[You reporters] should have printed what he meant, not what he said. -- Earl Bush, press aide to Richard Daley
Journalism consists largely in saying "Lord Jones died" to people who never knew Lord Jones was alive. -- G. K. Chesterton
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
Advertising may be described as the science of arresting human intelligence long enough to get money from it. -- Stephen Leacock
Radio news is bearable. This is due to the fact that while the
news is being broadcast the disc jockey is not allowed to talk.
-- Fran Lebowitz
The telephone company is urging people to *please* not use the telephone
unless it is absolutely necessary in order to keep the lines open for emergency
personnel. We'll be right back after this break to give away a pair of
Phil Collins tickets to caller number 95.
-- Los Angeles disc jockey, right after the February 1990 earthquake
Its failings notwithstanding, there is much to be said in favor of journalism in that by giving us the opinion of the uneducated, it keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community. -- Oscar Wilde
The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read. -- Oscar Wilde
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
The good people sleep much better at night than the bad people. Of course, the bad people enjoy the waking hours much more. -- Woody Allen
A little inaccuracy sometimes saves a ton of explanation. - H.
H. Munro (Saki)
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