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Gerald Priestland Quotes and Sayings

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Journalists belong in the gutter because that is where
the ruling classes throw their guilty secrets.
- Gerald Priestland

If journalists ask you again and again about the same bands,
you'll end up saying you hate them just because you're
so fed up with being asked all those stupid questions.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

I have to remind my dad, 'Journalists -
no matter how many cigars they smoke with you -
are not your friends,
so don't talk to them.'
- Cameron Diaz

There are honest journalists like there are honest politicians -
they stay bought.
- Bill Moyers

 

We journalists tell the public which way the cat is jumping.
The public will take care of the cat.
- Arthur Hays Sulzberger

Many journalists seem to believe that we have become
little different from our enemies.
- Linda Chavez

I'm sorry I'm not gay or Jewish, so I don't have a
special interest group of journalists that support me.
- Vincent Gallo

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Politicians are just Daily Mail journalists writ large,
aren't they? They're always telling us what's going to happen,
and we know they don't know!
- Tom Baker

Only two journalists followed the team around.
- Just Fontaine

We have to protect all journalists, and journalists
have to be allowed to do their jobs.
- Amy Goodman

No, there are no hard and fast rules about sources,
no printed booklet to help journalists through.
- Ian Hislop

My comments are reserved for reputable journalists.
- Ward Churchill

Journalists are supposed to be skeptical,
that's what keeps them digging rather than simply accepting the official line,
whether it comes from government or corporate bureaucrats.
- Linda Chavez

It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals;
let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians.
- Henrik Ibsen

Journalists write because they have nothing to say,
and have something to say because they write.
- Karl Kraus

The power to mould the future of the Republic will
be in the hands of the journalists of future generations.
- Joseph Pulitzer

Most journalists now believe that a person's privacy
zone gets smaller and smaller as the person becomes more and more powerful.
- Roger Mudd

But the time has come for journalists to acknowledge
that a zone of privacy does exist.
- Roger Mudd

Here in the United States, our profession is much maligned,
people simply don't trust or like journalists anymore and that's sad.
- Christiane Amanpour

Some of our best journalists take themselves even more
seriously than the politicians they write about.
- R. W. Apple, Jr.

Journalists do not like to report on uncertainties.
They would almost rather be wrong than ambiguous.
- Melvin Maddocks

Journalists say a thing that they know isn't true,
in the hope that if they keep on saying it long enough it will be true.
- Arnold Bennett

Journalists do not live by words alone,
although sometimes they have to eat them.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

I wait for death and journalists.
- Jeanne Calment

The second is the damage to the credibility and independence
of a free press which may be caused by covert relationships with the U.S.
journalists and media organizations.
- Frank Church

We have increasingly fewer and fewer journalists who
have any military experience and understand what life
is like in the military and in combat.
- Jim Lehrer

You know I take music seriously, right? So I expect
journalists to take being a journalist seriously.
- Glenn Danzig

The things journalists should pay attention to are
the issues the political leadership agrees on,
rather than to their supposed antagonisms.
- Michael Pollan

If you believe in journalism, you don't insult good journalists.
- Sydney Schanberg

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

I can remember how rude I could be at times to journalists
and people phoning up for advice.
- Benjamin Cohen

As journalists, we keep pushing and pushing.
- Mary Hart

A petty reason perhaps why novelists more and more
try to keep a distance from journalists is that novelists
are trying to write the truth and journalists are trying to write fiction.
- Graham Greene

I try to be careful about wording.
One of the things I've tried to combat in my blog is
the notion that journalists are arrogant and unconcerned with the readership.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

Sure, some journalists use anonymous sources just because
they're lazy and I think editors ought to insist on
more precise identification even if they remain anonymous.
- Ben Bradlee

General Sherman looked upon journalists as a nuisance
and a danger at headquarters and in the field,
and acted toward them accordingly, then as throughout his great war career.
- Henry Villard

Why should I give you an interview? All you journalists are plagiarists.
- Sam Peckinpah

Forty years ago the chances of journalists reporting -
or the authorities even prosecuting -
a pro athlete were practically nil.
- Leigh Steinberg

Novel writing should never be confused with journalism.
Unfortunately, in the case of Primary Colors,
a fair number of journalists confused.
- Joe Klein

