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Cable News Quotes


"Terribly sad news about Stuart Cable, such a lovely, warm, funny, talented man." - Rob Brydon

"Not a lot of people watch cable news, they just don't." - Scott Pelley

"If you're watching cable news, you are going to get a distorted picture." - Rush Limbaugh

"I watch sports and cable news. I'm a political junkie, so that's my interest." - Jerry Springer

"I just don't need cable news. There's nothing that happens on cable news that I don't already know. I'm talking about just the acquisition of information, learning things. What is on cable TV is not that. Cable news isn't news. What is happening on cable news right now is a political assassination of not just Donald Trump, but of ideas and cultural mores that I believe in." - Rush Limbaugh

"Tabloid news is tabloid news." - Elizabeth Edwards

"Sometimes I look around cable news and it's like you wonder whether you're looking at anchors or authors." - Megyn Kelly

"I think a lot of people in television news look at the cable networks with great envy." - Chris Wallace

"The five million people who watch cable news are the political nation, the people who really care." - David Frum

"Times change. Cable news and the Internet alone have transformed the way outreach to the American people can be accomplished." - Elliott Abrams

"The Fox News cable channel is doing very well because there is a market for what Fox News has to offer." - Paul Weyrich

"I think that what people want from cable news channels is the sense that if there's hard news, it's going to come up immediately." - Brit Hume

"What, what, what, What's the news from Sway? Sad news, Bad news, Comes by the cable; led Through the Indian Ocean's bed, Through the Persian Gulf, the Red Sea, and the Med" - George Thomas Lanigan

"The real news is bad news." - Marshall Mcluhan

"The weakness of cable news is that it chases its audience around. Your audience wants fast-paced, popular news. It needs real news. Cable news changes its stripes based on audience reaction. Viewers are reacting well to breaking news? You probably do more breaking news than you need to. The struggle is building something so that people will come to you, as opposed to constantly changing what you are because you're unsure of where the audience is." - Ali Velshi

"Al Gore announced Tuesday that he plans to launch a 24-hour cable news network for young adults. Gore claims he's been wanting to do this since he invented cable TV in the 1990s." - Tina Fey

"There's villainous news abroad." - William Shakespeare

"For most folks, no news is good news; for the press, good news is not news." - Gloria Borger

"Bad news travels fast." - Proverbs

"There's no new news." - Tommy Lee

"Magazines that depend on photography, and design, and long reads, and quality stuff, are going to do just fine despite the Internet and cable news." - Jann Wenner

"Cable news is more titillating to talk about who's up and who's down and all that nonsense as opposed to what's actually done." - Kal Penn

"One of the things we've learned about Donald Trump is he totally obsessed by the media. He is like the media critic-in-chief. He watches more cable news than people who work in cable news do. And he's extremely thin skinned about it." - Ramesh Ponnuru

"Bad news travels fast. Good news takes the scenic route." - Doug Larson

"News Coverage!! As news expose rather than cover events." - Henry David Thoreau

"I do' read the news. I make the news" - Denrele Edun

"All new news is old news happening to new people" - Malcolm Muggeridge

"For evil news rides post, while good news baits." - John Milton

"No news is good news. No journalists is even better." - Nicolas Bentley

"No news is good news. No journalists is even better." - Nicolas Bentley

"I prefer news without interviews to interviews without news." - Leon Bertoletti

"A lot of news is just entertainment masquerading as news." - Nate Silver

"I was cable when cable wasn't cool." - Ted Turner

"Don't sell on bad news." - Walter Schloss

"There is good news tonight." - Gabriel Heatter

"There is no news industry." - Clay Shirky

"CNN is not fake news." - Jolene Ivey

"Movie is a near art form. It's showbiz and people want to make money. And generally people are financing things because they think it will make money whether it's a cable news show, a cable show, or a feature film, or whatever it is. So that's the part of it that drives it, I think, is really the dollar." - Annette Bening

"I've become very interested in the spectrum of political discourse as seen on the cable news channels that are conveniently right in a row on my cable provider's dial. I can flip from Fox to CNN to HLN to MSNBC, and I find myself at night flipping it back and forth through them, and it's something of an addiction." - Chris Carter

"News, news, news, my gossiping friends, I have wonderful news to tell, A lady by me her compliments sends; And this is the news from Hell!" - Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton

"... I still have sympathy for some of the people who've fallen from grace in Washington. The feeding frenzy can be so unforgiving, especially in this day of nonstop cable news." - Andrea Mitchell

