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The media is too concentrated, too few people own too much.
by Ted Turner

The media is too concentrated, too few people own too much.
There's really five companies that control 90 percent of what we read,
see and hear.
It's not healthy.
- Ted Turner

You can never quit.
Winners never quit, and quitters never win.
- Ted Turner

Every few seconds it changes - up an eighth,
down an eighth -it's like playing a slot machine.
I lose $20 million, I gain $20 million.
- Ted Turner

My son is now an 'entrepreneur.' That's what you're
called when you don't have a job.
- Ted Turner

 

I think Captain Cousteau might be the father of the environmental movement.
- Ted Turner

War has been good to me from a financial standpoint
but I don't want to make money that way.
I don't want blood money.
- Ted Turner

All my life people have said that I wasn't going to make it.
- Ted Turner

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To be happy in this world, first you need a cell phone
and then you need an airplane.
Then you're truly wireless.
- Ted Turner

I know what I'm having 'em put on my tombstone:
'I have nothing more to say'.
- Ted Turner

I see what keeps people young: work!
- Ted Turner

If I had any humility I would be perfect.
- Ted Turner

If I only had a little humility, I'd be perfect.
- Ted Turner

Over a three year period, I gave away half of what I had.
To be honest, my hands shook as I signed it away.
I knew I was taking myself out of the race to be the
richest man in the world.
- Ted Turner

The United States has got some of the dumbest people in the world.
I want you to know that we know that.
- Ted Turner

You should set goals beyond your reach so you always
have something to live for.
- Ted Turner

There's nothing wrong with being fired.
- Ted Turner

Sports is like a war without the killing.
- Ted Turner

I didn't get here for my acting...
but I love show business.
- Ted Turner

We have to do more than keep media giants from growing larger;
they're already too big.
We need a new set of rules that will break these huge companies to pieces.
- Ted Turner

Rupert Murdoch is the most dangerous man in the world.
- Ted Turner

Just because your ratings are bigger doesn't mean you're better.
- Ted Turner

The mind is just another muscle.
- Ted Turner

Life is like a B-movie.
You don't want to leave in the middle of it but you
don't want to see it again.
- Ted Turner

Life is a game.
Money is how we keep score.
- Ted Turner

I've never run into a guy who could win at the top
level in anything today and didn't have the right attitude,
didn't give it everything he had, at least while he was doing it;
wasn't prepared and didn't have the whole program worked out.
- Ted Turner

And you see many people just turning away from these channels of mass media,
and they're just turning in to alternative providers,
because they just see what's happening.
- Sibel Edmonds

I have had some pretty wild nights!
I think the media keeps a very close eye on what people are up to these days.
I was out with George Clooney a few nights ago and we had a great time.
- Tom Jones

So this is all part of a free society.
People are entitled to hold whatever view they want,
and the media can report things how they wish.
- Alexander Downer

But I learned first-hand how the news media operates
by watching how they interpreted,
changed, and misrepresented my intentions.
- Joey Skaggs

There's a way in which these guys all think absolutely media,
day and night.
Access is what it's all about, so they spin 24 hours
a day and that's a problem.
- Michael Ignatieff

Digital media has destroyed much of the magic and mystery of the medium.
- John Dyer

I am damn good.
I am doing all this for Egypt and nothing else.
I reject 70 per cent of media interviews while these
people who accuse me are running after them.
- Zahi Hawass

I don't know how you can do it, if you don't recognition
the media as a power center in America.
- Sydney Schanberg

The media is not at all homogeneous in the way it tells us about war.
- Bruce Jackson

The news media are, for the most part,
the bringers of bad news...
and it's not entirely the media's fault,
bad news gets higher ratings and sells more papers than good news.
- Peter McWilliams

Whoever controls the media, controls the mind.
- Jim Morrison

When the media ask George W. Bush a question, he answers, 'Can I use a lifeline?'
- Robin Williams

