Newspapers

  • If some great great catastrophe is not announced every morning, we feel a certain void. Nothing in the paper today, we sigh.


    Disasters, News, Newspapers

  • It is always a risk to speak to the press: they are likely to report what you say.


    Newspapers, Press, Quotations

  • What is the difference between a reporter and a journalist? A reporter is someone who records facts; journalist is a fancy word for someone who makes stuff up.


    Journalism, Newspapers

  • I don’t care what the newspaper say about me as long as they spell my name right.


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  • There is nothing so fretting and vexatious, nothing so justly terrible to tyrants and their tools and abettors, as a free press.


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  • Newspapers, even, have degenerated. They may now be absolutely relied on.


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  • There are laws to protect the freedom of the press’s speech, but none that are worth anything to protect the people from the press.


    Freedom, Newspapers, Press

  • It is part of the social mission of every great newspaper to provide a refuge and a home for the largest possible number of salaried eccentrics.


    Newspapers

  • Freedom of the press in Britain means freedom to print such of the proprietor’s prejudices as the advertisers don’t object to.


    Freedom, Newspapers, Press

  • I’m with you on the free press. It’s the newspapers I can’t stand.


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  • Accuracy to a newspaper is what virtue is to a lady. But a newspaper can always print a retraction.


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  • The newspapers Sir. They are the most villainous, licentious, abominable, infernal… Not that I ever read them. No, I make it a rule never to look into a newspaper.


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  • If a newspaper runs a sex crime it is smut. But when the New York Times prints it, it is a sociological study.


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  • Exclusives aren’t what they used to be We tend to put ’exclusive ‘on everything just to annoy other newspapers. I once put ‘exclusive ‘on the weather by mistake.


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  • Whenever I see a newspaper I think of the poor trees. As trees, they provide beauty, shade and shelter. But as paper all they provide is rubbish.


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  • When newspapers became solvent they lost a good deal of their old venality, but at the same time they became increasingly cautious, for capital is always timid.


    Newspapers

  • The art of newspaper paragraphing is to stroke a platitude until it purrs like an epigram.


    Newspapers

  • People don’t actually read newspapers. They get into them every morning like a hot bath.


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  • You should always believe all you read in the newspapers as this makes them more interesting.


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  • The British press is always looking for stuff to fill the space between their cartoons.


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  • An editor is a person employed by a newspaper whose business it is to separate the wheat from the chaff and to see that the chaff is printed.


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