Quotations on Media

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On the Northern Ireland question, for instance, the British and Irish governments prohibit media contact with members of the IRA, but we have always gone ahead, believing in the right to information.
- Kate Adie
(Keywords: Information, Ireland, Irish, Media, Question, Right)

I don't want to be involved in endless media gossip.
- Kate Adie
(Keywords: Gossip, Media, Want)

You have to look also to the media, where you have a vast majority of the loudest and most influential political voices in America media from people who came from the entertainment world.
- Ben Affleck
(Keywords: People, America, Entertainment, Majority, Media, World)

When it comes to helping out, I don't believe in doing it for the media attention. My goal is to support the organizations that need help.
- Paul Allen
(Keywords: Goal, Attention, Help, Media, Support)

I think that reality TV is so bad. It is a tool by the media to not make people think.
- Naveen Andrews
(Keywords: People, Media, Reality)

The media's power is frail. Without the people's support, it can be shut off with the ease of turning a light switch.
- Corazon Aquino
(Keywords: Power, People, Light, Media, Support)

Right-wing media and politicians are looking for any opportunity to be critical of the reporters who are here. Some reporters make judgments, but that is not my style. I present both sides and report what I see with my own eyes.
- Peter Arnett
(Keywords: Opportunity, Eyes, Media, Politicians, Present, Right, Style)

Developments in information technology and globalised media mean that the most powerful military in the history of the world can lose a war, not on the battlefield of dust and blood, but on the battlefield of world opinion.
- Timothy Garton Ash
(Keywords: History, Technology, War, Blood, Information, Media, Military, Opinion, World)

As we have seen, WikiLeaks is a robust organization. During my time in solitary confinement in the basement of a Victorian prison, we continue to release, our media partners continued to write stories. The important revelations from this material continue to come out. We have approximately 2,000 cables into 250,000.
- Julian Assange
(Keywords: Time, Media, Prison)

What the mass media offers is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten, and replaced by a new dish.
- W. H. Auden
(Keywords: Art, Food, Entertainment, Media, Popular)

I dare suggest that the composer would do himself and his music an immediate and eventual service by total, resolute and voluntary withdrawal from this public world to one of private performance and electronic media.
- Milton Babbitt
(Keywords: Music, Performance, Media, Public, Service, World)

There's less critical thinking going on in this country on a Main Street level - forget about the media - than ever before. We've never needed people to think more critically than now, and they've taken a big nap.
- Alec Baldwin
(Keywords: People, Country, Forget, Media, Now, Thinking)

You know what, man? I don't have time to worry about what people think. I'm focused on the youth of America. I'm focused on the kids who are dressing like whores. Because that's the message in the media.
- Stephen Baldwin
(Keywords: Time, People, America, Kids, Man, Media, Worry, Youth)

We want you to sit down and leave your egos at home and let's get an understanding as to where all this is foolishness coming from. There are others who are putting things out there or throwing a stick and hiding their hand and keeping things built up in the media.
- Afrika Bambaataa
(Keywords: Home, Foolishness, Media, Understanding, Want)

Here we are in the 70's when everything really is horrible and it really stinks. The mass media, everything on television everything everywhere is just rotten. You know it's just really boring and really evil, ugly and worse.
- Lester Bangs
(Keywords: Evil, Media, Television, Ugly)

The mainstream media may have trouble resisting the temptation to declare that Karl Rove has been demoted, but the truth is quite the contrary. By giving up his role as deputy White House chief of staff, Rove has been freed to do what he does best: shape big issues and develop strategies to win elections.
- Fred Barnes
(Keywords: Truth, Elections, Giving, May, Media, Temptation, Trouble)

Today the Western powers and media want to domesticate us like sheep, to keep us tame and domesticated.
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Keywords: Media, Sheep, Today, Want)

But the weakness comes from these Westernised co-opted Muslim leaders who just want to look good in the eyes of the West and Western media.
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Keywords: Muslim, Eyes, Leaders, Media, Want, Weakness)

Neither science, nor the politics in power, nor the mass media, nor business, nor the law nor even the military are in a position to define or control risks rationally.
- Ulrich Beck
(Keywords: Politics, Business, Power, Science, Control, Law, Media, Military)

Post-modernism has cut off the present from all futures. The daily media add to this by cutting off the past. Which means that critical opinion is often orphaned in the present.
- John Berger
(Keywords: Media, Opinion, Past, Post, Present)

In Holland and Spain and France, where so many of us come from, people aren't interested in the sex lives of their players. We don't hear these stories - even in Italy where the media is right on top of football.
- Dennis Bergkamp
(Keywords: Sex, People, Football, France, Italy, Media, Right, Spain)

Moveon is not a one-way broadcast media. The Internet, when used best, is a two-way media. We have a forum in which people can post comments and those comments can be rated. We get a sense of what people feel most passionately about.
- Joan Blades
(Keywords: People, Internet, Media, Post, Sense)

I keep telling myself, don't get cocky. Give your services to the press and the media, be nice to the kids, throw a baseball into the stands once in a while.
- Vida Blue
(Keywords: Baseball, Kids, Media, Press)

I'm writing a film. With our access to these powerful media, we're going to take over, because it's really disgusting what is put out there now to be consumed.
- Lisa Bonet
(Keywords: Film, Media, Now, Writing)

In fact - statistically, as you know - people have done polls, research, and at least 80 percent or more or working media are liberal Democrats if they are involved with any party and certainly liberal in their philosophy.
- Pat Boone
(Keywords: People, Democrats, Fact, Liberal, Media, Party, Philosophy, Research)

