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Quotes of the Day for 10 April 2002 – Journalism

Two revered names in journalism were on today's birthday list. One of the barons of yellow journalism, Joseph Pulitzer was born at Mako, Hungary in 1847, and Clare Booth Luce was born at New York City. Both were great campaigners, although Luce probably had less to apologize for at the end of her career.

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The quotes:

Half of the American people never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half.
     - Gore Vidal

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

Journalism justifies its own existence by the great Darwinian principle of the survival of the vulgarist.
     - Oscar Wilde, 1854 - 1900

Before marriage, a man declares that he would lay down his life to serve you; after marriage, he won't even lay down his newspaper to talk to you.
     - Helen Rowland, 1876 - 1950

Journalism largely consists in saying "Lord Jones is dead" to people who never knew Lord Jones was alive.
     - Gilbert Keith Chesterton, 1874 - 1936


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