"I worked in cable news for a long time, but I'm not a pundit. I'm just not. I'm grateful to people that are, but I was really miserable trying to do that. I just wanted to be myself." - Meghan McCain

"So long as Donald Trump is powerful and popular, Fox News is going to achieve an advertising bonanza unheard of in the era of modern cable, because people will pay them to talk to the president." - David Frum

"I like explaining things, and I believe that you can do very high-level explanation on basic cable news provided you are willing to work hard enough to be a good storyteller." - Rachel Maddow

"There's no doubt that cable news hosts can say things that the president of the United States shouldn't say, and people can be harsh at you. That doesn't mean you benefit by being harsh back." - Roy Blunt

"In movies that tackle these political issues, there are far more interesting themes to be explored than partisan politics, which is what we get on cable news every second of every day." - Danny Strong

"I don't watch cable news at night. So I can honestly tell you that I am not in a funk, I am not depressed, I'm not suicidal, I'm not thinking it's over." - Rush Limbaugh

"But by showing us live coverage of every bad thing happening everywhere in the world, cable news makes life seem like it's just an endless string of disasters - when, for most people in most places today, life is fairly good." - Gregg Easterbrook

"For a man who purports to have learned of media ethics only this month, Mr. Williams has spent an undue amount of time appearing as a media ethicist on both CNN and the cable news networks of NBC." - Frank Rich

"In general, when I watch cable news during the day, it's frustrating because it reminds me of a game show. If I want to watch 'The Price is Right,' I'll watch 'The Price is Right.'" - Don Lemon

"We've got to lift our game tremendously. We'll sell our business news and information in print, we'll sell it to anyone who's got a cable system, and we'll sell it on the Web." - Rupert Murdoch

"Everybody's got cable." - Lewis Black

"The cable news channels have cleverly seized on the creed of objectivity and redefined it in populist terms. They attack news based on verifiable fact for its liberal bias, for, in essence, failing to be objective, and promise a return to genuine objectivity." - Chris Hedges

"People don't have to go to cable news or network news. Live sports is the one of many things that's kind of community television. There are a lot of people who still tune in to "Sunday Night Football" or "Thursday Night Football" the way they did before." - Henry Blodget

"I think it's fair to point out that there is bias in the media on both sides, both right and left. And that it's very hard to find objective news because we have gotten, particularly as you watch cable news, it's so dominated by opinion." - Rand Paul

"I have not missed anything in terms of learning or being informed by not watching cable news. That's not the way it's supposed to be. The news is supposed to be telling you what you don't know. But it hasn't been that in I don't know how long." - Rush Limbaugh

"We now assume that when people turn on the evening news, they basically already know what the news is. They've heard it on the radio. They've seen it on the Internet. They've seen it on one of the cable companies. So that makes our job a bit different." - Bob Schieffer

"The good news is that the bad news can be turned into good news when you change your attitude." - Robert H Schuller

"Secrets of the heart are seldom news." - Jennifer Stone

"Self knowledge is always bad news." - John Barth

"The news media in general are liberals." - Barbara Walters

"Roll over Beethoven, tell Tchaikovsky the news." - Chuck Berry

"Bad news is just an excuse." - Neil Young

"Nobody likes the bringer of bad news." - Sophocles

"bad news travels faster than good." - Catherine The Great

"News photography teaches you to think fast." - Weegee

"Good news comes in large packages" - Hazel Gaynor

"A fancifully fancyless medium of unvarnished news." - Willard Van Orman Quine

"Great news! bloody news! cried a newsman; The Devil said, Stop, let me see! Great news? bloody news? thought the Devil; The bloodier the better for me." - Robert Southey

"All the news that's fit to print." - Adolph Ochs

"Nowadays truth is the greatest news." - Thomas Fuller

"News as wholesome as the morning air." - George Chapman

"News is history shot on the wing." - Gene Fowler

"Evil news fly faster still than good." - Thomas Kyd

"I want to democratize business news." - Neil Cavuto

"I only watch MSNBC for the news." - Andre Leon Talley

"I cannot afford to watch Fox News." - Gil Scott-Heron

"We're news junkies in my house." - Stephen King

"I am, and remain, passionate about news." - Valerie Trierweiler

"Don't date a woman without cable (no cable, no SportsCenter)." - Vantile Whitfield

"I really like cable T.V." - Sally Field

"I dont look for good-news stories or bad-news stories." - Richard Engel

"Okay, I'm guessing you're gonna give us the bad news first because there's no good news?" - Cindy Gerard

"There has to be news at a place called Fox News," - Shepard Smith

"Great news for someone is always bad news for someone else" - John Green

"The best thing about television news is, it's immediate. Everything at a news network happens quickly." - Tucker Carlson

