When the political columnists say 'Every thinking man' they mean themselves, and when candidates appeal to 'Every intelligent voter' they mean everybody who is going to vote for them.
more Franklin P. Adams quotes
Sadly today, much of the political Left has become a hate group. As a hate group, they truly believe they alone have the unique right to censor others, to defame others, even to violently attack and murder others whose speech they don’t like. This is now evident everywhere throughout Leftist culture, including in Hollywood and the Oscars. With Google clearly being run by Leftists, and Facebook run by Leftists, and most of the internet gatekeepers dominated by intolerant Leftists, the shocking realization is that none of us are safe from the hatred, intolerance and censorship of the techno-liberals who tell themselves “the ends justify the means” to silence Trump supporters and defame those who support Trump.
more Mike Adams quotes
The American people should be made aware of the trend toward monopolization of the great public information vehicles and the concentration of more and more power over public opinion in fewer and fewer hands.
more Spiro Agnew quotes
Every time I criticize what I consider to be excesses or faults in the news business, I am accused of repression, and the leaders of various media professional groups wave the First Amendment as they denounce me. That happens to be my amendment, too. It guarantees my free speech as it does their freedom of the press… There is room for all of us – and for our divergent views – under the First Amendment.
more Spiro Agnew quotes
We believe the picture painters of the mass media are artfully creating landscapes for us which deliberately hide the real picture. In this book we will show you how to discover the "hidden picture" in the landscapes presented to us daily through newspapers, radio and television.
more Gary Allen quotes
Reporters today are far removed from America's founding values and are alarmed and contemptuous of gun owners as dangerous lower classes.
more Henry Allen quotes
We are, heart and soul, friends to the freedom of the press. It is however, the prostituted companion of liberty, and somehow or other, we know not how, its efficient auxiliary. It follows the substance like its shade; but while a man walks erect, he may observe that his shadow is almost always in the dirt. It corrupts, it deceives, it inflames. It strips virtue of her honors, and lends to faction its wildfire and its poisoned arms, and in the end is its own enemy and the usurper's ally, It would be easy to enlarge on its evils. They are in England, they are here, they are everywhere. It is a precious pest, and a necessary mischief, and there would be no liberty without it.
more Fisher Ames quotes
The notion that the church, the press, and the universities should serve the state is essentially a Communist notion. In a free society these institutions must be wholly free – which is to say that their function is to serve as checks upon the state.
more Alan Barth quotes
Half the work that is done in this world is to make things appear what they are not.
more Elias Root Beadle quotes
So, you listen to me. Listen to me! Television is not the truth. Television's a god-damned amusement park. Television is a circus, a carnival, a traveling troupe of acrobats, storytellers, dancers, singers, jugglers, sideshow freaks, lion tamers, and football players. We're in the boredom-killing business... We deal in illusions, man. None of it is true! But you people sit there day after day, night after night, all ages, colors, creeds. We're all you know. You're beginning to believe the illusions we're spinning here. You're beginning to think that the tube is reality and that your own lives are unreal. You do whatever the tube tells you. You dress like the tube, you eat like the tube, you raise your children like the tube. You even think like the tube. This is mass madness. You maniacs. In God's name, you people are the real thing. We are the illusion.
more Howard Beale quotes
As long as I don't write about the government, religion, politics, and other institutions, I am free to print anything.
more Pierre-Augustin Beaumarchais quotes
Open discussion of many major public questions has for some time now been taboo. We can’t open our mouths without being denounced as racists, misogynists, supremacists, imperialists or fascists. As for the media, they stand ready to trash anyone so designated.
more Saul Bellow quotes
Perhaps the most obvious political effect of controlled news is the advantage it gives powerful people in getting their issues on the political agenda and defining those issues in ways likely to influence their resolution.
more W. Lance Bennett quotes
A newspaper has three things to do. One is to amuse, another is to entertain and the rest is to mislead.
more Ernest Bevin quotes
What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS.
more Ed Biersmith quotes
The trouble with most folks isn't so much their ignorance, as knowing so many things that ain't so.
more Josh Billings quotes
I am for the First Amendment from the first word to the last. I believe it means what it says.
more Justice Hugo L. Black quotes
I can’t think of anything that would do more toward putting us back on the road to liberty and personal responsibility than for the average American, and for the news media, to come to the understanding that we are not a democracy, nor were we supposed to be.
more Neal Boortz quotes
Only the suppressed word is dangerous.
more Ludwig Börne quotes
And it could be that while unemployment and the economy worsens, [President Trump] could have undermined the messaging so much that he can actually control what people think. And that, that is our job.
more Mika Brezinski quotes
The one function that TV news performs very well is that when there is no news we give it to you with the same emphasis as if there were.
more David Brinkley quotes
There are many prices we pay for freedoms secured by the First Amendment; the risk of undue influence is one of them, confirming what we have long known: Freedom is hazardous, but some restraints are worse.
more Justice Warren E. Burger quotes
We must not always judge of the generality of the opinion by the noise of the acclamation.
more Edmund Burke quotes
There are three estates in Parliament but in the Reporters' Gallery yonder there sits a Fourth Estate more important far than they all. It is not a figure of speech or witty saying, it is a literal fact, very momentous to us in these times.
more Edmund Burke quotes
It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.
