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If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you're mis-informed. Mark Twain, author
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The advertisements are the most truthful part of a newspaper. Thomas Jefferson, president
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It's amazing that the amount of news that happens in the world every day always just exactly fits the newspaper. Jerry Seinfeld, comedian
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They are so filthy and bestial that no honest man would admit one into his house for a water-closet doormat. Charles Dickens, novelist
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Early in life I had noticed that no event is ever correctly reported in a newspaper. George Orwell, author
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In the case of news, we should always wait for the sacrament of confirmation. Voltaire (Fran, writer
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Bad news travels fast. American Proverbs,
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I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely happier for it. Thomas Jefferson, president
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The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing, but newspapers. Thomas Jefferson, president
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A newspaper is a circulating library with high blood pressure. Arthur Baer, journalist
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A good newspaper is a nation talking to itself. Arthur Miller, playwright
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All I know is just what I read in the papers. Will Rogers, actor
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I keep reading between the lies. Goodman Ace, writer
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None loves the messenger who brings bad news. Sophocles, poet
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News is what a chap who doesn't care much about anything wants to read. And it's only news until he's read it. After that it's dead. Evelyn Waugh, author
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The price of being close to the President is delivering bad news. You fail him if you don't tell him the truth. Others won't do it. Donald Rumsfeld, politician
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Nothing in fine print is ever good news. Andy Rooney, journalist
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A newspaper is lumber made malleable. It is ink made into words and pictures. It is conceived, born, grows up and dies of old age in a day. Jim Bishop, journalist
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Listening to a news broadcast is like smoking a cigarette and crushing the butt in the ashtray. Milan Kundera, writer
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Once a newspaper touches a story the facts are lost forever, even to the protagonists. Norman Mailer, novelist
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I do not like to get the news, because there has never been an era when so many things were going so right for so many of the wrong persons. Ogden Nash, poet
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No one knows who is listening, say nothing you would not wish put in the newspapers. C. H. (Charles Haddon) Spurgeon,
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The media. It sounds like a convention of spiritualists. Tom Stoppard, dramatist
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Flash'd from his bed the electric tidings came, he is no better, he is much the same. Source Unknown,
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I think the destructive, vicious, negative nature of much of the news media makes it harder to govern this country, harder to attract decent people to run for public office. Newt Gingrich, politician
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If a man, for private profit, tears at the public news, does so with the impatience of one who thinks he actually owns the news you get, it is against the national interest. Jimmy Breslin, entertainer
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All news is an exaggeration of life. Daniel Schorr, journalist
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Bad news isn't wine. It doesn't improve with age. Colin Powell, statesman
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We have defeated Saddam Hussein and Iraq. The good news is Iraq is ours, and the bad news is Iraq is ours. David Letterman, comedian
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Yes, you are running businesses, and yes, we understand and accept that, but surely there must be a level beyond which profit from news is simply indecent. Christiane Amanpour, journalist
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That crossover of whether it's entertainment or news is the biggest crock of b.s. in television today, because it's all entertainment. Vince McMahon, entertainer
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There have been at least three other cases in which federal agencies have succeeded in placing fake news reports on television during the Bush presidency. It was a really good tour. It seemed maybe about a week too long. Frank Rich, journalist
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Between what matters and what seems to matter, how should the world we know judge wisely? E. C. Bentley,
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The one function that TV news performs very well is that when there is no news we give it to you with the same emphasis as if there were. David Brinkley, journalist
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People have this illusion that all over the world, all of the time, all kinds of fantastic things are happening. When in fact, over most of the world nothing is happening. David Brinkley, journalist
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A newspaper is the lowest thing there is. Richard J. Daley, politician
