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1. "The really clever people now want to be lawyers or journalists."
Author: A. N. Wilson
2. "Does the mainstream media have a liberal bias? On a couple of things, maybe. Compared to the American public at large, probably a slightly higher percentage of journalists, because of thier enhanced power of discernment, realize they know a gay person or two, and are, therefore, less frightened of them."
Author: Al Franken
3. "The bad news for journalists today is that the media, however seriously people who are in the public eye take it, is not taken as seriously as it once was - by the public."
Author: Alastair Campbell
4. "No foundation that I am aware of has hired ex-journalists to promote a thoroughgoing inquiry."
Author: Alexander Cockburn
5. "In the end, does it really matter if newspapers physically disappear? Probably not: the world is always changing. But does it matter if organisations independent enough and rich enough to employ journalists to do their job disappear? Yes, that matters hugely; it affects the whole of life and society."
Author: Andrew Marr
6. "Press junkets are incredibly annoying. You sit in a chair for three to six hours and have different journalists shuttle in for three minutes at a time, asking cheesy movie questions to get a quick sound bite - and that's their only objective. You can't really move or eat. You're just stuck there. It's pressure, constant pressure."
Author: Annabella Sciorra
7. "Sure, some journalists use anonymous sources just because they're lazy and I think editors ought to insist on more precise identification even if they remain anonymous."
Author: Ben Bradlee
8. "I hate the world and almost all the people in it. I hate the Labour Congress and the journalists who send men to be slaughtered, and the fathers who feel a smug pride when their sons are killed, and even the pacifists who keep saying human nature is essentially good, in spite of all the daily proofs to the contrary. I hate the planet and the human race—I am ashamed to belong to such a species."
Author: Bertrand Russell
9. "It's not the journalists; it's the critics that I can't understand. I've never understood what kind of a person would want to criticize someone else's work."
Author: Buzz Osborne
10. "Journalists obsess about their leads. Don Wycliff, a winner of prizes for editorial writing, says, "I've always been a believer that if I've got two hours in which to write a story, the best investment I can make is to spend the first hour and forty-five minutes of it getting a good lead, because after that everything will come easily."
Author: Chip Heath
11. "The truth is, I don't have any problem with journalists - I count some of them as friends - also some of my heroes are journalists, I'm a big fan of Robert Fisk - great people or crazy people who are prepared to stand up for what's right."
Author: Daniel Craig
12. "Look at the language. If a scientist delivers the simple, unconditional, absolutely certain statements that politicians and journalists want, he is talking as an activist, not a scientist."
Author: Daniel Gardner
13. "I mean, Britain is a country of successful Muslim businesspeople, teachers and educators, journalists. So, we have to say very strongly that the two million plus Muslims in Britain, the vast bulk of them make a huge contribution to our society, and they actually make it the vibrant society it is."
Author: David Miliband
14. "I never sue journalists. I employ journalists. I employ too many of them. I don't sue journalists."
Author: Felix Dennis
15. "I like journalists."
Author: George Wendt
16. "I've had two instances when I've met journalists face to face and we've had good interviews and I've said, 'We don't have children, by the way,' and then they've written it. I'm not sure what that's about. As misleading facts go, it's not a terrible one but it isn't true - we don't have kids."
Author: Gina McKee
17. "Journalists are accused of being lapdogs when they don't ask the hard questions, but then accused of being rude when they do. Good thing we have tough hides."
Author: Gwen Ifill
18. "It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians."
Author: Henrik Ibsen
19. "Publishers are notoriously slothful about numbers, unless they're attached to dollar signs - unlike journalists, quarterbacks, and felony criminal defendants who tend to be keenly aware of numbers at all times."
Author: Hunter S. Thompson
20. "From opinion surveys that journalists are less trusted and less esteemed than used to be the case."
Author: Ian Hargreaves
21. "Journalists justify their treachery in various ways according to their temperaments. The more pompous talk about freedom of speech and "the public's right to know"; the least talented talk about Art; the seemliest murmur about earning a living."
Author: Janet Malcolm
22. "The idea that women journalists bring a different taste in stories or sensibility isn't true."
Author: Jill Abramson
23. "Back in George W. Bush's second term, when diplomatic realism began to overtake foolish bellicosity, the president developed one of his patented nicknames for the two most powerful neoconservative journalists, William Kristol and Charles Krauthammer: he called them 'the Bomber Boys.'"
Author: Joe Klein
24. "Novel writing should never be confused with journalism. Unfortunately, in the case of Primary Colors, a fair number of journalists confused."
Author: Joe Klein
25. "We journalists love writing about eccentrics. We hate writing about impenetrable, boring people. It makes us look bad: the duller the interviewee, the duller the prose. If you want to get away with wielding true, malevolent power, be boring."
Author: Jon Ronson
26. "I think of us as journalists; the medium we work in is blogging."
Author: Joshua Micah Marshall
27. "Are you a journalist?""I'm a doctor.""Good. We need doctors, Wallahi." Sadoon scowled. "Journalists only tell lies and smuggle carpets."