more Edmund Burke quotes
You know what's interesting about Washington? It's the kind of place where second-guessing has become second nature.
more George Herbert Walker Bush quotes
Let us never tolerate outrageous conspiracy theories concerning the attacks of September the 11th; malicious lies that attempt to shift the blame away from the terrorists, themselves, away from the guilty.
more George W. Bush quotes
The most important service rendered by the press and the magazines is that of educating people to approach printed matter with distrust.
more Samuel Butler quotes
In March, 1915, the J.P. Morgan interests, the steel, shipbuilding, and powder interest, and their subsidiary organizations, got together 12 men high up in the newspaper world and employed them to select the most influential newspapers in the United States and sufficient number of them to control generally the policy of the daily press. … They found it was only necessary to purchase the control of 25 of the greatest papers. An agreement was reached; the policy of the papers was bought, to be paid for by the month; an editor was furnished for each paper to properly supervise and edit information regarding the questions of preparedness, militarism, financial policies, and other things of national and international nature considered vital to the interests of the purchasers.
more Oscar Callaway quotes
After listening to the recordings containing the remarks made by on-air personalities on 10 and 27 September and 8 October and reading the stenographic notes, the Commission identified several remarks about the complainant related to her physical attributes, and sexual attributes in particular. There are multiple references to the size of her breasts; [translation] 'her incredible set of boobs' ... The Commission considers that the remarks made about Ms. Chiasson were abusive and tended to expose her, and women in general, to contempt on the basis of sex, in contravention of section 3(b) of the Regulations. Further, the remarks do not meet the objectives of the broadcasting policy for Canada set out in the Act. The remarks did not meet the objective of high standard of programming required by section 3(1)(g) of the Act.
more Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission quotes
The regulation prohibiting abusive comment that tends or is likely to expose a person or a group to hatred or contempt is necessary not only to avoid harm to the persons targeted, but also to ensure that Canadian values are respected for all Canadians. The broadcast of remarks that could expose individuals or groups to hatred or contempt can attract individuals to its cause and in the process create serious discord between various groups in Canadian society to the detriment of all of Canadian society. This harm undermines the cultural, political and social fabric of Canada which the Canadian broadcasting system is expressly meant to safeguard, enrich and strengthen. It also undermines the multicultural and multiracial nature of Canadian society, which the programming of the Canadian broadcasting system should reflect. Protection from the harms of abusive comment is for the benefit of all Canadians.
more Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission quotes
Most reporters are very sympathetic to gun-control agendas and will skew or lie outright about facts to promote them.
more Dennis Cauchon quotes
There’s so much comedy on television. Does that cause comedy in the streets?
more Dick Cavett quotes
Journalism only tells us what men are doing; it is fiction that tells us what they are thinking, and still more what they are feeling. If a new scientific theory finds the soul of a man in his dreams, at least it ought not to leave out his day-dreams. And all fiction is only a diary of day-dreams instead of days. And this profound preoccupation of men's minds with certain things always eventually has an effect even on the external expression of the age.
more Gilbert Keith Chesterton quotes
Nothing is so remote from us as the thing which is not old enough to be history and not new enough to be news.
more Gilbert Keith Chesterton quotes
But those dealing in the actual manufacture of mind are dealing in a very explosive material. The material is not merely the clay of which man is master, but the truths or semblances of truth which have a certain mastery over man. The material is explosive because it must be taken seriously. The men writing books really are throwing bombs.
more Gilbert Keith Chesterton quotes
It is the beginning of all true criticism of our time to realize that it has really nothing to say, at the very moment when it has invented so tremendous a trumpet for saying it.
more Gilbert Keith Chesterton quotes
Journalism is popular, but it is popular mainly as fiction. Life is one world, and life seen in the newspapers is another.
more Gilbert Keith Chesterton quotes
Journalism is popular, but it is popular mainly as fiction. Life is one world, and life seen in the newspapers is another.
more Gilbert Keith Chesterton quotes
The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum.
more Noam Chomsky quotes
Any dictator would admire the uniformity and obedience of the [U.S.] media.
more Noam Chomsky quotes
Everybody is in favor of free speech. Hardly a day passes without its being extolled, but some people’s idea of it is that they are free to say what they like, but if anyone says anything back, that is an outrage.
more Sir Winston Churchill quotes
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
more Winston Churchill quotes
We are going to impose our agenda on the coverage by dealing with the issues and subjects we choose to deal with.
more Richard M. Cohan quotes
The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance in the major media.
more William Colby quotes
A people are free in proportion as they form their own opinions.
more Samuel Taylor Coleridge quotes
Censorship is contagious, and experience with this culture of regulation teaches us that regulatory enthusiasts herald each new medium of communications as another opportunity to spread the disease.
more Robert Corn-Revere quotes
He [a U.S. Senator] knows he's got to buy time on my radio station, so he's going to lend me an ear. We're keeping them alive back home and that's why the newspaper and radio and TV people are more effective lobbyists.
more Joseph Costello quotes
In the United States there is no phenomenon more threatening to popular government than the unwillingness of newspapers to give the facts to their readers.
more Nelson Antrim Crawford quotes
I operate under the assumption that the mass media will never be accurate. ... It operates with the objective to simplify and exaggerate, which is exactly what Walt Disney told his cartoonists.
more Dr. Michael Crichton quotes
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