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News is that which comes from the North, East, West and South, and if it comes from only one point on the compass, then it is a class ; publication and not news. Benjamin Disraeli, statesman
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Headlines twice the size of the events. John Galsworthy, author
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I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers. Allen Ginsberg, poet
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News is the first rough draft of history. Philip L. Graham,
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No news is good news. Ludovic Halevy,
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Don't be afraid to make a mistake, your readers might like it. William Randolph Hearst, publisher
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In these times we fight for ideas and newspapers are our fortress. Heinrich Heine, poet
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I'll give anything for a good copy now, be it true or false, so it be news. Ben Johnson,
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Newspapers always excite curiosity. No one ever lays one down without a feeling of disappointment. Charles Lamb, critic
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Newsmen believe that news is a tacitly acknowledged fourth branch of the federal system. This is why most news about government sounds as if it were federally mandated -- serious, bulky and blandly worthwhile, like a high-fiber diet set in type. P. J. O'Rourke, comedian
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I hate newspapermen. They come into camp and pick up their camp rumors and print them as facts. I regard them as spies, which, in truth, they are. If I killed them all there would be news from Hell before breakfast. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman,
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Republicans study the financial pages of the newspaper. Democrats put them in the bottom of the bird cage. Will Stanton,
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It is the newspaper's duty to print the news and raise hell. Wilbur F. Storey,
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Today's news was published by word of mouth in the streets of ancient Athens. Source Unknown,
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I always turn to the sports page first, which records people's accomplishments. The front page has nothing, but man's failures. Earl Warren, judge
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Newspapers have degenerated. They may now be absolutely relied upon. Oscar Wilde, dramatist
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I would not know how I am supposed to feel about many stories if not for the fact that the TV news personalities make sad faces for sad stories and happy faces for happy stories. Dave Barry, journalist
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The good news is there's no devil. The bad news is there's no heaven. There's nothing. Kerry Packer, businessman
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The formation of the News America Publishing Group will lead to greater editorial excitement, new business opportunities and greater efficiencies and coordination. Peter Chernin,
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Republicans have to be relieved. Given all the bad news this White House has faced, at least the president's hemorrhaging has stopped. Stuart Rothenberg,
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Ladies and gentlemen, I wish I had better news for you but we are facing a storm that most of us have feared. This is a threat that we've never faced before. Ray Nagin,
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Local television and local TV news isn't telling the voters about local candidates. Reed Hundt, public servant
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These are challenging times for all Americans. We face the specter of war abroad and a steady stream of bad economic news at home. Robert Matsui, politician
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News is so often a report of conflict, an account of problems, a thing of the day and even of the minute, that sometimes I think we make the background darker and the shadows deeper than they actually are. Arthur Hays Sulzberger, publisher
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The good news is that, according to the Obama administration, the rich will pay for everything. The bad news is that, according to the Obama administration, you're rich. P. J. O'Rourke, comedian
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When was the last time you heard news accounts of a boatload of American refugees arrive on the shores of another country? Marco Rubio, politician
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The good news, to relieve all this gloom, is that a democracy is inherently self-correcting. Here, the people are sovereign. Inept political leaders can be replaced. Foolish policies can be changed. Disastrous mistakes can be reversed. Theodore C. Sorensen, lawyer
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The bill that job creators and out-of-work Americans need us to pass is the one that ensures taxes won't go up - one that says Americans and small-business owners won't get hit with more bad news at the end of the year. Mitch McConnell, politician
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We like to engage in a normal publishing effort, which is to act in a responsible manner and make sure the material is not likely to harm anyone, that it is properly investigated by quality news organizations, and by lawyers and human rights groups and so on. Julian Assange, activist
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It's really unfair to working women in America who read celebrity news and think, 'Why can't I lose weight when I've had a baby?' Well, everyone you're reading about has money for a trainer and a chef. That doesn't make it realistic. Rachel Zoe, designer
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Here's the good news. If I realize that I'm insane, then I'm okay with it. I'm not dangerous insane. Charlie Sheen, actor
