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1. "I later heard somewhere, or read, that Malcolm X telephoned an apology to the reporter. But this was the kind of evidence which caused many close observers of the Malcolm X phenomenon to declare in absolute seriousness that he was the only Negro in America who could either start a race riot-or stop one. When I once quoted this to him, tacitly inviting his comment, he told me tartly, "I don't know if I could start one. I don't know if I'd want to stop one."
Author: Alex Haley
2. "Yeah, he's just a huge flirt. He flirted with me, every female reporter within eyeshot, some of the men, and a pot plant on the way into his office. It's pathological."
Author: Ally Blake
3. "War coverage should be more than a parade of retired generals and retired government flacks posing as reporters."
Author: Amy Goodman
4. "As a reporter you tend to seek coherence from your subject or your source - it all needs to add up and make sense. In truth, in reality, there's often a great deal of murkiness and muddiness, confusion and contradiction."
Author: Amy Waldman
5. "I wasn't the greatest reporter in the world, but I wasn't starting at zero."
Author: Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr.
6. "I used to be a print reporter."
Author: Bob Schieffer
7. "Today's internet bloggers and television's talking heads don't have that [a partnership]. No safety net. No brakes. No one there to question, doubt or inspire. No editor. [Carl Bernstein's A reporter's assessment]"
Author: Bob Woodward
8. "I got my start in lefty journalism as a labor reporter at 'In These Times', and it's in my blood."
Author: Chris Hayes
9. "I'm fully aware," Firth told a reporter for the English magazine Now, "that if I were to change professions tomorrow, become an astronaut and be the first man to land on Mars, the headlines in the newspapers would read: `Mr. Darcy Lands on Mars."
Author: Colin Firth
10. "Note to reporters: The sanctimony thing probably works better on someone who has never broken real stories."
Author: Colin Flaherty
11. "You can be a great reporter and not be such a great talk show host."
Author: Dan Abrams
12. "I know there are reporters who ridicule pundits."
Author: Daniel Okrent
13. "I'm afraid we'll see reporters stop chasing quotes around the same time dogs stop chasing cars."
Author: Daniel Okrent
14. "I think it's particularly fun not being a full-time showbiz reporter because you still have the 'Oh, wow!' factor when you go out on the red carpet and there are these big stars that are standing there. But if you're doing this day in and day out, it becomes a little blase."
Author: Daryn Kagan
15. "When a bill was put before the state legislature in Jefferson City that would have prohibited anyone who owned a saloon from holding elective office and reporters asked what he thought of it, Alderman Jim said probably the bill was intended as a way of improving the reputation of saloonkeepers."
Author: David McCullough
16. "The most basic barrier was language itself, very few Americans in Iraq whether soldiers or diplomats or news paper reporters could speak more than a few words of Arabic. A remarkable number of them didn't even have translators. That meant for many Iraqis the typical 19 year old army corporal from South Dakota was not a youthful innocent carrying Americas good will, he was a terrifying combination of firepower and ignorance."
Author: Dexter Filkins
17. "And I realized that there was no sports reporter, so I started covering sporting events."
Author: Ed Bradley
18. "If women ran Hollywood, 'The Hollywood Reporter' would have a 'Men in Entertainment' issue every year, and those jerks would have to write something."
Author: Elizabeth Meriwether
19. "I think, though, that people will read into a reporter's story a bias that they want to see in a reporter."
Author: Garrett Graff
20. "I would say the best moment of all was when I caught a 7.5-lb. perch in my lake. (Answering a reporter who asked him to name the best moment of his Presidency.)"
Author: George W. Bush
21. "Who will protect your rights better? A king, president or you? Who will protect the truth? A reporter, a labor union or you? Who will protect and teach your children to seek truth? A textbook committee, an education bureaucrat, or you? Did a commission of wise men stop the Holocaust? Did a committee of Congress end Jim Crow? No. In each case, the work was done by individuals who would not abide convenient lies. They saw injustice and they called it out. They saw their nation wage war against a single group and they said "not in my name." They didn't wait for the conventions of society to catch up to God's laws. They pushed. They pressed. And they were victorious."
Author: Glenn Beck
22. "The AP has only so many reporters, and CNN only has so many cameras, but we've got a world full of people with digital cameras and Internet access."
Author: Howard Rheingold
23. "He understood then that all his exploits as a reporter, the feats that had won him such recognition and fame, were merely an attempt to keep his most ancient fears at bay, a stratagem for taking refuge behind a lens to test whether reality was more tolerable from that perspective."
Author: Isabel Allende
24. "In a very straightforward way, I am a terrible reporter. I'm not someone who can go into a story and not get involved."
Author: Janine Di Giovanni
25. "It was always hard work to push through a crowed of reporters with the scent of blood in their nostrils. You might not think so, since on camera they appear to be brain-damaged wimps with severe eating disorders. But put them at a police barricade and a miraculous thing happens...The strength comes from some mysterious place-and somehow, when there is gore on the ground, these anorexic creatures can push their way through anything. Without mussing their hair, too."
Author: Jeff Lindsay
26. "Even our parents seemed agree more and more with the television version of things, listening to the reporters' inanities as though they could tell us the truth about our own lives"
Author: Jeffrey Eugenides
27. "The reporter is the daily prisoner of clocked facts. On all working days, he is expected to do his best in one swift swipe at each story."
