posted on Nov, 23 2004 @ 11:23 AM
All that lying finally getting to them?
"There is no such thing, at this date in the world's history, in America, as an independent press. You know it and I know it.
There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid
weekly for keeping my honest opinion out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you
who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the street looking for another job.
If I allowed my honest opinion to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone. You know it and I know it.
And what folly is this - toasting an independent press? We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they
pull the strings and we dance.
Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes."
John Swinton - New York Times - New York Press Club
"The news and truth are not the same thing."
~~Walter Lippmann, American journalist, 1889-1974
"News is what someone wants to suppress. Everything else is advertising."
- Rubin Frank, former president NBC News
"We tell the people what they need to know, not what they want to know."
- Frank Sesno, CNN News
"Our job is to give people not what they want, but what we decide they ought to have." - Richard Salent, former pres. CBS News