An Enemy of the People
Petra: "You can't use this [English story] for the "People's Messenger" […] it conflicts with all your opinions."
Hovstad: "You are perfectly right; but an editor cannot always act as he would prefer. He is often obliged to bow to the wishes of the public in unimportant matters." (3.114-120)
Petra: "you stand fearlessly in the open and take up the cause of an injured man--
Hovstad: "Especially when that injured man is--ahem!-- […] Especially when he is your father I meant.
Petra (suddenly checked). That? […] you have betrayed yourself, Mr. Hovstad,
and now I shall never trust you again in anything." (3.139-147)
Hovstad: "I hope no one here has any doubt as to my liberal principles; […] But the advice of […] thoughtful men has convinced me that in purely local matters a newspaper ought to proceed with a certain caution."
Aslaksen: "I entirely agree with the speaker." (4.40-41)