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What NPR did, I'm very proud of, and what NPR stood for is non-racist, non-bigoted, straightforward telling of the news. Ron Schiller,
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I can go into restaurants and a whole table will get up and clap if they recognize me, because they love Fox News. Other places - or even the same place - people will turn the other way. Rupert Murdoch, publisher
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We've got to lift our game tremendously. We'll sell our business news and information in print, we'll sell it to anyone who's got a cable system, and we'll sell it on the Web. Rupert Murdoch, publisher
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My worry about the New York Times is that it's got the only position as a national elitist general-interest paper. So the network news picks up its cues from the Times. And local papers do too. It has a huge influence. And we'd love to challenge it. Rupert Murdoch, publisher
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Other people's successes are good news - for them and for you. Good for you because they show you a way to go. Steve Wynn, businessman
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But the good news was that my elder sister refused to get married straight away and I couldn't get married until she did so I had the licence to go off and dream. Indra Nooyi, businesswoman
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With the growing reliance on social media, we no longer search for news, or the products and services we wish to buy. Instead they are being pushed to us by friends, acquaintances and business colleagues. Erik Qualman, author
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I think it's really good that you have great competition among news networks, and for that matter all the networks in general. It's bringing more and more people in to watching the news. Walter Isaacson, writer
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But the point is to get a whole new generation of people and people in general more re-engaged in news, and this has happened a lot since September 11th of course. Walter Isaacson, writer
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I think most people live in a space where they are looking for meaning in life and good in the world and that is not necessarily reflected in straight news coverage right now. Daryn Kagan, entertainer
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I remember back in the day when Chuck D called hip-hop the 'black people's CNN.' Well now, hip-hop is more like Fox News. It's biased, and highly suspect. Saul Williams, musician
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Things are pretty good in Canada. We weathered the recession fairly well. And, of course, were up here up living here, we're watching American news and we're constantly saying, wow, it's not as bad as it is in the United States. Rick Mercer, comedian
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In Canada you grow up - we're next to the United States. We're watching whatever you're watching. We're following your news. It's obvious that we are inundated with American cultural information and political information. Whereas the opposite is not true. Rick Mercer, comedian
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The good news about building a company during times like this is that the companies that do succeed are going to be extremely strong and resilient. Marc Andreessen, businessman
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I worked in three local news markets and in every single one of them, they said: 'You're a lousy anchor. We would love to renew your contract and have you be our lead reporter here, but we're not going to have you anchor.' Elizabeth Vargas, journalist
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I felt like the news business was a little rough for me and a little sleazy. So I glided right over into acting. Emily Procter, actress
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In college, I was a weather anchor for the local news. I would 'borrow' my forecast from The Weather Channel. Emily Procter, actress
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Whether people care enough about local news to pay for it is, sadly, an entirely different question than whether our democracy requires a strong watchdog function at the local level to ensure safeguards against abuse, chicanery, and outright dishonesty. Eric Alterman, writer
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Fox News is nothing if not impressive. No matter how harsh the criticism it endures, the network somehow always manages to prove itself even worse than we had previously imagined. Eric Alterman, writer
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But particularly when the media profess to strive toward objectivity, gatekeepers play a crucial role in helping people navigate the news to make educated political decisions. Eric Alterman, writer
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Covering Richard Nixon's triumphant run in 1968 turned out to be my last major assignment as a general correspondent for CBS News. In September of that year, '60 Minutes' made its debut and I began the best, the most fulfilling job a reporter could imagine. Mike Wallace, journalist
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I cannot improve on those spoken for many years by a true legend who preceded me at CBS News. He would say, simply, 'good night, and good luck.' Mike Wallace, journalist
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When I came to CBS it was the mother church. I mean that was - everybody wanted to go to work for CBS News. Mike Wallace, journalist
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I read rip-and-read news, but I wasn't a reporter. I was reading the wire, and the other thing was, I was reading commercials - and I could do a hell of a commercial. Mike Wallace, journalist
