Quotes about ethics, media, etc. (attributed to the following):   -8-

Unfortunately, the media have trouble distinguishing between real science and propaganda cross-dressed as science. -- Linda Bowles, columnist

[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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