I amused myself playing with the journalists.
- Brigitte Boisselier

Both politicians and journalists face situations which
strain their honesty and humanity.
My opinion is that politicians on the average stand
up somewhat better than journalists.
- John McCarthy

Journalists prize independence - not teamwork.
- Ken Auletta

There aren't enough good journalists.
There are too many who really weren't groomed to be reporters and,
as a result, some of the reporting is shallow.
- Will McDonough

Journalists should denounce government by public opinion polls.
- Dan Rather

Hype is the awkward and desperate attempt to convince
journalists that what you've made is worth the misery of having to review it.
- Federico Fellini

The larger meaning here is that mainstream journalists
simply cannot talk about things that the two parties agree on;
this is the black hole of American politics.
- Michael Pollan

Perhaps the biggest problem in journalism is the cult
divide between journalists and corporate owners.
- Ken Auletta

I must be out of it, but I don't know any good journalists
who have excused Clinton's problems.
- Ben Bradlee

The smarter the journalists are, the better off society is.
For to a degree, people read the press to inform themselves-and the better the teacher,
the better the student body.
- Warren Buffett

Journalists are accused of being lapdogs when they
don't ask the hard questions,
but then accused of being rude when they do.
Good thing we have tough hides.
- Gwen Ifill

We journalists make it a point to know very little
about an extremely wide variety of topics;
this is how we stay objective.
- Dave Barry

If I allow journalists to describe a collection and they make mistakes,
I'm upset, because the retractions are never noticed.
- Calvin Klein

I like it when journalists are nice to me,
and it's happening more and more.
- Ron Wood

I don't trust a lot of journalists.
- Calvin Klein

Journalists, who are skeptical to begin with,
simply do not like to be lied to or made fools of.
- Roger Mudd

Journalists are like dogs, when ever anything moves they begin to bark.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Every poll shows that most journalists are Democrats.
- Sally Quinn

I see journalists as the manual workers,
the laborers of the word.
Journalism can only be literature when it is passionate.
- Marguerite Duras

I am satisfied that all politicians were meant to be
journalists and all journalists meant to be politicians.
- Owen Arthur

How is the world ruled and led to war? Diplomats lie
to journalists and believe these lies when they see them in print.
- Karl Kraus

If we're going to live as we are in a world of supply and demand,
then journalists had better find a way to create a
demand for good journalism.
- Bill Kovach

You know it's easy here to buy journalists.
- Emile Lahoud

One of the problems that we have as American journalists
is that we bring the American cultural baggage with
us and we plop it down and it follows us around and
that's just a fact of life.
- John Pomfret

The biggest problem in rock journalism is that often
the writer's main motivation is to become friends with the band.
They're not really journalists; they're people who
want to be involved in rock and roll.
- Chuck Klosterman

I think people are smart enough to sort it out.
They know when they're watching one of these food fight
shows where journalists sit around and yell and scream at each other,
versus serious issue reporting.
- Bob Woodward

I think there ought to be a club in which preachers
and journalists could come together and have the sentimentalism
of the one matched with the cynicism of the other.
That ought to bring them pretty close to the truth.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

And as a result, I guess I'm just kind of a rubberneck.
I'm kind of a - someone who likes to see things and
likes to see these events and talk to the people who make them happen.
But I don't think journalists are as important as the people they cover.
- Bob Schieffer

Freedom of the press is not questioned when investigative
journalism unearths scandals,
But that does not mean that every classified state
document should be made available to journalists.
- Otto Schily

The biggest difference between Kennedy and Nixon,
as far as the press is concerned, is simply this:
Jack Kennedy really liked newspaper people and he really
enjoyed sparring with journalists.
- Ben Bradlee

U.S.
journalists I don't think are very courageous.
They tend to go along with the government's policy
domestically and internationally.
To question is seen as being unpatriotic,
or potentially subversive.
- Robert Fisk

But if Russia is to be part of this larger zone of
peace it cannot bring into it its imperial baggage.
It cannot bring into it a policy of genocide against the Chechens,
and cannot kill journalists, and it cannot repress the mass media.
- Zbigniew Brzezinski


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