Media corporations have a civic responsibility not
only to prevent fraud and financial abuse,
but also to not corrupt or degrade our culture.
- Charles W. Pickering

I wouldn't even get elected.
I'd probably deck a couple of people,
too which would not play very well with the national media.
- Tim Robbins

President Obama is not polarizing, but the media sure is.
- Yousef Munayyer

I want to thank all of the fans and media who made
playing in the NFL such a wonderful experience.
I have had the pleasure of meeting many of them.
- Barry Sanders

I think that everyone is kind of confused about the
information they get from the media and rightly so.
I'm confused about the information I get from the media.
- Bob Woodward

There is one other business where the customer is always
wrong and that's the media.
- Rush Limbaugh

Watergate had become the center of the media's universe,
and during the remaining year of my presidency the
media tried to force everything else to revolve around it.
- Richard M. Nixon

Incorruptibility by money is the old story...
Now it's incorruptibility by media.
- Leon Wieseltier

The media only wants to get the view of the flaming
radicals because they make better copy than those of
us who are more sensible.
I'm a feminist and I think I've done a lot of good.
- Betty Dodson

The Pentagon today will not allow any of these people
who work for the Pentagon,
to talk to the media.
They have gagged them from talking to members of Congress.
- Curt Weldon

Imminent GM bankruptcy was always fiction,
created by Wall Street and the media.
- Robert Lutz

Beating up on the so-called elite media has a nice populist ring to it.
- Bill Keller

Most people see through these issues but the corporate
media doesn't reflect these sentiments.
- John Hall

The mainstream media has its own agenda.
They do not want to print the facts.
They have an agenda, they have a slant,
they have a bias.
It is outrageous to me.
- Curt Weldon

Nothing is really media driven or committee driven,
so you can actually just produce something.
- Bill Sienkiewicz

Eventually the story would spill over into the regular media.
- David Brock

I am shocked by the easy attitude of many in the media
towards disclosing our Nation's secrets.
- Todd Tiahrt

The mobile market is exploding and it makes perfect
sense for a media company like ours to create a real
content destination for the billions of cell-phone users around the world.
- Peter Chernin

Societies have always been shaped more by the nature
of the media by which men communicate than by the content of the communication.
- Marshall McLuhan

I believe I became one of the first singers to be launched via television exposure.
I guess I was a new kind of musical stylist for a new kind of media.
- Brenda Lee

The standards are being lowered, not just on the Internet,
but in all of news and media.
- Vince McMahon

As to the media, they are protected by the First Amendment,
as they should be.
- L. Neil Smith

The effect of the mass media is not to elicit belief
but to maintain the apparatus of addiction.
- Christopher Lasch

Any dictator would admire the uniformity and obedience of the U.S.
media.
- Noam Chomsky

So, I get a kick out of working with the media.
- Vince McMahon

A political party is dying before our eyes-and I don't mean the Democrats.
I'm talking about the mainstream media,
which is being destroyed by the opposition.
- Howard Fineman

Having a home away from the media glare is important to world-class athletes.
- Mary Lou Retton

Basically I am just another actor who loves his work
and this thing about age only exists in the media.
- Amitabh Bachchan

The media is comparable to government-probably passes government in raw power.
- Matt Drudge

Instrumental music is increasingly marginalized and there's just no outlet,
there's no venue for it, in terms of media.
- David Sanborn

It is the emergence of mass media which makes possible
the use of propaganda techniques on a societal scale.
- Jacques Ellul

Bush and Blair combined their efforts to deceive both
nations in a carefully coordinated manner,
more so than anyone is willing to point out in the media.
- Bianca Jagger

The biases the media has are much bigger than conservative or liberal.
They're about getting ratings, about making money,
about doing stories that are easy to cover.
- Al Franken

I wouldn't encourage new writers to start off publishing
through electronic media...
it still isn't wide enough for the readership they
would need to get a good start.
- Anne McCaffrey


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