Around the 23rd of April, 1863 Confederate General Robert E. Lee wrote:

“It appears we have appointed our worst generals to command forces, and our most gifted and brilliant to edit newspapers! In fact, I discovered by reading newspapers that these editor/geniuses plainly saw all my strategic defects from the start, yet failed to inform me until it was too late. Accordingly, I’m readily willing to yield my command to these obviously superior intellects, and I, in turn, will do my best for the Cause by writing editorials – after the fact.”