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Famous Quotes & Quotations About The Media:

A free press can be good or bad, but, most certainly, without freedom a press will never be anything but bad.
~ Albert Camus Quotes.

A good newspaper, I suppose, is a nation talking to itself.
~ Arthur Miller.

A newspaper, as I'm sure you know, is a collection of supposedly true stories written down by writers who either saw them happen or talked to people who did. These writers are called journalists, and like telephone operators, butchers, ballerinas, and people who clean up after horses, journalists can sometimes make mistakes.
~ Lemony Snicket.

A newspaper consists of just the same number of words, whether there be any news in it or not.
~ Henry Fielding.

Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper.
~ Thomas Jefferson Quotes, letter to Nathaniel Macon.

All newspaper writers have heard that the stuff they compose today has an excellent chance of being used to wrap tomorrow's mackerel.
~ Ira Berkow.

All of us learn to write by the second grade, then most of us go on to other things.
~ Bobby Knight.

Being a reporter is as much a diagnosis as a job description.
~ Anna Quindlen.

Burke said there were Three Estates in Parliament; but, in the Reporters' gallery yonder, there sat a Fourth Estate more important far than they all.
~ Thomas Carlyle, Heroes and Hero-Worship.

Editor: A person employed on a newspaper whose business it is to separate the wheat from the chaff, and to see that the chaff is printed.
~ Elbert Hubbard Quotes.

Every newspaper editor owes tribute to the devil.
~ Jean de la Fontaine.

Everything you read in newspapers is absolutely true, except for that rare story of which you happen to have first-hand knowledge.
~ Erwin Knoll.

Freedom of the press in Britain is freedom to print such of the proprietor's prejudices as the advertiser's won't object to.
~ Helen Swaffer.

Get your facts first, and then you can distort 'em as much as you please.
~ Mark Twain Quotes.

Harmony seldom makes a headline.
~ Silas Bent.

I always turn to the sports section first. The sports section records people's accomplishments; the front page nothing but man's failures.
~ Earl Warren, quoted in Sports Illustrated, 22 July 1968.

I am unable to understand how a man of honor could take a newspaper in his hands without a shudder of disgust.
~ Charles Baudelaire.

I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers.
~ Mahatma Gandhi Quotes.

I do 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.
~ Dave Barry.

I fear three newspapers more than a hundred thousand bayonets.
~ Napoleon.

If I had my choice I would kill every reporter in the world, but I am sure we would be getting reports from Hell before breakfast.
~ William Tecumseh Sherman.

If it's called the USA Today, why is all the news from yesterday? BAM. Busted!
~ Stephen Colbert.

If one 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.

If you don't read the newspaper, you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed.
~ Author unknown, often attributed to Mark Twain or Thomas Jefferson.

If you saw a man drowning and you could either save him or photograph the event... what kind of film would you use?
~ Author Unknown.

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