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Joey Skaggs Quotes and Sayings

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Most reporters who come to me get their stories directly from press releases.
Very few do what one would consider to be their professional duty.
- Joey Skaggs

We function in a pack mentality.
This is our tribe.
And this is how we are exploited - sold a bill of goods
and a household of products.
- Joey Skaggs

Most important to any fake story is a plausible,
realistic edge with a satirical twist that is topical.
- Joey Skaggs

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

 

But my favorite work is always my next piece.
- Joey Skaggs

Any deviation is looked upon as a perversion,
is feared, and is usually a target of hatred and prejudice.
- Joey Skaggs

It would make life much easier if I could have total
faith and not question everything all the time,
but I can't do it and I won't do it.
- Joey Skaggs

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When I create a false reality, I always try to create
a plausible structure to help convince people.
- Joey Skaggs

I've always been a fine artist.
- Joey Skaggs

My art became very public.
- Joey Skaggs

The media's job is to question a premise.
- Joey Skaggs

Any journalist worth his or her salt wouldn't trust me.
- Joey Skaggs

If I'm successful in fooling a wire service,
I don't really have to do anything else to promote the story.
- Joey Skaggs

It is the fool who thinks he cannot be fooled.
- Joey Skaggs

What do we believe? Why do we believe it?
- Joey Skaggs

I learned more complex ways to manipulate the manipulators,
to bring attention to issues about which I felt passionate.
- Joey Skaggs

My challenge as a satirical artist is how to present
ideas to people to enable them to question and reexamine their beliefs.
My hope is, that my work provokes people to look at things in a new way.
- Joey Skaggs

I believe in equality for everyone,
except reporters and photographers.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Reporters thrive on the world's misfortune.
For this reason they often take an indecent pleasure
in events that dismay the rest of humanity.
- Russell Baker

We are the recorders and reporters of facts -
not the judges of the behaviors we describe.
- Alfred Kinsey

I envision a future where there'll be 300 million reporters,
where anyone from anywhere can report for any reason.
It's freedom of participation absolutely realized.
- Matt Drudge

It's a weird scene.
You win a few baseball games and all of a sudden you're
surrounded by reporters and TV men with cameras asking
you about Vietnam and race relations.
- Vida Blue

The meat-and-potatoes work of world journalism is performed
by the wire service reporters.
- Bob Greene

I'm not going to have some reporters pawing through our papers.
We are the president.
- Hillary Clinton

Mr. Luskin also says that Rove did not knowingly disclose
classified information and did not tell any reporters
that Valerie Plame worked for the C.I.A.
- Michael Isikoff

Reporters used to be blue-collar; at the Globe now,
it's practically required that you have a trust fund.
- Howie Carr

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

I hated my brief fame.
We had TV vans camped outside my house,
reporters hounded me...
people i'd know for years started treating me differently.
- Malcolm Wilson

The gallery in which the reporters sit has become a
fourth estate of the realm.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

The Bush administration works closely with a network
of rapid response digital brownshirts who work to pressure
reporters and their editors for 'undermining support for our troops.'
- Al Gore

Some people continue to pretend that anchor people are reporters.
- Peter Jennings

War is big and there are only so many reporters and
only so many places for their words and images to appear.
Choices are made constantly.
- Bruce Jackson

Black reporters are as capable of racism as anyone else.
- Julian Bond

While many people think that we as reporters are whining
and that this is a time of war,
we are really the conveyors of truth in a very critical
time and people need to know that truth.
- Judd Rose

Do you know what White House correspondents call actors
who pose as reporters? Anchors.
- Jay Leno

War coverage should be more than a parade of retired
generals and retired government flacks posing as reporters.
- Amy Goodman

The only people who say worse things about politicians
that reporters do are other politicians.
- Andy Rooney

Presenting statues of honor to reporters for covering
an earthquake is like presenting a first prize to a
doctor for performing surgery.
- Phil Donahue

I'm afraid we'll see reporters stop chasing quotes
around the same time dogs stop chasing cars.
- Daniel Okrent

There have been as many investigative reporters on
this newspaper working on Clinton's many problems as
I can remember there were working on Watergate.
- Ben Bradlee

I imagine a lot of people tune in simply to watch reporters
get bitch-slapped by Mother Nature,
and frankly, who can blame them?
- Anderson Cooper

I won't say that the papers misquote me,
but I sometimes wonder where Christianity would be
today if some of those reporters had been Matthew,
Mark, Luke and John.
- Barry Goldwater

In Iraq, embedding allows us to put reporters in situations
that would otherwise be too dangerous for them.
- Jim Walton

