April 17, 2024

The Media

cur-mudg-eon (cur-muj’un), n. [origin unknown] 1. archaic: a crusty, ill-tempered, churlish old man. 2. modern: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner.

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

“Journalism consists largely in saying ‘Lord Jones died’ to people who never knew Lord Jones was alive.”
— G. K. Chesterton

“I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers.”
— Gandhi

“Whoever controls the media–the images–controls the culture.”
— Allen Ginsberg

“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

“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

“Journalism is merely history’s first draft.”
— Geoffrey C. Ward

“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

“All media exist to invest our lives with artificial perceptions and arbitrary values.”
— Marshall McLuhan

“People shouldn’t expect the mass media to do investigative stories. That job belongs to the ‘fringe’ media.”
— Ted Koppel

“The media. It sounds like a convention of spiritualists.”
— Tom Stoppard

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