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Brit Hume Quotes and Sayings

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CNN is a more diverse brand.
It's spread out over more products over there.
- Brit Hume

Some in journalism consider themselves apart from and
to some extent above the people they purport to serve.
- Brit Hume

There's a certain elitism that has crept into the attitudes of some in journalism,
and it played out perfectly over the issue of these
little American flag lapel pins.
- Brit Hume

The month of January, we were number one.
Now, this is something we're proud of,
because we recognize we're up against a formidable operation there at CNN.
- Brit Hume

 

I don't think very many people would accuse Paula Zahn of being a conservative.
- Brit Hume

I think that what people want from cable news channels
is the sense that if there's hard news,
it's going to come up immediately.
- Brit Hume

If it comes to be believed that we are simply a propaganda organ of some kind,
as a lot of people believe about some of our competitors,
that would be a problem.
- Brit Hume

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We need more foreign reach; no question about that.
And we're working on getting that.
We need more people abroad; we need some more bureaus.
That is really an important job.
- Brit Hume

It's a battle to be seen in the world of advertisers
and in the world of business as a serious force.
- Brit Hume

Fairness is not an attitude.
It's a professional skill that must be developed and exercised.
- Brit Hume

We've had a chance to be seen by viewers who had never seen us before,
and we've kept a lot of them.
- Brit Hume

We get a ton of email; everybody does now.
It gives us a kind of a pulse that you can feel.We hear people saying,
thank you for being fair, for being balanced.
- Brit Hume

In America today, if your sensibilities are offended
by something that has happened,
you get an enormous amount of credibility and are taken very seriously.
- Brit Hume

The Clinton administration hated us,
and it was a terrible struggle with them.
I think that they felt if they didn't play,
they could strangle us in our crib.
- Brit Hume

In the end, you make your reputation and you have your
success based upon credibility and being able to provide
people who are really hungry for information what they want.
- Brit Hume

I think we're giving people something new that people
didn't know was out there before.
- Brit Hume

Surveys have shown going back as far as you and I can
remember that people have perceived a leftward tilt
in the basic coverage that they get on TV news.
- Brit Hume

People realized that they could come on Fox News Sunday,
and they would be well and fairly treated.
- Brit Hume

My sense about Greta is that people ought to wait and
see and see if she doesn't indeed turn out to be as
balanced as we hope and expect she will.
But there you are.
- Brit Hume

This is a tough environment, and it's tough for everybody.
- Brit Hume

We had more viewers on the broadcast network than we
did on the cable channel.
- Brit Hume

You have to have pace, you have to have high production values,
you have to have interesting graphics,
and you have to have attractive people.
CNN could afford not to be so obedient to those commands,
and for a long time, it wasn't.
- Brit Hume

Our emphasis on political coverage from the day we
were born here was well-founded,
and we believe there were opportunities there that
we could do it in a more interesting,
appealing and balanced way.
- Brit Hume

Television has certain imperatives that CNN had the
luxury of ignoring for a long period of time.
CNN could take the position that the news would be the star,
because in most of the programming day,
they were the only all-news operation on the air.
- Brit Hume

Geraldo has been in Lebanon.
He has done some excellent reporting out of there,
and of course, we now know by virtue of the president's
speech on Tuesday night that the terrorist organizations
that operate in that area are now on the list.
- Brit Hume

What played to what had been a relative weakness for
us-this was exploding overseas as well,
and we had to scramble to mount some reach and get
into places and be competitive on the ground.
- Brit Hume

Nobody's profitable at this moment, because recession is on;
advertising dollars are down,
and expenses are way up.
So that kind of belies the situation that you would expect,
because the ratings are way up everywhere.
- Brit Hume

There have been two Geraldo Riveras through his long career.
One of them was a reporter who has done some remarkable work.
The other was a television show host who did what it took to get an audience.
- Brit Hume

You can make an argument that Bill O'Reilly is a conservative or a Republican.
Bill's kind of unpredictable.
Somebody might say that he would have been comfortable
in the Democratic Party of Scoop Jackson.
- Brit Hume

If the markets had behaved badly, that would obviously
add to people's sense of alarm...
but there has been a lot of reassurance coming,
particularly in the way the Brits handled all this.
There seems to be no great fear that something like
that is going to happen here.
- Brit Hume

When you're five years old, and you're running a business
that people did not think there was room for,
getting attention is not a bad thing.
Letting it be known by whatever colorful language is
necessary is not a bad thing.
- Brit Hume

We have a society in which one of the greatest things
you can do is a platform to see victim status,
and one of the qualifications for that is that you
have these exquisitely tender feelings about things
and sensibilities which are easily offended.
- Brit Hume

We've had a series of major news stories that have
brought in viewers who either were sampling to see
what else was available or were normal news watchers.
The Florida recount and the end of the election was a huge development.
And then 9/11 came along.
- Brit Hume

We had a couple of minor coups that made a big difference.
We snared away from a competitor a correspondent already
on the ground in Afghanistan.
That was an enormous help to us, because there we were.
- Brit Hume

You know, the market was down yesterday...
my first thought when I heard-just on a personal basis,
when I heard there had been this attack and I saw the futures this morning,
which were really in the tank, I thought,
Time to buy.
- Brit Hume