"If the gospel is old news to you, it will be dull news to everyone else." - Kevin Deyoung

"Master, master, old news! And such news as you never heard of!" - William Shakespeare

"Balance the bad news of life with the good news of Christ." - Ralph Washington Sockman

"You'll always get the good news; it's how fast you get the bad news that counts." - Harvey Mackay

"I think the news people no longer have any idea of what covering the news is." - Bill Maher

"The good news is hopeful doesn't mean dumb. The bad news is cynical doesn't mean smart." - Sarah Silverman

"Bad news goes about in clogs, Good news in stockinged feet." - Proverbs

"It says NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS but it don't say why." - Simon Armitage

"Bah, the latest news, the latest news is not the last." - Samuel Beckett

"The gospel is only good news when we understand the bad news." - R C Sproul

"(on fox news).... it's like watching a Disney movie about the news." - Stephen Colbert

"If the gospel isn't good news for everybody, then it isn't good news for anybody." - Rob Bell

"The good news is, we're not bankrupt. The bad news is, we're close." - Richard J Codey

"I'm a huge news junkie. I love what the news does." - Stephen Colbert

"Well-reported news is a public good; bad news is bad for everyone." - Jill Lepore

"I get my news from selected Google News and my social feed." - Peter Diamandis

"Three events. Three gold medals. I was news, big news, in the sports world." - Esther Williams

"Bad news travels at the speed of light; good news travels like molasses." - Tracy Morgan

"Try it, folks, try it. Try it for a week without watching cable news. Now, if you're a news consumer and if you are quasi-addicted, then you're gonna have to find other ways of informing yourself, and you can do that. You can inform yourself of the same things you'll see on cable TV. What you will miss is all the incendiary opining on both sides. You'll miss the anger. You'll miss the constant lack of resolution to anything. And most of all you'll miss the frustration." - Rush Limbaugh

"The media didn't hand it to Obama; after all, the Number One cable news channel, Fox, is right-wing. The Number One newspaper, the Wall Street Journal, also has a right-wing editorial slant (and is owned by the same guy who owns Fox News). The Number One talk radio show is Rush Limbaugh, and Sean Hannity is Number Two, and Glenn Beck is Number Three. When you control all the largest media outlets, it's time to stop grousing about liberal media bias." - Paul Begala

"The media did' hand it to Obama; after all, the Number One cable news channel, Fox, is right-wing. The Number One newspaper, the Wall Street Journal, also has a right-wing editorial slant (and is owned by the same guy who owns Fox News). The Number One talk radio show is Rush Limbaugh, and Sean Hannity is Number Two, and Glenn Beck is Number Three. When you control all the largest media outlets, it's time to stop grousing about liberal media bias." - Paul Begala

"It`s the nature of cable news that we [TV hosts] do a lot of clipping and quoting of other broadcasts and outlets, sometimes to make a narrative point, sometimes to make a political one, and sometimes just to make a joke." - Chris Hayes

"USA belongs to a handful of men who also control the media. Look at General Electric. It produces nuclear weapons for the Pentagon and also owns the NBC News cable channel, which is a very sophisticated censure apparatus, intrinsic to the system. It's genius. It's like an electronic cage around the nation which blocks information from getting through." - Gore Vidal

"The goal of cable news executives is not to make me an informed citizen of Earth. Their mission is to tickle the dark reptilian depths of my brain and hook me so they can then barter with my soul for advertising revenue." - Guy P. Harrison

"In a fashion similar to the leftist occupiers on Wall Street, their antics would be the target of rabid moral indignation on the front pages of the New York times and Washington Post and on the lead stories of every cable news show." - Jamie Glazov

"When you talk about President Trump, the cable networks turned over so many hours of prime time to him. Why? Because he was entertaining, but also because it drove ratings. And that is different from what the news media is supposed to focus on." - Al Gore

"It's not the day in which I grew up, long time ago, where we had three news networks. No cable, no social media, no internet. Where what you see is what you got. We had basically straight journalism. We don't have that anymore." - Susan Rice

"Our go-to source is no longer dictated by a small group of cable news outlets. We have to expand our view. Sometimes, a story is made and breaks on Twitter. We have to find a way to react to that, to consume and also disseminate the information from Twitter, which is not an easy thing to do." - Trevor Noah

"The issue for the major companies is how, is how when and where to make their content online. So you look at these major cable companies, whether it's Disney or Time Warner, News Corp., ESPN, USA, they're being very very careful, about making their content available over the internet, and they're trying to figure it out." - Harry E. Sloan

