Shortly, the public will be unable to reason or think for themselves. They'll only be able to parrot the information they've been given on the previous night's news.— Zbigniew Brzezinski
Delightful Television News quotations
You didn't see me on television, you didn't see news stories about me.
The kind of role that I tried to play was to pick up pieces or put together pieces out of which I hoped organization might come. My theory is, strong people don't need strong leaders.
One of the basic troubles with radio and television news is that both instruments have grown up as an incompatible combination of show business, advertising and news. Each of the three is a rather bizarre and demanding profession. And when you get all three under one roof, the dust never settles.
The news media's silence, particularly television news, is reprehensible.
If we knew as much about Darfur as we do about Michael Jackson, we might be able to stop these things from continuing.
Fox News is hated because they're elitists, and the worst winners television's ever seen.
Our brains are no longer conditioned for reverence and awe.
We cannot imagine a Second Coming that would not be cut down to size by the televised evening news, or a Last Judgment not subject to pages of holier-than-thou second-guessing in The New York Review of Books.
Commercials are not the only junk food in the speech market - indeed, when compared to shallow news reporting, vacuous television shows, or political doublespeak, commercials are not even the most harmful to mental health.
That crossover of whether it's entertainment or news is the biggest crock of b.
s. in television today, because it's all entertainment.
Television news is a delicate balance of serving public good and private gain.
I remember the mid-50s well. It was when my life changed, and I left acting to become one of the first female television news reporters in the UK.
You know, when people talk about filmmaking and the techniques of filmmaking, we use them all the time in network television news in order to make our stories simpler, tighter and more understandable to the general public.
Television news is now entertainment, and the stories are being written by the people that have a special interest in them.
I think people today are very cynical.
They need to bring other people down. Reality television and tabloid magazinesnever before did we need to see movie stars taking out their garbage. But all of a sudden, it's front-page newstrying to figure out who's dating whom, all that stuff. Who cares?
Look at the declining television coverage.
Look at the declining voting rate. Economics and economic news is what moves the country now, not politics.
The whole problem with news on television comes down to this: all the words uttered in an hour of news coverage could be printed on a page of a newspaper. And the world cannot be understood in one page.
I think the idea of creating a television news source that is not beholden to corporate interests is nirvana.
News - communicating news and ideas, I guess - is my passion.
And giving people alternatives so that they have two papers to read (and) alternative television channels.
The democratization of news is fine and splendid, but it's not reporting.
It's based on a fragment of information picked up from television or the web, and people are sounding off about something that's not necessarily true.
The whole idea of television news or any kind of news is to inform people about things they need to know about.
Our media, which is like a planetary nervous system, are far more sensitive to breakdowns than to breakthroughs. They filter out our creativity and successes, considering them less newsworthy than violence, war, and dissent. When we read newspapers and watch television news, we feel closer to a death in the social body than to an awakening.
They don't have the news media set up in Africa that we do in the United States, where televisions are so accessible and newspapers and magazines are able to educate people.
Why something in the public interest such as television news can be fought over, like a chain of hamburger stands, eludes me.
I was one of the first generations to watch television.
TV exposes people to news, to information, to knowledge, to entertainment. How is it bad?
The New York Times does an unbelievable amount of damage because every day television and radio stations along with the rest of media take their lead on the way the news should be presented along with what actually is the news.
Gravitas is the soup bone in the stew of television news.
There is no reason to confuse television news with journalism.
The mainstream press and television do a very soft job of covering the press, either as corporate entities or as news organizations.
And it is that one percent, the heads of large corporations, who control the policies of news media and determine what you and I hear on radio, read in the newspapers, see on television. It is more important for us to think about where the media gets its information.
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.
Television has certain imperatives that CNN had the luxury of ignoring for a long period of time. CNN could take the position that the news would be the star, because in most of the programming day, they were the only all-news operation on the air.
The latest wrinkle is on wrinkles. There is a widespread belief that women can't grow old in television news.
Some news managers have been slow to grasp that good television news is always substance over form.
If the breaking news event has something to do with young people, specifically with MTV's audience, there was a higher chance that I would actually go cover it with a television camera instead of just write the story myself and read it on the air.
The media has changed. We now give broadcast licenses to philosophies instead of people. People get confused and think there is no difference between news and entertainment. People who project themselves as journalists on television don't know the first thing about journalism. They are just there stirring up a hockey game.
Frightening media messages...pervade the news business, which really ought to be called "the bad news business" for its preoccupation with disaster and destruction. In broadcast journalism, killing is almost always covered, while kindness is almost always ignored. The more alarming a news item is, the more attention it receives.