Author: Jim Bishop
28. "In Iraq, embedding allows us to put reporters in situations that would otherwise be too dangerous for them."
Author: Jim Walton
29. "The reporter asked, "why did you play so hard.""Because there might have been somebody in the stands today who'd never seen my play before, and might never see me again"-Joe DiMaggio"
Author: Joe DiMaggio
30. "If you want to get an education in how to get a story and how to survive, then get a street reporter job in New York City."
Author: John Tesh
31. "He's painted himself into a corner and a thousand lazy reporters and ever-so-sincere politicians had rendered the only word that he could use comically melodramatic. 'I think ... Johannes Cabal ... is evil."
Author: Jonathan L. Howard
32. "Being a gossip reporter just isn't a respectable job. It'll chew you up and spit you out."
Author: Kim Cattrall
33. "I'm unique for a suspense author in that I don't have a specialty background. A lot of suspense writers used to be lawyers or crime beat reporters. I didn't even know a cop when I started out. I finally figured out that I could visit prisons - I just had to be willing to make the phone calls."
Author: Lisa Gardner
34. "As a newspaper reporter, I covered and was around a fair number of crime scenes involving juvenile delinquents, and few things bothered me more than listening to their parents. Crying, ranting, proclaiming how great their children were despite being kicked out of school or previous run-ins with the law."
Author: LZ Granderson
35. "The deadlines are much, much longer with books. When I was a reporter, a lot of times I'd come in at 8:30 a.m., get an assignment right away, interview somebody, turn the story in by 9:30, and have the finished story in the paper that landed on my desk by noon."
Author: Margaret Haddix
36. "As a reporter, I approach every situation knowing that everyone has his or her own agenda. It's not a bad thing; it's just a fact."
Author: Maria Bartiromo
37. "If you can manipulate news, a judge can manipulate the law. A smart lawyer can keep a killer out of jail, a smart accountant can keep a thief from paying taxes, a smart reporter could ruin your reputation- unfairly."
Author: Mario Cuomo
38. "A reporter asked Barth what was the single most important theological discovery he'd made. After stopping to consider his answer carefully, Barth said, "Jesus loves me. This I know, for the Bible tells me so." Indeed, we can never outgrow that one great, majestic, and simple transforming truth."
Author: Mark Driscoll
39. "To capture the human cost of fallen empire with all its horror and absurdity, Sheets offers the right combination: the political insight of a top reporter and the power of a novelist."
Author: Martin Cruz Smith
40. "Materialism has defeated feminism as well. In a sign of the times, Gloria Steinem was on the picket line when the first American DeBeers store opened on Fifth Avenue in June 2005, protesting the evictions of Bushmen in Botswana to make room for diamond miners and the charges that the company dealt in "blood diamonds" used to finance civil wars in Africa.Her presence meant nothing to young Hollywood beauties who are pleased to shill for the diamond industry in magazine layouts and personal appearances.As Steinem stood outside, Lindsay Lohan was inside the party, gushing over the possibility that she could get to wear one of the big rocks.Asked by reporters about the Bushmen controversy, she shrugged it off: "I don't get involved in any drama."
Author: Maureen Dowd
41. "I almost became a political journalist, having worked as a reporter at the time of Watergate. The proximity to those events motivated me, when I wound up doing philosophy, to try to use it to move the public debate."
Author: Michael Sandel
42. "Never steal another reporter's story; never take the last of another reporter's ammo; never mess with another reporter's computer. Those are the rules, unless you work for a tabloid, where they replace "never" with "always"..."
Author: Mira Grant
43. "I don't think a reporter should give advice or make predictions."
Author: Peter Jennings
44. "He loved his job, which allowed time to do it without comparing his performance to others'. He loved the economics of death: hastening a person's passage into the afterlife not only provided him with a good living: it gave work to coroners, beat cops, detectives, crime scene technicians, the people who made fingerprint powder and luminal and other sundry chemicals and devices - not to mention firearm, ammunition, coffin, and tissue manufacturers - obituary writers, crime reporters, novelists."
Author: Robert Liparulo
45. "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."
Author: Robert Scheer
46. "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."
Author: Roy Barnes
47. "Who knew there were still people like that in this world, though? Everybody wants to talk about themselves, and everybody wants to hear everybody else's story, so we take turns playing reporter and celebrity. 'It must have made you very sad when your own father raped you - can you describe some of your feelings at the time? Yes, I wept and wept, wonder why something like this had to happen to me'. It's like that. Everyone's running around comparing wounds, like bodybuilders showing off their muscles. And what's really unbelievable is that they really believe they can heal the wounds like that, just by putting them on display."
Author: Ryū Murakami
48. "One hour later, the presedent is standing in the White House press room before a full house of journelist's and reporter's.Obame flash his milien doller grin. It lite up the room like fourth of July fire work's. It cause at least three feamale reporter's in atendence to quietley have orgasems. But then Obame grin vanish and the mood turn sombre."
Author: Seinfeld 2000
49. "Y'all reporters like my quotes, don't you. Yeah, my quotes are Shaqalicious."
Author: Shaquille O'Neal
50. "(reporter interviewing Broadway dancer Tommy Tune:) 'Do you think that greats like Fred Astaire possessed some kind of magic?'(pause)'No. Magic possesses them'."
Author: Tommy Tune

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