"Great Britain revolutionized parts of their regulatory process by actually bringing the people who were going to be regulated to the table and suddenly found that they could solve the problems at a lot lower cost by, again, going back to the thing that tends to be most uninteresting, particularly in cable news, and looking at the actual process." - Geoff Davis

"Whether you are liberal or conservative, people seem to know the talking points for whatever the issue of the day is. Very rarely does it seem like these are opinions that people are coming up with themselves; it's like they watched the right cable news channel, and now they know what they are supposed to think, and they repeat that." - Shane Carruth

"I get really frustrated during a crisis when I go through all the cable channels and find - very often with the exception of CNN - that I'm not watching news at all. You think, 'Well, God... there are talk shows, talk shows, talk shows and everyone is an expert!" - Howard Stringer

"There's discussion in athletics about how sport - where they say 'SportsCenter' has ruined the fundamentals of basketball because it's - it only applauds dunks and three point shots and blocks, and I think, you know, the cable news has done the same thing for politics." - Dan Pfeiffer

"I get really frustrated during a crisis when I go through all the cable channels and find - very often with the exception of CNN - that I'm not watching news at all. You think, 'Well, God... there are talk shows, talk shows, talk shows and everyone is an expert!'" - Howard Stringer

"When I was leaving NBC News to go to CNN, people would say, 'What?! Why would you possibly leave the 'Today Show' to go to cable?' If I would've listened to people, I would've been on a great platform, but I wouldn't have grown as a journalist. So far, most of the steps in my career have been really good." - Soledad Obrien

"I'm confused about who the news belongs to. I always have it in my head that if your name's in the news, then the news should be paying you. Because it's your news and they're taking it and selling it as their product. If people didn't give the news their news, and if everybody kept their news to themselves, the news wouldn't have any news." - Andy Warhol

"Not every item of news should be published. Rather must those who control news policies endeavor to make every item of news serve a certain purpose." - Joseph Goebbels

"If news is not really news unless it is bad news, it may be difficult to claim we are an informed nation" - Norman Cousins

"Winning the election is a good-news, bad-news kind of thing. Okay, now you're the mayor. The bad news is, now you're the mayor." - Clint Eastwood

"It still boils down to one thing: The left cannot beat Fox News in the arena of cable news. The media, the left cannot beat Fox News. The only option they have is to destroy it. Because they can't outcompete it as is evidenced by ratings day in and day out since 1996, when Fox debuted. The standard operating procedure for the left is not to level the playing field but to close it. It's to deny participation on the playing field, not level it. No tolerance. No fairness." - Rush Limbaugh

"I feel like people have more in common than the news reports. People getting along doesn't sell very well in the news. I find that to be deeply depressing. I don't even talk about it on stage, because it would take too long to explain. I'd have to spend an hour on it to get people to understand what I'm saying because it's so instantly polarizing. Because cable news has kind of set up a construct where you're for or against something immediately. So if I said something about it, people would be for or against me immediately. And I don't want that." - Mike Birbiglia

"What joy is better than news of friends?" - Robert Browning

"Truth and news are not the same thing." - Katharine Graham

"Life was a fool's errand, carrying news to the worms." - Kylie Tennant

"What news? There's nothing to tell. I'm a nun." - Ken Follett

"Sensationalism seems to sell more than wonderful-positive news." - Michael Jackson

"A master passion is the love of news." - George Crabbe

"Explicitly Christian themes are regularly excluded from news articles." - Gary DeMar

"It's always bad news when you kill your date" - Jay Leno

"News is only the first rough draft of history." - Alan Barth

"None loves the messenger who brings bad news." - Sophocles

"Someone has to spread the good news that we survived." - Stephenie Meyer

"What's wan man's news is another man's throubles." - Finley Peter Dunne

"The status quo is never news, only challenges to it." - Malorie Blackman

"Stay a little and news will find you." - George Herbert

"The nature of bad news affects the teller." - William Shakespeare

"We want someone to bring us the news." - William Gaddis

"None love the messenger who brings bad news." - Sophocles

"There is no reason to confuse television news with journalism." - Nora Ephron

"So much of the news was invented for propaganda." - Elsa Morante

"News is what someone wants suppressed. Everything else is advertising." - Katharine Graham

"Bad news should be followed with soup. Then a nap." - Augusten Burroughs

"Every morning is good news, every child that is born is good news, every just man is good news, every singer is good news, because every singer is one less soldier." - Facundo Cabral

"I decided to make news, not give it." - Daisy Fuentes



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