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Famous Quotes & Quotations About The Media:

If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.
~ Malcolm X.

In the real world, the right thing never happens in the right place and the right time. It is the job of journalists and historians to make it appear that it has.
~ Mark Twain Quotes.

In the spider-web of facts, many a truth is strangled.
~ Paul Eldridge.

It was while making newspaper deliveries, trying to miss the bushes and hit the porch, that I first learned the importance of accuracy in journalism.
~ Charles Osgood.

I've always said there's a place for the press but they haven't dug it yet.
~ Tommy Docherty, 1980.

Journalism - a profession whose business it is to explain to others what it personally does not understand.
~ Lord Northcliffe.

Journalism is literature in a hurry.
~ Matthew Arnold.

Journalism is organized gossip.
~ Edward Egglestone.

Journalism is the ability to meet the challenge of filling space.
~ Rebecca West.

Journalism largely consists in saying "Lord Jones is dead" to people who never knew Lord Jones was alive.
~ G.K. Chesterton Quotes.

Journalists aren't supposed to praise things. It's a violation of work rules almost as serious as buying drinks with our own money or absolving the CIA of something.
~ P.J. O'Rourke.

Journalists cover words and delude themselves into thinking they have committed journalism.
~ Hedrick Smith.

Journalists do not live by words alone, although sometimes they have to eat them.
~ Adlai E. Stevenson.

Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be grasped at once.
~ Cyril Connolly.

News is history shot on the wing.
~ Gene Fowler, Skyline.

Newspapers are unable, seemingly, to discriminate between a bicycle accident and the collapse of civilisation.
~ George Bernard Shaw Quotes, 1931.

Newspapers: dead trees with information smeared on them.
~ Horizon, Electronic Frontier.

No news is good news. No journalists is even better.
~ Nicolas Bentley.

Once a newspaper touches a story, the facts are lost forever, even to the protagonists.
~ Norman Mailer.

People everywhere confuse What they read in newspapers with news.
~ A.J. Liebling, The New Yorker, 7 April 1956.

Television has a real problem. They have no page two. Consequently every big story gets the same play and comes across to the viewer as a really big, scary one.
~ Art Buchwald, 1969.

That ephemeral sheet... the newspaper, is the natural enemy of the book, as the whore is of the decent woman.
~ E. and J. de Goncourt, Journal, July 1858.

The American mass media have achieved what American political might could not: World domination.
~ Akbar S. Ahmed.

The bigger the information media, the less courage and freedom they allow. Bigness means weakness.
~ Eric Sevareid, The Press and the People, television program, 1959.

The difference between journalism and literature is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read.
~ Oscar Wilde Quotes.

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