You and the press

September 14, 2010 at 9:02 pm | Posted in Questions | Leave a comment

“We in the press, by our power, can actually undermine leadership.” Christiane Amanpour
“Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play. ” Joseph Goebbels
“The press is so powerful in its image-making role, it can make a criminal look like he’s the victim and make the victim look like he’s the criminal. This is the press, an irresponsible press.” . . .  “If you aren’t careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.” Malcolm X
‎”Most of the press is in league with government, or with the status quo. ” Harold Pinter
“The most important service rendered by the press and the magazines is that of educating people to approach printed matter with distrust.” Samuel Butler
“Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one.” A. J. Liebling
‎”The function of the press in society is to inform, but its role in society is to make money. ” A. J. Liebling
“Hastiness and superficiality are the psychic diseases of the 20th century, and more than anywhere else this disease is reflected in the press. ” Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
“As far as the press is concerned, they’re going to say what they want to say. Probably about 10-15 percent of the time It’s accurate.”
Justin Timberlake
‎”A press card does not provide you with an invisible shield. You’re flesh and blood. ” Jessica Savitch

“I rely on the impartiality of the media you let you the voter make the choice” Dave Dowling.


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