Jealousy and love are sisters.
wife's jealousy is getting ridiculous. The other day she looked
at my calendar and wanted to know who May was.
not mean to be the slightest bit critical of TV newspeople, who
do a superb job, considering that they operate under severe time
constraints and have the intellectual depth of hamsters. But TV
news can only present the "bare bones" of a story; it takes a
newspaper, with its capability to present vast amounts of
information, to render the story truly boring.
always turn to the sports section first. The sports section
records people's accomplishments; the front page nothing but
Warren, quoted in Sports Illustrated.
journalists make it a point to know very little about an
extremely wide variety of topics; this is how we stay objective.
journalists... are also extremely impressed with scientists, and
we will, frankly, print just about any wacky thing they tell us,
especially if it involves outer space.
morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River,
the headline that afternoon would read: "President Can't Swim."
Lyndon B. Johnson.
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.
news is good news. No journalists is even better.
Newspapermen learn to call a murderer 'an alleged murderer' and
the King of England 'the alleged King of England' to avoid libel
Newspapers are unable, seemingly, to discriminate between a
bicycle accident and the collapse of civilisation.
George Bernard Shaw, 1931.
always said there's a place for the press but they haven't dug
dog bites a man that is not news, but when a man bites a dog
that is news.
Charles Anderson Dana.
presidents, editors, and people with tapeworms have the right to
use the editorial "we".
earthquake in Chile. Not many dead.
Claude Cockburn - put forward as an example of a dull newspaper
secret of successful journalism is to make your readers so angry
they will write half your paper for you.
a reporter is as much a diagnosis as a job description.
believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and
Journalism justifies its own existence by the great Darwinian
principle of the survival of the vulgarist.
largely in saying "Lord Jones died" to people who never knew
Lord Jones was alive.
Journalism is the ability to meet the challenge of filling