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Robert McChesney Quotes and Sayings

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But having said that, what's happening with campaign
finance reform and our political culture is devastating.
- Robert McChesney

But having said that, there's also a sea change in attitude towards media.
- Robert McChesney

Local television news, on both radio and television,
is so appalling.
Makes print journalism look like the greatest stuff ever written.
- Robert McChesney

You know, a left-winger, the barrier to success if
you're on the left in commercial radio is a mile and
a half higher than it is if you're on the right.
- Robert McChesney

 

When the government allocates monopoly rights to frequency,
and there are only a handful in each community,
it's picking the winners in the competition.
- Robert McChesney

Maybe if you and ten of your friends could pool your
savings and borrow some money and actually buy some
obscure station in Sonoma,
and then take some chances and have some fun.
- Robert McChesney

So it's a much more difficult issue to organize around,
because you can't get media at all to make your case.
And that's where cases tend to be made politically.
- Robert McChesney

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The public gets not one penny from them in return for those airwaves.
- Robert McChesney

The number one lobby that opposes campaign finance
reform in the United States is the National Association of Broadcasters.
- Robert McChesney

Our existing media system today is the direct result
of government laws and subsidies that created it.
- Robert McChesney

And understand that scarce spectrum is used today for
example for cell phone operators,
they have to pay for the airwaves they use,
for their services.
- Robert McChesney

As the mainstream media has become increasingly dependent
on advertising revenues for support,
it has become an anti-democratic force in society.
- Robert McChesney

So the competition isn't once you got the license,
running the station; it's getting the license.
- Robert McChesney

What I've found is that there is a tremendous interest in these issues,
across the political spectrum, sort of left-right terms
we used to describe people don't really hold here exactly.
- Robert McChesney

Which is supposed to mean they're doing something in
their broadcasting they would not do is they were simply out to maximize profit;
if they were really public service institutions,
not purely profit maximizing institutions.
- Robert McChesney

The relationship between the media owner,
their relationship isn't strictly with people and audiences.
It's also with advertisers, and that's the most relationship in radio;
in fact it pays the bills.
- Robert McChesney

If you look at the history of broadcasting,
what you find is the National Association of Broadcasters
is a trade association whose mission is to protect
the interests of the commercial broadcasters.
- Robert McChesney

If you're running for reelection in the House of Representatives race,
you know, it's very important to you that you be on
fairly good terms with the local affiliates in the
largest market in your area.
I mean you don't want to antagonize them.
- Robert McChesney

Basically what they're saying is, if you want to be on TV,
if you want to be a credible candidate,
you've got to buy ads.
And if you're not buying ads, you're not a credible candidate,
we don't cover you.
- Robert McChesney

The whole process of getting licenses to broadcast,
which took place decades ago, was done behind closed
doors by powerful lobbies,
and wealthy commercial interests got all the licenses with no public input,
no congressional input for that matter.
- Robert McChesney

Because Hightower's problem, among other things,
is that advertisers would be a lot less interested
in his show than in Limbaugh's,
even if they have similar ratings, because of what Hightower is saying.
- Robert McChesney

Also, the commercial media in a superior position,
really, to any other corporate lobby,
because where would people hear about commercial media
or corporate media criticism,
where would they hear criticism of them other than in the commercial media?
- Robert McChesney

One survey that I saw that was published I think in
Variety or Electronic Media within the last three weeks
says that now the average hour of radio in the United
States has 18 minutes of commercials.
- Robert McChesney

The cost of congressional and presidential campaigns
has been leaping every two or four years.
I think this year it will be 60 percent more than 1996;
well over twice as much as in 1992 in the presidential and congressional races.
- Robert McChesney

The commercial broadcasters have tremendous influence in Washington,
D.C., for a couple of reasons.
First, they're extremely rich and they have lots of
money and they have had for a long time,
so they can give money to politicians,
which gets their attention.
- Robert McChesney

And they've got to be held accountable;
our broadcasting system has to be made accountable;
and unless it is,
it's going to be very hard to change anything else
for the better in this country.
- Robert McChesney

So that what you tend to see is someone like a Rush Limbaugh,
he's the classic case because he's the most successful,
he didn't sort of like come out of his mother's womb
with the highest ratings in the country.
- Robert McChesney

Because what's going on now, and this applies mostly
to television stations in the largest markets too,
but TV stations basically are now the primary receivers of campaign spending.
- Robert McChesney

So the system we have in radio and television today
is the direct result of government policies that have been made in our name,
in the name of the people, on our behalf,
but without our informed consent.
- Robert McChesney

