|#7469||After two or three weeks of this madness, you begin to feel As One with|
the man who said, "No news is good news." In twenty-eight papers, only
the rarest kind of luck will turn up more than two or three articles of
any interest... but even then the interest items are usually buried deep
around paragraph 16 on the jump (or "Cont. on ...") page...
The Post will have a story about Muskie making a speech in Iowa. The
Star will say the same thing, and the Journal will say nothing at all.
But the Times might have enough room on the jump page to include a line
or so that says something like: "When he finished his speech, Muskie
burst into tears and seized his campaign manager by the side of the neck.
They grappled briefly, but the struggle was kicked apart by an oriental
woman who seemed to be in control."
Now that's good journalism. Totally objective; very active and straight
to the point.
-- Hunter S. Thompson, "Fear and Loathing '72"
|#7470||All newspaper editorial writers ever do is come down from the hills after|
the battle is over and shoot the wounded.
|#7471||An editor is one who separates the wheat from the chaff and prints the chaff.|
-- Adlai Stevenson
|#7472||"... And remember: if you don't like the news, go out and make some of|
-- "Scoop" Nisker, KFOG radio reporter Preposterous Words
|#7473||And that's the way it is...|
-- Walter Cronkite
|#7474||Earth Destroyed by Solar Flare -- film clips at eleven.|
|#7475||Every journalist has a novel in him, which is an excellent place for it.|
|#7476||Everything you read in newspapers is absolutely true, except for that|
rare story of which you happen to have first-hand knowledge.
-- Erwin Knoll
Intelligence of mankind decreasing.
Details at ... uh, when the little hand is on the ....
|#7478||... Had this been an actual emergency, we would have fled in terror,|
and you would not have been informed.