The president's poking fun at himself over what goes down.
I thought it was a good-natured performance.
It made him look good.
But he certainly doesn't disguise the record on weapons of mass destruction.
And you feel like saying to people, Just get over it.
- Brit Hume

MSNBC got some very good people.
They've got a good-looking set.
All They're first-class.
Somewhere along the way, they kind of lost their identity as a news channel,
and they started doing a lot of other sort of magazine-type programming.
- Brit Hume

CNN International, Al-Jazeera and BBC are the same
in how they report mostly that America is wrong and bad.
- Roger Ailes

We were thrilled and we were privileged to be part of a revolution,
because make no mistake about it, Ted Turner changed the world with CNN.
- Christiane Amanpour

Little did we know then that CNN would become the big league.
- Christiane Amanpour

CNN was one of the first news organizations in the
world to train and equip its journalists before deploying them to dangerous areas.
- Jim Walton

Have you seen U2's live show? It's boring as hell.
It's like watching CNN.
- Sharon Osbourne

Today, especially, when there are so many stations
for viewers to choose from,
if they want news, they always come to CNN and that's where I wanted to be.
- Connie Chung

At CNN, our view is that good journalism equals good business.
- Jim Walton

CNN canceled all the shows I was on.
They're going in a different direction,
but that's their privilege.
They own the business.
- Robert Novak

At what point does CNN wise up and rein in 'Larry King Live' to save itself?
- Phil Rosenthal

With the exception of the New York Times,
Fox news, and Lou Dobbs of CNN, and talk radio,
the rest of the mainstream media has basically been
silenced like a bunch of dumb monkeys.
- Curt Weldon

People would pay money to work at CNN.
- Larry King

I was up late last night yapping about the elections
on CNN and up early this morning doing the same thing
in my daughter's kindergarten class.
- Tucker Carlson

I am amazed that CNN can't get its act together.
- Rupert Murdoch

I'm a big fan of CNN.
I watched it from the beginning.
- Peter Jennings

I was first to break the news about the death of Lady Diana.
The CNN team couldn't get into makeup fast enough.
- Matt Drudge

I get all of my comedy from CNN.
- Rob Corddry

We hear foreign accents on CNN.
It's crazy, it's wild, who knows, maybe they'll take
you because you certainly don't fit in,
in the American spectrum of news.
- Christiane Amanpour

But 17 years ago, I arrived at CNN with a suitcase,
with my bicycle, and with about 100 dollars.
- Christiane Amanpour

Communications is the number one major in America today.
CNN had 25,000 applicants for five intern jobs this summer.
- Larry King

They are scared that the BBC or CNN may call them radicals,
so they remain soft instead.
The problem lies there, with the Muslim leaders,
not the Muslim masses.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

CNN can still afford 36 bureaus around the world.
- Jim Walton

Fox would hire me in a minute.
And believe it or not, CNN would, too.
- Michael Savage

CNN is one of the participants in the war.
I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected president
but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power.
- Arthur C. Clarke

People think that there is a country there that these
people are only around when they are on CNN.
I don't think that's limited to Haiti.
- Edwidge Danticat

Since I arrived at CNN, it has grown into one of the
largest and most trusted news organizations in the world.
- Jim Walton

Throughout the lead-up to the war, CNN worked hard
to air all sides of the story.
We had a regular segment called Voices of Dissent in
which we spent time covering antiwar protests and interviewing
those who were opposed to the war with Iraq.
- Jim Walton

Occasionally I'll watch Fox News for as long as I can tolerate it,
or CNN.
I'll watch until I get infuriated, but you got to know
what they're talking about and what they're not talking about.
- David Cross

CNN found that Hillary Clinton is the most admired woman in America.
Women admire her because she's strong and successful.
Men admire her because she allows her husband to cheat and get away with it.
- Jay Leno

We're going to develop - what we want to do is to provide
the viewers with what they want from CNN and that is the news.
So when people tune in, they'll get the latest news,
but they'll also get the biggest story of the day in depth,
as CNN does so well.
- Connie Chung

But, you know, sometimes - many - they all understand.
That's the nice thing.
They were all very happy for me and they understand
why I decided to come to CNN.
So in that respect, I know that they think it's the best thing for me to do.
- Connie Chung

I leave CNN with the utmost respect,
love and admiration for the company and everyone who works here.
This has been my family and shared endeavor for the past 27 years,
and I am forever grateful and proud of all that we have accomplished.
- Christiane Amanpour

We exercise great caution in airing an audio-
or videotape released by a terrorist organization holding a hostage.
These are decisions made by CNN's editorial staff and not by any third party.
- Jim Walton

For a man who purports to have learned of media ethics only this month,
Mr. Williams has spent an undue amount of time appearing
as a media ethicist on both CNN and the cable news networks of NBC.
- Frank Rich

For instance, he says I let him play golf,
and he says, he lets me be miserable in my job.
Now - that doesn't quite sound right,
does it? But nonetheless, I think for the first time in my life,
I'm not going to be miserable in my life when I come and work at CNN.
- Connie Chung


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