When the government picked companies and gave them
monopoly rights to frequencies in San Francisco and
Los Angeles and New York and Chicago,
it was picking the winners of the competition;
it wasn't setting the terms of the competition.
- Robert McChesney

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
- Erich Segal PHOTO

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

Wealth consists not in having great possessions,
but in having few wants.
- Epictetus

Loving, hating, having expectations:
all these are attachments.
Attachment prevents the growth of one's true being.
- Lao Tzu

Self-care is critical to having a strong inner foundation.
Taking good care of YOU means the people in your life
will receive the best of you rather than what is left of you.
- Lorraine Cohen

If an opinion contrary to your own makes you angry,
that is a sign that you are subconsciously aware
of having no good reason for thinking as you do.
- Bertrand Russell

The key to happiness is having dreams.
The key to success is making your dreams come true.
- Anonymous

The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal.
The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.
- Benjamin E. Mays

Only put off until tomorrow
what you are willing to die having left undone.
- Pablo Picasso

We never repent of having eaten too little.
- Thomas Jefferson

The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes
but in having new eyes.
- Marcel Proust

Freedom is not worth having if it
does not connote freedom to err.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

By having a reverence for life,
we enter into a spiritual relation with the world.
By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive.
- Albert Schweitzer

Having set a direction, begin - begin today.
Take action - take action every day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Even the rich are hungry for love,
for being cared for, for being wanted,
for having someone to call their own.
- Mother Teresa

The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
- Helen Keller

Our unhappiness is triggered by either
having less than yesterday,
or having less than our neighbor.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience.
We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Having a personal opinion is great.
Believing that one's personal opinion is absolute truth
leads to most of the world's troubles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Lives based on having are less free
than lives based on doing or being.
- E.Y. Harburg

I am not the same having seen the moon shine
on the other side of the world.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Visualize your end result as having already been accomplished.
Let the image of your success play on the giant screen
in full color with surround sound -
so real you can smell and taste it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I forgive myself completely for having created stories of suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking.
There is an almost universal quest
for easy answers and half-baked solutions.
Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

One of the advantages of being disorganized is that
one is always having surprising discoveries.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

All unhappiness comes from either
having less than yesterday,
or from having less than one's neighbor.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The sage does not hoard.
The more he helps others, the more he benefits himself,
Having bestowed all he has on others, he has yet more;
having given all he has to others, he is richer still.
- Lao Tzu

If we like what we do, if we always do our best,
then we are really enjoying life.
We are having fun, we don't get bored,
we don't have frustrations.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Many important things shouldn't be done half-way.
Think of getting married, having children,
starting a business, changing your career.
There are times to gather your courage
and make the leap, the whole leap.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is no pleasure in having nothing to do;
the fun is in having lots to do and not doing it.
- Mary Wilson Little

Falling in love and having a relationship
are two different things.
- Keanu Reeves

It is my desire, in the office of a Christian minister,
to do nothing which I cannot do with my whole heart.
Having said this, I have said all.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

One cannot have wisdom without perspective,
but once gaining perspective, one attains wisdom.
Wisdom is the ability to view every situation
as each person who is in any way affected
by that situation might view it.
Wisdom benefits from having a knowledge of history,
and therefore a historical perspective,
as well from as having the perspective of imagination -
the realm of the what-might-be
inhabited by futurists and science-fiction writers.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is nothing more depressing,
than having everything,
and still feeling sad.
- Janet Jackson

Be clear that expectations are demands.
Demanding that life turn out the way we prefer
is a sure path to disappointment and suffering.
Happiness lies in having no expectations,
and accepting life as it comes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

On the ordinary view of each species
having been independently created,
we gain no scientific explanation.
- Charles Darwin

TEAMWORK...means never having to take all the blame yourself.
- Anonymous

"Being practical" is the antithesis of having faith and love.
"Being practical" is an expression of fear.
When you live from love and faith, you will be compassionate,
confident, and loving -- and no longer feel the need to "be practical."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Having a child is surely the most beautifully irrational
act that two people in love can commit.
- Bill Cosby

Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort
of feeling safe with a person;
having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words,
but to pour them all out, just as they are,
chaff and grain together,
knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them,
keep what is worth keeping, and then,
with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.
- George Eliot

I forgive myself completely
for having created stories of suffering.
I forgive myself for all
my angers, resentments, jealousies,
and all the other emotions of suffering.
I have unbounded compassion for myself
at all times and under all circumstances.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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