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Robert Scheer Quotes and Sayings

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I talked to Reagan for about six hours all told.
and Reagan was willing to go along with it.
He didn't look at his watch, and he didn't allow his
campaign aides to cut it off.
- Robert Scheer

What Clinton severed with his welfare reform was the
obligation of the federal government to step in when
the states failed and to monitor these programs.
- Robert Scheer

I was a finalist for the Pulitzer as a reporter.
- Robert Scheer

What passes for investigative journalism is finding
somebody with their pants down -
literally or otherwise.
- Robert Scheer

 

I was able to do something that people can't do these days,
which is to have quality time with the guys who were
trying to be president and a number of them who got the job.
- Robert Scheer

They know that the column resonates in the community.
They know that people like it, and yet they don't have
room for one column once week that consistently got it right.
- Robert Scheer

Well, what happened is that I had been the subject
of vicious attacks by Bill O'Reilly and Rush Limbaugh.
- Robert Scheer

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For instance, Clinton who was unquestionably the smartest
of the bunch I talked to -
both the ones who made it and didn't.
He had a great interest in policy.
- Robert Scheer

Much of what candidates have to do is raise money and
appeal to constituencies or interest groups that can provide that money.
- Robert Scheer

The paper nominated me 12 or 13 times for the Pulitzer Prize.
- Robert Scheer

I've been with the paper for almost 30 years.
- Robert Scheer

When Howard Dean started saying some honest things,
they hung him.
- Robert Scheer

Even with the best of intentions, even when they're
very smart and knowledgeable -
as opposed to George W.,
who is neither - it doesn't seem to matter.
- Robert Scheer

The issue I highlight in the book is welfare reform.
- Robert Scheer

I have broken a lot of stories.
- Robert Scheer

I teach at USC, and it's obvious to anyone who teaches
college students that they don't cover much modern
history and certainly not the modern presidency.
- Robert Scheer

And the big issue here, I think, is that the publisher
took over the editorial pages,
a guy named Jeff Johnson.
He's an accountant from Chicago, doesn't know anything
about what newspapers are supposed to be about,
and he made a decision to get rid of the column.
- Robert Scheer

The decision came from the publisher.
It certainly was cleared by Chicago.
And then they come out with these fine sounding words
about relation to readers and their obligation.
It has nothing to do with that.
- Robert Scheer

For example, I spent a lot of time with Reagan,
both before he ran for governor and when he was running for president.
As a print reporter without the cameras,
I was able to really test the quality of their minds
and their knowledge base.
- Robert Scheer

It had run as a column - I had worked at the paper since 1976,
but the column had been running for 13 years,
and I think it was a strong column, criticizing the
war when the paper was supporting it.
- Robert Scheer

We talk about a free press.
These people hide, they make a lot of money off the media.
They hide behind the slogans of free press,
and then they can come out with crap like that.
It's just garbage.
It's insulting to the readers.
- Robert Scheer

So this guy, Jeff Johnson, who is an accountant who
cares nothing at all about a free press and cares nothing about journalism,
he's a right winger who supported the war,
you know, who two years ago told people he couldn't
stand a word that I wrote.
- Robert Scheer

The publisher has told - you know, if these editors,
Andres Martinez and Nick Goldberg, were the least bit honest about this,
they would tell you the publisher has told them he
wants the editorial page to be conservative.
- Robert Scheer

That means presenting the issues in certain ways that
will appeal to those people and then becoming a prisoner
of your own language and thought process.
That has always happened - it's just been intensified.
- Robert Scheer

And new people come in, and it doesn't go along with their politics,
and they fire me, end the column, silence a voice in Los Angeles.
They can't silence it nationally, but they are able to do it there.
- Robert Scheer

Gentlemen have talked a great deal of patriotism.
A venerable word, when duly practised.
- Robert Walpole

The clock talked loud.
I threw it away, it scared me what it talked.
- Tillie Olsen

The car trip can draw the family together,
as it was in the days before television when parents
and children actually talked to each other.
- Andrew H. Malcolm

I really never had any ambitions to be a standup comic.
I was talked into it by guys that I used to work out with.
- Joe Rogan

There's so much crap talked about acting.
- Ben Kingsley

I think we Southerners have talked a fair amount of
malarkey about the mystique of being Southern.
- Reynolds Price

By 1980, when I came out of prison, The Sun did a campaign
to stop putting vice girls in prison.
We've talked about it ever since and nothing has been done about it.
- Cynthia Payne

While at Cal Tech I talked a lot with Jon Mathews,
then a junior faculty member; he taught me how to use
the Institute's computer;
we also went on hikes together.
- Kenneth G. Wilson

I taught Sandra Bullock when no one knew who she was.
I talked her out of quitting.
I put her in a showcase.
- Sally Kirkland

