Quotes of the Day for 18 September 2001 – News
Most of us have spent much of the last week glued to the news, and it appears to me that the news media have done a pretty good job of getting us the information about these events. It was 150 years ago today that the New York Times first hit the streets, so I thought selecting a few thoughts about News and journalism would be in order, even if they are mostly derogatory.
Of course the government and the newspapers lie. But in a democracy, they're not the _same_ lies.
- Steve Jackson
Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.
- Thomas Jefferson
People everywhere confuse what they read in newspapers with news.
- A. J. Liebling
Journalism is literature in a hurry.
- Matthew Arnold, 1822 - 1888
Newspapers have roughly the same relationship to life as fortune-tellers to metaphysics.
- Karl Kraus
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