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Quotable Sunday: Media

Hello All, welcome to Quotable Sunday, a day to share your favorite quotes with everyone. I think we all know the drill here LOL. Post a new post on your site with one or more of your favorite quotes, grab the link and add it to the linky below then check out the other participants.

This week my quotes are about media:

Journalism largely consists in saying “Lord Jones is dead” to people who never knew Lord Jones was alive. ~G.K. Chesterton

We can’t quite decide if the world is growing worse, or if the reporters are just working harder. ~The Houghton Line, November 1965

Newspapers: dead trees with information smeared on them. ~Horizon, “Electronic Frontier”

I always turn to the sports section first. The sports section records people’s accomplishments; the front page nothing but man’s failures. ~Earl Warren, quoted in Sports Illustrated, 22 July 1968

If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read: “President Can’t Swim.” ~Lyndon B. Johnson

Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand of a clock. ~Ben Hecht

Media is definitely something that is great at times but sometimes it’s not so great LOL. Hope you have a great Sunday, I am off to read my paper LOL.

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    If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read: “President Can’t Swim.” ~Lyndon B. Johnson

    My favorite. Thanks for the fun!
    .-= The IE Mommy´s last blog ..Quotable Sunday – The Olympics =-.

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    Very nice quotes today! I have always liked this one:
    I always turn to the sports section first. The sports section records people’s accomplishments; the front page nothing but man’s failures.
    Have a great week!
    .-= LT´s last blog ..Take Me Back Tuesday =-.

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    I liked the Johnson quote, as well. I think it would be true for any modern president. That’s one job I’d never want. Really, I wouldn’t want to be in any job where the media follows you constantly, lol.
    .-= Lori @table_4_7´s last blog ..Quotable Sunday: House vs. Home =-.

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    Great choice of topics. I have a love/hate relationship with the media (especially TV news programs), some things they just take too far, and it then goes from being news to sensationalism, but I find myself watching just waiting for the new piece of info that I didn’t already know!

    I like this one, it is so very true. We think that “worse” things happen these days, but in reality, they probably always did, we just did not hear about them all or so quickly. With electronic media, we hear about things instantly.
    We can’t quite decide if the world is growing worse, or if the reporters are just working harder. ~The Houghton Line, November 1965
    .-= Martha´s last blog ..Quotable Sunday – George Washington =-.

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    Ohh, those are good! I really like this one: Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand of a clock. ~Ben Hecht

    Happy QS!
    .-= Serendipity is Sweet´s last blog ..Quotable Sunday – Quotes on Government =-.

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    JAM (Just A Mom) :

    I wonder about this too…

    We can’t quite decide if the world is growing worse, or if the reporters are just working harder.

    Hope you’re having a great weekend!

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