Author: Leslie Cockburn
28. "As Americans, we rightfully place tremendous value on having a free and independent press. Our role as journalists is to give voice to the voiceless, and hold our leaders and institutions accountable. But the circle is only completed when that information is consumed by a free-thinking and engaged audience."
Author: Lester Holt
29. "Where journalists have gotten themselves in trouble over the last few decades is that their skepticism often extends only to American officials, the U.S. military and Republican politicians."
Author: Linda Chavez
30. "I don't like journalists and I hardly ever talk to them."
Author: Mario Balotelli
31. "Chapter 4,‘Organised abuse and the pleasures of disbelief', uses Zizek's (1991) insights into cite political role of enjoyment to analyse the hyperbole and scorn that has characterised the sceptical account of organised and ritualistic abuse. The central argument of this chapter is that organised abuse has come to public attention primarily as a subject of ridicule within the highly partisan writings of journalists, academics and activists aligned with advocacy groups for people accused of sexual abuse. Whilst highlighting the pervasive misrepresentations that characterise these accounts, the chapter also implicates media consumers in the production of ignorance and disdain in relation to organised abuse and women's and children's accounts of sexual abuse more generally."
Author: Michael Salter
32. "...self-important western journalists who'd given up their sacred trust to become cheerleaders for trendy causes, the way communist journalists had once been cheerleaders for the government...They were depriving the free world of its most valuable weapon in condemning and exposing the worst human scourge since Nazism: the targeting and murder of civilians to achieve political and religious ends."
Author: Naomi Ragen
33. "Lazareff believed that "a journalists first duty is to be read," but Camus felt it was to tell the truth as much as possible, with as much style as possible. Camus saw "Lazareffism" as unacceptable journalism, a mixture of political submissiveness, raw crime, and nonsense. Pia and Camus hated the spineless large-circulation press, which followed orders and catered to its readers' lower instincts."
Author: Olivier Todd
34. "Journalists are notoriously prone to exaggerate the beneficial impact of elections and to ignore more complex developments."
Author: Patrick Cockburn
35. "I ask myself questions that journalists don't dare to ask or don't know how to ask."
Author: Pedro Almodovar
36. "Some of our best journalists take themselves even more seriously than the politicians they write about."
Author: R. W. Apple Jr.
37. "I think there ought to be a club in which preachers and journalists could come together and have the sentimentalism of the one matched with the cynicism of the other. That ought to bring them pretty close to the truth."
Author: Reinhold Niebuhr
38. "There's many heroic underappreciated investigative journalists."
Author: Robert Crumb
39. "The fact is, most journalists I know are not particularly political. They move around a lot."
Author: Ron Suskind
40. "Strange bonds of trust and self-deception tend to grow between journalists and their subjects."
Author: Sam Harris
41. "Copywriters, journalists, mainstream authors, ghostwriters, bloggers and advertising creatives have as much right to think of themselves as good writers as academics, poets, or literary novelists."
Author: Sara Sheridan
42. "I don't think journalists in World War II were objective about the Nazis, and I don't think they should have been."
Author: Sebastian Junger
43. "People think because 'Vice' is irreverent and because we're crazy, we're stunt journalists. You know what? I don't actually care."
Author: Shane Smith
44. "The journalistic code of ethics governing the broadcasts requires that opposing views be presented, and that journalists' personal opinions or judgments be left out of factual reporting."
Author: Sheri Fink
45. "The reason why she had chosen journalism was because of those who had done so before her. Stalwart women and men who reported stories in the days before the Internet. Before it was fashionable to learn Mass Communication. A long time before being a TV reporter and calling up your family to see your face beamed to their homes was an in thing. They were those who had left their families behind as they pursued the truth, opting to go to jail when the government hounded them to reveal their sources. Men and women that would rather quit than write editorials the management wanted them to write. Journalists who never wrote a word they would have to disown. Journalists who took their last breath as they wrote an article was true to what they believed in. They would never sit down and take stock of the stories they had covered and written saying, "So what if twenty of these are non-stories, I at least had five I believed in."
Author: Shweta Ganesh Kumar
46. "As journalists, because you don't carry a gun, you sort of become this observer."
Author: Tim Hetherington
47. "Politicians are just Daily Mail journalists writ large, aren't they? They're always telling us what's going to happen, and we know they don't know!"
Author: Tom Baker
48. "Judy Miller is the most innocent person in this case. I really thought that was outrageous that she was jailed and we needed as journalists to draw a line in the sand in a strong but thoughtful way."
Author: Tom Brokaw
49. "I'm sorry I'm not gay or Jewish, so I don't have a special interest group of journalists that support me."
Author: Vincent Gallo
50. "We were all journalists, professional truth-seekers, but one thing we knew about the truth that laymen were prone to disregard was that it need not be literal or factual; the unpredictable human personality was itself a fact."
Author: Walter Kirn

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