10 Powerful Quotes on News, Media and Journalism – Is Media Becoming a Threat?

10 Powerful Quotes on News, Media and Journalism – Is Media Becoming a Threat
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1) Media is powerful if they use it in right way to serve the people

Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets.. – Napoléon Bonaparte

2) News is cooked now a day

The news isn’t there to tell you what happened. It’s there to tell you what it wants you to hear or what it thinks you want to hear. – Joss Whedon

3) Twisting a story to meet your needs is not journalism

The best fiction is far more true than any journalism. – William Faulkner

4) Read between the lines

Read not the Times, read the Eternities. – Henry David Thoreau

5) Sometimes, ignorance could be the best strategy

The newspapers! Sir, they are the most villainous — licentious — abominable — infernal — Not that I ever read them — no — I make it a rule never to look into a newspaper. – Richard Brinsley Sheridan

6) Don’t believe in what you read

If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re mis-informed. – Mark Twain

7) There’s no purpose of the news actually

News is what a chap who doesn’t care much about anything wants to read. – Evelyn Waugh

8) You can live peaceful life without news

One reason that cats are happier than people is that they have no newspapers. – Gwendolyn Brooks

9) Journalism becoming more like promoting someone

A newspaper is a device for making the ignorant more ignorant and the crazy crazier. – H.L. Mencken

10) Want to find truth, find yourself

I became a journalist because I did not want to rely on newspapers for information.  – Christopher Hitchens