June 25, 2013

31 Quotes That Will Change The Way You View The Media

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If I want to knock a story off the front page, I just change my hairstyle. Hillary Clinton
How do people, like, not curse? How is it possible? There are these gaps in speech where you just have to put a “fuck.” I’ll tell you who the most admirable people in the world are: newscasters. If that was me, I’d be like, “And the motherfuckers flew the fucking plane right into the Twin Towers.” How could you not, if you’re a human being? Maybe they’re not so admirable. Maybe they’re robot zombies. Nick Hornby
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
I believe that music is another form of news. Music is another form of journalism to me so I have to cover all the areas with my album. Lil Wayne
It’s my responsibility as a singer-songwriter to report the news. John Mellencamp
Journalism will kill you, but it will keep you alive while you’re at it. Horace Greeley
It’s amazing that the amount of news that happens in the world every day always just exactly fits the newspaper. Jerry Seinfeld
I have fits of melancholia when I watch the news, but we all do, don’t we? Julian Fellowes
I can gather all the news I need on the weather report. Simon and Garfunkel
Any dictator would admire the uniformity and obedience of the U.S. media. Noam Chomsky
If journalism is good, it is controversial, by its nature. Julian Assange
The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the minds of the masses. Malcom X
I spent my time drinking and staring at a television in the airport bar. More death and destruction. Crime. Pollution. All the news stories were telling me to be frightened. All the commercials were telling me to buy things I didn’t need. The message was that people could only be passive victims or consumers. John Twelve Hawks
‘Queer Eye for the Straight Guy’ is a form of service journalism. To be successful, I think it has to be a combination of a good story, it has to be funny, and it also needs to be packed with useful information. Ted Allen
The central dilemma in journalism is that you don’t know what you don’t know. Bob Woodward
What the mass media offers is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten, and replaced by a new dish. W. H. Auden
Whoever controls the media, the images, controls the culture. Allen Ginsberg
I hate the way they portray us in the media. If you see a black family it says they’re looting, if you see a white family it says they’re looking for food. Kanye West
Don’t hate the media, become the media. Jello Biafra
As a journalist, one tends to think there’s nothing off limits. Peter Jennings
Im a soulless lawyer. Give me any opinion and I can argue it. Megyn Kelly
I could announce one morning that the world was going to blow up in three hours and people would be calling in about my hair! Katie Couric
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
The whole notion of journalism being an institution whose fundamental purpose is to educate and inform and even, one might say, elevate, has altered under commercial pressure, perhaps, into a different kind of purpose, which is to divert and distract and entertain. Tom Stoppard
I’ve always thought that it’s good to watch the news to find out what everybody else is looking at and believing, if only because that’s how consensus is constructed. Barbara Kruger
I still believe that if your aim is to change the world, journalism is a more immediate short-term weapon. Tom Stoppard
Don’t overstate Fox News. It’s still much smaller than the least of the network niches. Tom Brokaw
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
I have a liberal definition of news because I think news can be what excites people. I’m not very sanctimonious about what news is and isn’t. Diane Sawyer
I have very strong theories about magazine publishing. And I think that it is the most personal form of journalism. And I think that a magazine is an old friend. Hugh Hefner
Television saved the movies. The Internet is going to save the news business. Matt Drudge

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