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I am excited to work with NBC News to continue to highlight stories of organizations and individuals who make their communities and our world healthier, more just and more humane. Chelsea Clinton, celebrity
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E.T.' and 'Extra,' they are too salacious. They go, Oooh, Katie Couric just broke up with X. 'Access Hollywood' is really good entertainment news. It's not dirty, and we don't get cheap. Billy Bush, entertainer
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My endorsement of Senator Obama will not be welcome news to my friends and family at the Clinton campaign. Joe Andrew, public servant
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Through their 'Making a Difference' franchise, I am excited to work with NBC News to continue to highlight stories of organizations and individuals who make their communities and our world healthier, more just and more humane. Chelsea Clinton, celebrity
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My very first news director said to me that it's better to be hated than to have viewers be neutral. Julie Chen, journalist
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I text my girlfriends. I look at Facebook. I check my e-mail. If I'm away from the news cycle more than a few hours, I feel out of touch. Leelee Sobieski, actress
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I'm so excited and honored to be part of 'Entertainment Tonight!' 'E.T.' was the show that started all the entertainment news, so I couldn't be more thrilled. Nancy O'Dell, celebrity
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When an Occupy demo in the centre of Frankfurt makes world news, I shall hurry to join in. Nigel Farage, politician
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Celebrity culture has gone crazy, and I think the reason is that real news is just not bearable, and it also seems impossible to change anything. Chris Martin, musician
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I just get my news from the Internet. Matt Stone, producer
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The bigotry question goes both ways. There's a lot more anti-Christian bigotry today than there is concerning the other side. None of it gets covered by the news media. Newt Gingrich, politician
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I don't have to listen to the Gospel on Sunday to know the stories of the New Testament. They inform so much of what I write that they're practically like a news scrim that goes through my brain 24/7. Anna Quindlen, journalist
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People go to movies on Saturday to get away from the war in Iraq and taxes and election news and pedophiles online and just go and have some fun. I like doing movies that are fun. Samuel L. Jackson, actor
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We're news junkies in my house. Stephen King, author
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I don't read all the newspapers. Greg Rusedski, athlete
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I take in a lot of stuff from real life, movies, television, news and it all gets mixed in my head and somehow turns into a story idea. Janet Evanovich, writer
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I finished high school, moved to Nashville for college, and set out to break into the music business. Every night when I called home with news of my experiences, my mom and dad would encourage me to keep taking those small steps. Trisha Yearwood, musician
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When I'm not acting, I try to be normal, play golf, play hockey. It's funny because you're in this little bubble when you're working - you don't read books, you don't really keep up with the news, you're just living that life. Taylor Kitsch, actor
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I wrote my first real murder story as a journalist for the Daytona Beach News Journal in 1980. It was about a body found in the woods. Later, the murder was linked to a serial killer who was later caught and executed for his crimes. Michael Connelly, author
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The one function that TV news performs very well is that when there is no news we give it to you with the same emphasis as if it were. David Brinkley, journalist
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People everywhere confuse what they read in newspapers with news. A. J. Liebling, journalist
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He who laughs has not yet heard the bad news. Bertolt Brecht, poet
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The good news is that Jesus is coming back. The bad news is that he's really pissed off. Bob Hope, comedian
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Radio news is bearable. This is due to the fact that while the news is being broadcast, the disk jockey is not allowed to talk. Fran Lebowitz, journalist
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There is a huge difference between journalism and advertising. Journalism aspires to truth. Advertising is regulated for truth. I'll put the accuracy of the average ad in this country up against the average news story any time. Jef I. Richards,
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There ain't any news in being good. You might write the doings of all the convents of the world on the back of a postage stamp, and have room to spare. Finley Peter Dunne, journalist
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A newspaper consists of just the same number of words, whether there be any news in it or not. Henry Fielding, novelist
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Why something in the public interest such as television news can be fought over, like a chain of hamburger stands, eludes me. Jimmy Breslin, entertainer
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News, news, news - that is what we want. You cannot beat news in a newspaper. Arthur Christiansen, journalist
