Quotations by Fred W. Friendly
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Born: Saturday, October 30, 1915
Died: Tuesday, March 3, 1998 (82 years old)
A composite is a euphemism for a lie. It's disorderly. It's dishonest and it's not journalism.
(Keywords: Lie, Journalism)
Television makes so much at its worst that it can't afford to do its best.
Television was supposed to be a national park. Instead it has become a money machine. It's a commodity now, just like pork bellies.
(Keywords: Money, Machine, Now, Television)
The news is the one thing the networks can point to with pride. Everything else they do is crap, and they know it.
(Keywords: News, Pride)
TV is bigger than any story it reports. It's the greatest teaching tool since the printing press.
(Keywords: Press, Printing, Teaching)