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Compiled by César G. Soriano
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freedom of the press is one of the
great bulwarks of liberty, and can never be restrained but by despotic
-George Mason, Virginia Bill of Rights, June 12, 1776
"The liberty of the press is essential
to the security of the state" --John
press is more difficult than bathing a leper." -Mother
"Our liberty depends on the freedom of
the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost" -Thomas
"The duty of a newspaper is to comfort
the afflicted and afflict the comfortable" -adage
"It is a newspaper's duty to print the
news and raise hell" -The Chicago Times,
"No wonder the newspaper is rotten. We need more
drunkards." -Actor Edward G. Robinson in "Five Star Final",
"Somewhere along the line, many Americans
media to a notch on the morality scale only slightly above that of
molesters." -Gregory Kane, Baltimore Sun, 1997
"The window to the world can be covered by a
newspaper." -Stanislaw Lee, Polish poet, 1962
"Most people don't think for themselves.
They lean on newspapers." -Thomas J. Pendergast, 1992
"Everyone has a magic button. Our role
as reporters is to find it and push it." -adage
"Newspapers are a unique, irreplaceable and essential part of any
"Any person that don't read at least one well-written country newspaper
is not truly informed." -Will Rogers
"Dip your pen into your arteries and write." -William
"My Day Clothes are almost worne out...send the poor printer a few
gammons, or some meal, some butter, cheese, poultry, etc." -John
"The theory of a free press is that the truth will emerge from
and free discussion, that it will be presented perfectly and instantly
any one account." -Walter Lippmann
"A newspaper is an adviser who does not require to be sought, but who
comes of his own accord, and talks to you briefly every day of the
wealth, without distracting you from your private affairs."
"This news is old enough, yet it is every day's news" -William
"The brilliant mission of the newspaper...is to be the high priest
of history, the vitalizer of society, the world's great informer..."
"No town can hope prosperity and trade, unless the press shall
aid." -Eugene Fitch
"A journalist is a reporter out of a job." -Mark
"Harmony seldom makes a headline." -Silas Bent
"Here shall the press the people's right maintain, unawed by influence
and unbribed by gain." -Joseph Story
"Let me make the newspaper, and I care not who makes the religion and
the laws." -Wendell Phillips
"I am not an editor of a newspaper and shall always try to do right
and be good so that God will not make me one." -Mark
"Journalism is the first rough draft of history" -Donald
"Perhaps the best thing which can be said about newspapers in the
States is that they are in chronic disagreement with each other. That
what is meant by a free press." -Jim Bishop
"I believe that the country weekly acts as a form of social cement
in holding the community together." -Lyndon B.
"Hot lead can be almost as effective coming from a Linotype as from
a firearm." -John O'Hara
"Take me ham away, take away my eggs, even my Chili, but leave me my
newspaper." -Will Rogers
"The great art of running a newspaper is the art of guessing where
hell is liable to break loose next." -Joseph B.
"Count the day lost when your newspaper...has not done something to
benefit the community it serves." -Oscar S. Stauffer
"I'd rather smell the printers' ink and hear the presses go around
than go to any grand opera in the world." -Winifred
"A newspaper is a mirror reflecting the public, a mirror more or less
defective, but still a mirror." -Arthur Brisbane
"Three hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand
"Our aim is to tell the truth, fear God and make money." -Stuart
"The world's fanciest VDT system cannot save you if you have no writing
ability." -Martin L. Gibson
"Go to press! It's a damn sight better to give 'em a hell of a lot
of something than a hell of a lot of nothing."
"News is anything you find out today that you didn't know before."
"Newspapers tell beforehand what is going to happen - maybe."
"The difference between burlesque and the
newspapers is that the former never pretended to be performing a public
service by exposure." -I.F. Stone, 1952
"People everywhere confuse what they read
in the newspapers with news." -A. J. Liebling, 1956.
"Freedom of the press is guaranteed only
to those who own one." -A. J. Liebling,
"A good newspaper...is a nation talking
to itself." -Arthur Miller, 1961
"We live under a government of men and
morning newspapers," -Wendell Phillips, 1852
"When a dog bites a man that is not news.
But when a man bites a dog, that is news." -Charles
A. Dana, New
York Sun publisher,1882
"The press is the enemy"
"The nerds have taken over the newsrooms." -Phillip
Knightley, author, 1998
"Journalism: an ability to meet the challenge of
space." -Rebecca West, British novelist, 1956
"Being a reporter is as much a diagnosis as a job
description." -Anna Quindlen, author/journalist, 1993
It's got print on it that tells stories that hundreds of good
all over the world have
broken their backs to get. It gives a lot of information to a lot of
people who wouldn't have known about it if we hadn't taken the trouble
tell them. It's the sum total of the work of a lot of guys who don't
quit. It's a newspaper, that's all. Well, you're right for once,
stupid. And it only costs 10 cents, that's all. But if you only read
the comic section or
the want ads --it's still the best buy for your money in the world"
Robert Conrad in the film, "30"
"You know what people use newspapers for? They roll them up
swat their puppies for wetting on the rug; they spread them on the
floor when they're painting the walls; they wrap fish in them; they
shred them up and pack their two-bit china in them when they move; or
pile up in the garage until an inspector declares them a fire hazard!
But this also happens to be a couple of more things!"
-Actor Robert Conrad in the film, "30"
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