The military mind tends to be conservative, realistic and historical. The civilian mind tends to be liberal, idealistic and Utopian. Journalists, obviously, are civilians, and they tend to distrust, and to suspect, the military’s motives.
Whatever analogy we choose, one thing is clear - any group with influence needs people outside that group who will criticise it. In the real world of politics and society, Journalists do that - proper Journalists who know what having principles means, who aim for objectivity while accepting that it is unattainable, and who are open about who pays them and who they work with.bill thompson
It's a truism that denials never quite catch up with charges. Honest Journalists who may have mistakenly printed false information know that the most prominent retraction never quite undoes the damage done by the original publication.
Sometimes, I genuinely enjoy having conversations with Journalists; enjoying the few moments of intimacy with a stranger is fascinating to me. But once in a while that backfires and you're suddenly reading something that has a bent on it that you didn't feel was in the least bit a part of the conversation that you thought you were having. Then you get overly protective and say very little and then you come out of the hole again.gillian anderson
We must express the view, based on our empirical observations, that a substantial number of Journalists are ignorant, lazy, opinionated, and intellectually dishonest. The profession is heavily cluttered with aged hacks toiling through a miasma of mounting decrepitude and often alcoholism, and even more so with arrogant and abrasive youngsters who substitute 'commitment' for insight.conrad black
I never expected to like her at all - she has quite a reputation for being difficult and once told a male interviewer that she would no longer give interviews to female Journalists because 'I don't trust other women in these situations. They establish a sisterhood with you and then betray it every time.' But actually I found her chatty, friendly, good humoured.elaine paige
Secretive power loathes Journalists who do their job: who push back screens, peer behind façades, lift rocks. Opprobrium from on high is their badge of honour.john pilger
Journalists as a group, unlike all other powerful groups, require some protection from themselves, and from their own excesses.
My generation isn’t tolerant of what they see as fake or staged. They’re looking for authenticity and honesty. Journalists who want to reach them need to be able to say, ‘I don’t personally have all the answers, but I do have a good idea about where we’ll find them.'nicole lapin
Journalists are bigger terrorists than terrorists themselves.
What is bravery, and what is bravado? Journalists covering combat shoulder great responsibilities and face difficult choices. Sometimes they pay the ultimate price.
How is the world ruled and led to war? Diplomats lie to Journalists and believe these lies when they see them in print.Karl Kraus
We must constantly encourage Western Journalists to write precisely the opposite of our real intentions and anyone who writes or speaks about our real intentions accurately or impartially in the Western sense of these words must quickly be dismissed and ridiculed as someone of the Right or a fascist, someone who wants to bring back McCarthyism.ivan agayants
One of the greatest problems for international Journalists covering the Middle East is that people who serves as guides for Journalists are often affiliated with Islamic terrorists seeking to turn for foreign visitors against Israel.caroline glick
"I'm a little concerned about this notion everybody wants us to be objective," Jennings said.Jennings said that everyone — even Journalists — have points of view through which they filter their perception of the news. It could be race, sex or income. But, he said, reporters are ideally trained to be as objective as possible."And when we don't think we can be fully objective, to be fair."peter jennings
Furthermore, all the Western politicians, intellectuals and Journalists are obliged to pay homage and bow to the monument that commemorates those allegedly killed in the Nazi concentration camps. In other words, all should acknowledge the veracity of something that has not been proven! This is also one of the propaganda means being applied by the Zionists to portray themselves as the victims of persecution!ali khamenei
Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Anthony Lewis is among the great American Journalists of the past half century. His coverage of legal issues for The New York Times, where he was a columnist for 32 years, along with his best-selling books (including "Gideon's Trumpet"), have made him one of the most popular commentators on American law.anthony lewis
I suppose, in the end, we Journalists try - or should try - to be the first impartial witnesses of history. If we have any reason for our existence, the least must be our ability to report history as it happens so that no one can say: 'we didn't know - no one told us.'robert fisk
A petty reason perhaps why novelists more and more try to keep a distance from Journalists is that novelists are trying to write the truth and Journalists are trying to write fiction.graham greene
It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on Journalists and politicians.henrik ibsen
...deeply concerned at the Maldives government's continued repression of protestors, including beatings, pepper-spraying, and arrests. Those attacked include peaceful demonstrators, members of parliament, Journalists and bystanders.
I do not know why Journalists insist on calling their stuff "pieces", when they are in fact little entities, attempting to have beginnings, middles and endings.
I assume there is such a thing as Central Europe, even though many people deny its existence, beginning with statesmen and Journalists who persist in calling it "Eastern Europe" and ending with my friend Joseph Brodsky, who prefers to reserve for it the name of "Western Asia." In these decades of the 20th century, Central Europe seems to exist only in the minds of some of its intellectuals.
A free press is one where it's okay to state the conclusion you're led to by the evidence . One reason I'm in hot water is because my colleagues and I at NOW didn't play by the conventional rules of Beltway journalism . Those rules divide the world into Democrats & Republicans , liberals & conservatives , and allow Journalists to pretend they have done their job if instead of reporting the truth behind the news , they merely give each side an opportunity to spin the news.
The national religion in the United States is worship of all things military. And Journalists are its high priests.
How is the world ruled and how do wars start? Diplomats tell lies to Journalists and then believe what they read. ~ Karl Kraus
Party become so arrogantly detached from ordinary Americans? Though they claim to speak for the poor and dispossessed, Democrats have increasingly become the party of an upper-middle-class professional elite, top-heavy with Journalists , academics and lawyers .
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