I think that the balance needs to be restored, and I would note that in the camp in which I am in, one finds libraries, universities, the Internet industry, the manufacturers of digital media, and consumers.
- Rick Boucher
(Keywords: Balance, Internet, Libraries, Media, Needs)

I've had a little bad, bad media luck the new year. Well, apparently I'm dating Bill Clinton, which makes me nervous. I didn't know, though.
- Julie Bowen
(Keywords: Dating, Luck, Media, New year)

Performance art can involve the audience with taste, smell and sounds not available with electronic media and not practical with conventional theater. This is due to the usually small audience.
- Jack Bowman
(Keywords: Art, Performance, Media, Taste, Theater)

All musicians start out with ideals but hanging on to them in the face of media scrutiny takes real integrity. Tougher still is to live up to the ideals of your dedicated fans.
- Billy Bragg
(Keywords: Fans, Ideals, Integrity, Media, Musicians)

Media, the plural of mediocrity.
- Jimmy Breslin
(Keywords: Media, Mediocrity)

Media reporting denied privacy to anybody doing what I do for a living. It was no longer possible to work on your picture in privacy.
- James L. Brooks
(Keywords: Work, Living, Media, Privacy)

Multinational corporations do control. They control the politicians. They control the media. They control the pattern of consumption, entertainment, thinking. They're destroying the planet and laying the foundation for violent outbursts and racial division.
- Jerry Brown
(Keywords: Control, Corporations, Entertainment, Media, Politicians, Thinking)

Serial killers kill for the power and control they experience during the murders and for the added ego boost they get in the aftermath from community fears, media coverage, and the police investigations.
- Pat Brown
(Keywords: Experience, Power, Control, Community, Ego, Media, Police)

Tell us exactly - certainly our listeners - why does it appear that some folks, certainly in the Democratic Party and in the news media - seem to be afraid of you?
- Tony Brown
(Keywords: Media, News, Party)

Intervention for the prevention and control of osteoporosis should comprise a combination of legislative action, educational measures, health service activities, media coverage, and individual counselling to initiate changes in behaviour.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Keywords: Health, Action, Control, Media, Prevention, Service)

Nearly every coach I've talked with tells me that the attention you get from media and other people is the thing you miss most. I don't know if that's right.
- Bear Bryant
(Keywords: People, Attention, Coach, Media, Right)

But if Russia is to be part of this larger zone of peace it cannot bring into it its imperial baggage. It cannot bring into it a policy of genocide against the Chechens, and cannot kill journalists, and it cannot repress the mass media.
- Zbigniew Brzezinski
(Keywords: Peace, Policy, Genocide, Media, Russia, Zone)

Unfortunately, the media, which are not at all reluctant to act in their own self-interest, have succeeded in equating reform in the public mind with further restrictions on just about everyone else's freedom of political speech.
- James L. Buckley
(Keywords: Act, Freedom, Media, Mind, Public, Reform, Self, Speech)

The kind of corruption the media talk about, the kind the Supreme Court was concerned about, involves the putative sale of votes in exchange for campaign contributions.
- James L. Buckley
(Keywords: Corruption, Court, Media, Talk)

It was OK for the media to pursue Former President Clinton year after year for lying about a private, consensual sexual affair, but we have five justices who committed one of the biggest crimes in American History, and it ceased to be a big story.
- Vincent Bugliosi
(Keywords: History, American, Lying, Media, President)

The mass media in the days of newspapers and television it's hard to be able to find a story that's about just what you're interested in at the time you're interested in it.
- Guy Burgess
(Keywords: Time, Media, Newspapers, Television)

Americans need accurate information in order to consider Social Security reform. Too bad the media can't be counted upon to provide it.
- Herman Cain
(Keywords: Americans, Information, Media, Order, Reform, Security)

The real problem that I think those of us who are evangelicals and Democrats have to face up to is that the political right controls the religious media.
- Tony Campolo
(Keywords: Democrats, Media, Religious, Right)

As I discovered, even the governor of a major state who holds pro-life views can be denied a hearing at his party's convention without the national media protesting it.
- Robert Casey
(Keywords: Hearing, Media, Party, State)

The media transforms the great silence of things into its opposite. Formerly constituting a secret, the real now talks constantly. News reports, information, statistics, and surveys are everywhere.
- Michel De Certeau
(Keywords: Information, Media, News, Now, Silence, Statistics)

Television doesn't make stars. It's the written media, the press, that makes stars.
- Chevy Chase
(Keywords: Media, Press, Stars, Television)

The mobile market is exploding and it makes perfect sense for a media company like ours to create a real content destination for the billions of cell-phone users around the world.
- Peter Chernin
(Keywords: Company, Content, Media, Sense, World)

People have accepted the media's idea of what feminism is, but that doesn't mean that it's right or true or real. Feminism is not monolithic. Within feminism, there is an array of opinions.
- Judy Chicago
(Keywords: People, Idea, Feminism, Media, Opinions, Right)

If our language, our programs, our creations are not strongly present in the new media, the young generation of our country will be economically and culturally marginalized.
- Jacques Chirac
(Keywords: Country, Language, Media, Present, Will)

All I want is for people to listen to it with unbiased ears, and decide for themselves. I just don't want them to be dictated to by the media, or have preconceptions about it. If you like it, great. If you don't, fair enough.
- Melanie Chisholm
(Keywords: People, Media, Want)



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