A little shot of Oscar Wilde, from "The Critic as Artist":
Gilbert. Ernest, you are quite delightful, but your views are terribly unsound. I am afraid that you have been listening to the conversation of someone older than yourself. That is always a dangerous thing to do, and if you allow it to degenerate into a habit, you will find it absolutely fatal to any intellectual development. As for modern journalism, it is not my business to defend it. It justifies its own existence by the great Darwinian principle of the survival of the vulgarest. I have merely to do with literature.
Ernest. But what is the difference between literature and journalism?
Gilbert. Oh! journalism is unreadable, and literature is not read. That is all.