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Everything is being compressed into tiny tablets. You take a little pill of news every day - 23 minutes - and that's supposed to be enough. Walter Cronkite, journalist
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If you can manipulate news, a judge can manipulate the law. A smart lawyer can keep a killer out of jail, a smart accountant can keep a thief from paying taxes, a smart reporter could ruin your reputation- unfairly. Mario Cuomo, politician
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News conferences are the only chance the American public has to see Ronald Reagan use his mind. Sam Donaldson, journalist
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The news is staged, anticipated, reported, analyzed until all interest is wrung from it and abandoned for some new novelty. Thomas Griffith, editor
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Journalism as theater is what TV news is. Thomas Griffith, editor
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What interested me was not news, but appraisal. What I sought was to grasp the flavor of a man, his texture, his impact, what he stood for, what he believed in, what made him what he was and what color he gave to the fabric of his time. John Gunther, journalist
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You don't tell us how to stage the news and we don't tell you how to cover it. Larry Speakes, public servant
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News, if unreported, has no impact. It might as well have not happened at all. Gay Talese, author
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American boys should not be seen dying on the nightly news. Wars should be over in three days or less, or before Congress invokes the War Powers Resolution. Evan Thomas,
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Television has created a nation of news junkies who tune in every night to get their fix on the world. Robert Macneil, journalist
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Let's give the conventions back to the politicians. If we think there's any news, we can tack it on afterward as commentary. But the conventions should be their show, not ours. Don Hewitt, producer
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The news is the one thing the networks can point to with pride. Everything else they do is crap, and they know it. Fred W. Friendly, producer
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The news media are, for the most part, the bringers of bad news... and it's not entirely the media's fault, bad news gets higher ratings and sells more papers than good news. Peter McWilliams, writer
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To a philosopher all news, as it is called, is gossip, and they who edit and read it are old women over their tea. Henry David Thoreau, author
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Experts say that Iraq may have nuclear weapons. That's bad news - they may have a nuclear bomb. Now the good news is that they have to drop it with a camel. David Letterman, comedian
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CBS news anchor Dan Rather has interviewed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. When asked what it was like to talk to a crazy man, Saddam said, 'It's not so bad.' Conan O'Brien, entertainer
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Officials at the White House are saying that President Bush hasn't changed his schedule much since the war started. The main difference, they say, is that he's started watching the news and taping Sponge Bob. Conan O'Brien, entertainer
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The big political news, Arnold Schwarzenegger announced he's running for governor of California, and already, people are chanting, 'Four more vowels, four more vowels.' Craig Kilborn, entertainer
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Gossip is just news running ahead of itself in a red satin dress. Liz Smith, journalist
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We cannot make good news out of bad practice. Edward R. Murrow, journalist
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Write about society as news and treat it like sociology. Clifton Daniel, editor
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News is what somebody somewhere wants to suppress; all the rest is advertising. Lord Northcliffe, publisher
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If you watch the news and don't like it, then this is your counter program to the news. Jon Stewart, entertainer
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Ideological warriors whether from the Left or the Right are bad news for the bench. They tend to make law, not interpret law. And that's not what any of us should want from our judges. Charles Schumer, politician
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From watching the news one would think the Iraqis want us out of their country. But an overwhelming majority of Iraqis support our involvement there. Our freedom is contagious and we helped liberate them. Jim Bunning, politician
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Our society has changed in unforeseeable ways since Social Security was created. For example, we are living longer, healthier, and more productive lives and while this is all great news, this has also placed added pressure on America's retirement system. Norm Coleman, politician
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This country is a better place because Fox News has succeeded. Bill O'Reilly, journalist
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The only way to do news on television is not to be terrified of it. David Brinkley, journalist
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If you tailor your news viewing so that you only get one point of view, well of course you're going to think somebody else has got a different point of view, and it may be wrong. Peter Jennings, journalist
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Don't overstate Fox News. It's still much smaller than the least of the network niches. Tom Brokaw, journalist
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