern journalist may be, but I imagine that they do not exclude the intelligent anticipation of the facts even before they occur.
— George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston

The full context of this quote is here, along with the repsonse form the newspaper concerned!

Image: By Hans A. Rosbach (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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