I'd get into a room and disappear into the woodwork.
Now the rooms are so crowded with reporters getting
behind-the-scenes stories that nobody can get behind-the-scenes stories.
- Theodore White

The written tone and the spoken tone change and the
reporters' disbelief in the veracity of the government
spreads to the readers and the viewers.
- Roger Mudd

I know a lot of reporters certainly will go to jail
to defend confidential sources.
Some have even gone to jail for an issue like this.
But I can't say that's the norm.
- Floyd Abrams

The nature of journalism has been the enemy of idealism
and the source of cynicism among American reporters
and editors throughout our history.
- Richard Harwood

Reporters often forget that athletes are human beings.
- Willie Stargell

More and more movies have been pressured to allow reporters
and TV cameras to come onto the set while you're working,
and I find that a real violation.
- Holly Hunter

Many people have their reputations as reporters and
analysts because they are on television,
batting around conventional wisdom.
A lot of these people have never reported a story.
- Bob Woodward

My guess is more reporters probably vote Democrat than Republican -
just because I think reporters are smart.
- Jerry Springer

I know there are reporters who ridicule pundits.
- Daniel Okrent

Here's a little newsflash for those reporters and commentators:
I'm not going to Washington to seek their good opinion.
I'm going to Washington to serve this great country.
- Sarah Palin

I was sent there by the Free Congress Committee,
headed by Paul Weyrich.
Fred Smith and I were sent down as observers,
with reporters' credentials, so we could witness the events.
- Dixie Lee Ray

When I was a little boy I used to borrow my father's hat,
and make a press card to stick in the hat band.
That was the way reporters were always portrayed in the movies.
- Charles Kuralt

These newspaper reporters...
ever since Sullivan versus New York Times...
have got a license to lie.
- Edward Bennett Williams

We don't really need reviewers, just first-night reporters
who will tell us faithfully whether or not the audience liked the show.
- Carroll O'Connor

Our embedded reporters during the war agreed to guidelines
established by the military.
- Jim Walton

It wasn't glamorous in my day.
In the regions, reporters were seen as such low life
that they didn't merit their name in the Radio Times.
Now people are interested in being famous.
I never gave it a thought.
- Kate Adie

Political reporters no longer get to decide what's news.
The days when a minister gave briefings to a dozen lobby correspondents,
and thereby dictated the next day's headlines,
are over.
Now, a thousand bloggers decide for themselves what is interesting.
If enough of them are tickled then, bingo,
you're news.
- Daniel Hannan

Clinton...
believes that the Washington Press Corps is so out
of touch that it is absolutely inconceivable that reporters
would understand the issues that people are really
dealing with in their lives.
- Bob Woodward

That first week, I also went to Washington.
That was really tough.
I sympathize with those Washington figures who have
to face 40 Times Washington bureau reporters.
They ask hard questions and they're relentless.
And they were quite suspicious and quite dubious about me.
- Daniel Okrent

When you are covering a life-or-death struggle,
as British reporters were in 1940, it is legitimate
and right to go along with military censorship,
and in fact in situations like that there wouldn't
be any press without the censorship.
- Kate Adie

Yesterday, the Pentagon warned U.S.
reporters that they should get out of Baghdad as soon
as possible because the U.S.
could attack at any time.
Then the Pentagon added, 'Whatever you do,
don't tell Geraldo.'
- Conan O'Brien

I think some of the best reporters are the ones who
can really illustrate the differences between societies,
at the same time trying to connect the fact that there
are a lot of shared values in addition to those differences.
- John Pomfret

My sense is that, when you look at what people such
as former Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein
have said over the years,
you don't go with a story unless you have two independent sources to confirm it.
- Ron Wyden

There is a curious relationship between a candidate
and the reporters who cover him.
It can be affected by small things like a competent press staff,
enough seats, sandwiches and briefings and the ability to understand deadlines.
- Ronald Steel

I used to get letters from girl reporters saying that
their lives were nowhere near as exciting as Brenda's.
I told them that if I made Brenda's life like theirs,
nobody would read it.
- Dale Messick

The professionalism of wire service reporters is constantly
being tested because reporters know that if they're
late or sloppy on a story,
it will show up because the competition is likely to
be not late and not sloppy.
- Bob Greene

The Defense Department's plan to ban newspaper reporters
from pool coverage of military operations is incredible.
It reveals the administration to be out of touch with journalism,
reality and the First Amendment.
- Arthur Ochs Sulzberger

The point is, the political reporters are the ones
who no longer understand the ritual they are covering.
They keep searching for political meanings in the tepid
events when a convention is now essentially a human drama and only that.
- William Greider


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