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Quotes of the Day for 12 March 2001 – News

Adolph Simon Ochs was born on this day in 1858. At a time when the "yellow journalism" of Hearst and Pulitzer was the norm, Ochs took over the Chattanooga Times at age 30 and turned it into a strong and respectable medium. Only eight years later he did the same for the New York Times, setting the standard newspapers for the 20th century. Here are some thoughts on News.

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The quotes:

A newspaper is not just for reporting the news, it's to get people mad enough to do something about it.
     - Mark Twain

Accuracy is to a newspaper what virtue is to a lady, but a newspaper can always print a retraction.
     - Adlai E. Stevenson

The American mind, unlike the English, is not formed by books, but, as Carl Sandburg once said to me, by newspapers and the Bible.
     - Van Wyck Brooks

A journalist is a grumbler, a censurer, a giver of advice, a regent of sovereigns, a tutor of nations. Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets.
     - Napoleon Bonaparte, 1769 - 1821

It's amazing that the amount of news that happens in the world everyday always just exactly fits the newspaper.
     - Jerry Seinfeld


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