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Famous Quotes & Quotations About The Media:

The evening papers print what they do and get away with it because by afternoon the human mind is ruined anyhow.
~ Christopher Morley, Kitty Foyle.

The faculty of attention has utterly vanished from the Anglo-Saxon mind, extinguished at its source by the big bayadère of journalism, of the newspaper and the picture magazine which keeps screaming, "Look at me." Illustrations, loud simplifications... bill poster advertising - only these stand a chance.
~ Henry James.

The flood of print has turned reading into a process of gulping rather than savoring.
~ Warren Chappell.

The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.
~ Thomas Jefferson Quotes.

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.

The press needs the police and the police need the press. We all know our police departments are severely undermanned and they rely on the community. If the community is aware of what's going on and takes the bull by the horn with police, crime will diminish and fear will diminish.
~ Paul Lindenmuth.

The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything. Except what is worth knowing. Journalism, conscious of this, and having tradesman - like habits, supplies their demands.
~ Oscar Wilde Quotes, The Soul of Man Under Socialism, 1891.

The secret of successful journalism is to make your readers so angry they will write half your paper for you.
~ C.E.M. Joad.

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.

They kill good trees to put out bad newspapers.
~ James G. Watt, quoted in Newsweek, 8 March 1982.

Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand of a clock.
~ Ben Hecht.

We can't quite decide if the world is growing worse, or if the reporters are just working harder.
~ The Houghton Line, November 1965.

We live under a government of men and morning newspapers.
~ Wendell Phillips.

When a dog bites a man that is not news, but when a man bites a dog that is news.
~ Charles Anderson Dana.

With all the mass media concentrated in a few hands, the ancient faith in the competition of ideas in the free market seems like a hollow echo of a much simpler day.
~ Kingman Brewster Jr.

You can crush a man with journalism.
~ William Randolph Hearst.

You should always believe all you read in the newspapers, as this makes them more interesting.
~ Rose Maccaulay.

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