I talked to everyone about the project:
actors and extras,
members of the crew and passers by.
- James D'arcy

There is a lot of hype and fear about this much-talked-about
prospect of designer babies.
- Leon Kass

I and a friend of mine called Mannon talked together,
and we both decided to walk this journey.
- Satish Kumar

Well, as an artist, I think that Elvis's generosity
to me he always talked very highly about me,
he always spoke very highly about my work and singing and my writing.
- Jackie DeShannon

I talked to women who lived there, to get their speech
patterns and outlook on life -
and how narrow that is.
- Ellen Burstyn

Many spiritual teachers - in Buddhism,
in Islam - have talked about first-hand experience
of the world as an important part of the path to wisdom,
to enlightenment.
- Bell Hooks

We've talked more about civil rights after the Civil
Rights Act of 1964 than we talked about it before 1964.
- Clarence Thomas

President Bush in his inaugural address talked about
bringing freedom to countries that don't have it.
He didn't specify how.
- Barbara Boxer

Getting talked about is one of the penalties for being pretty,
while being above suspicion is about the only compensation for being homely.
- Kin Hubbard

I took anatomy classes.
I went to medical libraries and talked to doctors and nutritionists.
I did the whole thing before using myself as a human guinea pig.
- Marilu Henner

I was aiming for the cooks that I've talked to by teaching
an online course and by traveling,
listening to people who are really busy and harried but want to be cooking.
- Sally Schneider

It was the worst moment of my life.
The producer came up and talked me back into going on stage.
- Paul Lynde

I did a lot of fast talking as a youth;
I was pretty good at it.
I was never talked into it - I was always the one doing the talking.
- Portia de Rossi

In a more intellectually rigorous age,
I wouldn't be talked about as a satirist at all.
I would just be a topical comedian.
- Rory Bremner

I have never seen an ass who talked like a human being,
but I have met many human beings who talked like asses.
- Heinrich Heine

A man who gets divorced is not forever going to be talked about for it.
There are very different standards that we have for
women than we have for men.
- Bianca Jagger

I wanted to go to sea when I graduated from high school
but my folks talked me out of it.
- William M. Thomas

Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning.
But for children play is serious learning.
Play is really the work of childhood.
- Fred Rogers

The more you are talked about the less powerful you are.
- Benjamin Disraeli

I was trained in the '50s as a New Critic.
I remember what literature was like before the New Critics,
when people stood up and talked about Shelley's soul and such things.
- Clifford Geertz

We did it Disneyland, in the knowledge that most of
the people I talked to thought it would be a financial disaster -
closed and forgotten within the first year.
- Walt Disney

I basically wrote the code and the specs and documentation
for how the client and server talked to each other.
- Tim Berners-Lee

It I talked about Watergate, I was described as struggling
to free myself from the morass.
If I did not talk about Watergate, I was accused of
being out of touch with reality.
- Richard M. Nixon

Jazz radio is not very friendly to pop singers who
decide to make a jazz record.
But a lot of people have been.
A lot of the people I've talked to like the record.
- Rita Coolidge

In the long winter evenings he talked to Ma about the Western country.
In the West the land was level, and there were no trees.
The grass grew thick and high.
- Laura Ingalls Wilder

I wrote a book called The Taste of New Wine because
I couldn't find a book that talked about the reality
of the situation and how we were dishonest and afraid.
- Keith Miller

I remember seeing Bill Hurt in New York once.
I talked to him on the phone around 1988 and that's about it.
I was shooting in New York and somebody said Glenn Close came by the set.
- Tom Berenger

I lived in Paris when I was 20 and 21,
and actually knew people that worked for the government there,
that talked about terrorism in the country 20 years ago.
- Andie MacDowell

It seems there's always another rumor about my life;
some people are simply talked about more than others.
- Calvin Klein

It is well within the order of things that man should
listen when his mate sings;
but the true male never yet walked who liked to listen when his mate talked.
- Anna Wickham

I don't like to be talked into anything.
I don't want to be cajoled.
- Dennis Farina

And, he'd seen me in Panama, and he talked about maybe
doing something in New York so I hooked it up when
I came here and I recorded in 1969 my first album with Pete Rodriguez.
- Ruben Blades

Have you ever talked to someone, and you're not even
really talking to them? Actors are the worst for that.
- Joe Rogan

Andrew has talked about my character being the conscience of the film,
the heart of the film.
- Jared Leto

I was in the middle of a crossroads,
which is a nice way of saying crisis,
physically, emotionally and spiritually.
You know the physical part.
We just talked about it.
- Star Jones

I talked with Brian Stokes Mitchell,
who agreed with me that if you have a gift there is always stuff to do.
- Estelle Parsons

Nearly every coach I've talked with tells me that the
attention you get from media and other people is the thing you miss most.
I don't know if that's right.
- Bear Bryant


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