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Reporters Quotes

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

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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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I had an idea in the beginning to do a book about some
of the events that I had covered,
just various stories that I've covered.
Reporters spend a lot of time telling each other tales
about how they covered stories,
and that's what this book started out to be.
- Bob Schieffer

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

One of the local reporters assured me Garrison would
put in an appearance for the cross-examination,
but as the courtroom settled down and the rear doors were closed,
there was no sign of him.
- James Kirkwood

The senior officer who met with reporters in Baghdad
said there had been 21 car bombings in the capital in May,
and 126 in the past 80 days.
All last year, he said, there were only about 25 car bombings in Baghdad.
- Rich Lowry

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

When we are out there selling a new picture,
when did it become part of the deal that you have to
sell the family? To use the juicy part of your life
to get attention? I'm not blaming the reporters.
It's the system.
- Jimmy Smits

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

The daily press, the immediate media,
is superb at synecdoche, at giving us a small thing
that stands for a much larger thing.
Reporters on the ground, embedded or otherwise,
can tell us about or send us pictures of what happened
in that place at that time among those people.
- Bruce Jackson

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

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

The Red Sox are a curious thing because so much here is media driven.
You can't go fire half your scouts here because they
are all friends with the local reporters.
Your life is going to hell in the papers.
- Michael Lewis

Reporters no longer ask for verification,
thus they print charges no matter how outlandish they may seem,
and once having done that, when the truth comes out,
it's buried in the back page or never makes it on the air at all.
- Dixie Lee Ray

I will say that the idea of a woman being deceptive
came from that original discussion with critics and
reporters about if woman could do that kind of thing.
Evelyn, herself, grew out of the discussions about
how capable women are of deceit and lying and manipulation.
- Neil LaBute

The studio rented a house for my wife in Los Angeles
under a phony name to keep reporters away.
Whenever I wanted to visit her and my children,
I would have to sneak in the back door after dark.
- Max von Sydow

Forty years ago, we were on the tail of the Front Page era.
There was a different point of view.
Reporters and editors were more forgiving of public people.
They didn't think they had to stick someone in jail to make a career.
- Mike Royko

At last, someone came to tell me I'd been selected as commissioner,
which gave rise to the line that I took the job with clean hands.
I was then taken downstairs to a press conference,
and the reporters were as surprised as I was.
- Pete Rozelle

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

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

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

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

Right-wing media and politicians are looking for any
opportunity to be critical of the reporters who are here.
Some reporters make judgments, but that is not my style.
I present both sides and report what I see with my own eyes.
- Peter Arnett

The legions of reporters who cover politics don't want
to quit the clash and thunder of electoral combat for
the dry duty of analyzing the federal budget.
As a consequence, we have created the perpetual presidential campaign.
- Hugh Sidey

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

And one of the things I've tried to do in my first
months in office is to give more Georgians -
reporters and members of the general public alike -
a closer look at how their government works.
- Roy Barnes

It is not to benefit CBS, not to benefit its reporters.
On this one, the entire basis of it is this is a way to get more information,
more important information to the public.
And that's why so many states recognize this.
- Floyd Abrams

The Times' new credibility committee report that was
issued on Monday very specifically said they will be
putting in a policy that reporters must get permission
from their department heads to appear on television,
which I think is a really good thing.
- Daniel Okrent

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

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


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