C.P. Scott Biography
(British Journalist and the Editor of 'The Guardian’ from 1872 to 1929)
Birthday: October 26, 1846 (Scorpio)
Born In: Bath, England
C. P. Scott was a famous British journalist, who served as the editor of the renowned newspaper “The Guardian” for a number of years. After three unsuccessful attempts at the general elections as the candidate of the Liberals, he became the MP for Leigh. As a politician, he fought hard for a number of issues, such as, women’s suffrage, reform of the ‘House of Lords’ and more. Besides being an editor of the ‘Manchester Guardian’, which was later renamed ‘The Guardian’, he became the owner of the newspaper itself, after the death of John Edward Taylor. Apart from a successful career as a journalist, Scott was also a publisher. He brought out some books on politics, and on his experiences with the ‘Manchester Guardian’. Through the newspaper, he fought for the causes he advocated as a politician, and was also keenly interested in further education. This remarkable journalist felt that a newspaper should be responsible and should only bring out true facts, in addition to being accurate. His most famous quote “comment is free, but facts are sacred” gives us a gist of his ideals as a responsible journalist and editor. Continue reading to know more about the life, career and works of this multifaceted personality.