I really like this quote on DanLesh.com. Very apropos of recent discussions of trust and the media.
“Trust is contingent on the evidence which one party provides the others of his true, concrete intentions; it cannot exist if that party’s words do not coincide with their actions. To say one thing and do anotherâ€”to take one’s own word lightlyâ€”cannot inspire trust. To glorify democracy and to silence people is a farce; to discourse on humanism and to negate people is a lie.”
â€” Paulo Friere