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"I like journalists." - George Wendt

"Journalists prize independence - not teamwork." - Ken Auletta

"David Axelrod says we need to inspire more young people to be journalists? How about inspiring journalists to be journalists?" - Ann Coulter

"I never sue journalists. I employ journalists. I employ too many of them. I don't sue journalists." - Felix Dennis

"Journalists love to show their compassion." - Bernard Goldberg

"Too few journalists become screenwriters. I say to all the would-be screenwriters: Become journalists. And I'll say to working journalists: Do not stay journalists. Become screenwriters." - Nora Ephron

"Journalists are bigger terrorists than terrorists themselves." - Asif Ali Zardari

"Too few journalists become screenwriters. I say to all the would-be screenwriters: Become journalists. And I"ll say to working journalists: Do not stay journalists. Become screenwriters." - Nora Ephron

"That's why we have journalists, for stats." - Maria Sharapova

"I don't believe in journalists having 'responsibility.'" - Seth Lipsky

"Journalists should be watchdogs, not lapdogs." - Newton Lee

"Most journalists are broken down alcoholics." - James Purdy

"I don't trust lawyers and journalists." - Lisa Ling

"I wait for death and journalists." - Jeanne Calment

"My comments are reserved for reputable journalists." - Ward Churchill

"There's many heroic underappreciated investigative journalists." - Robert Crumb

"Only two journalists followed the team around." - Just Fontaine

"As journalists, we keep pushing and pushing." - Mary Hart

"ABC forbids political activity by journalists." - Bill Dedman

"I amused myself playing with the journalists." - Brigitte Boisselier

"Journalists have made celebrities into an industry." - Stefanie Powers

"Journalists aren't supposed to be cheerleaders." - Eric Schlosser

"I don't trust a lot of journalists." - Calvin Klein

"We have to protect all journalists, and journalists have to be allowed to do their jobs." - Amy Goodman

"Many journalists seem to desire 'liberation' from Christian roots." - Marvin Olasky

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

"Heres the problem: Journalists just dont understand their business." - Randall Rothenberg

"Journalists are getting big stories wrong, over and over again." - Scott Pelley

"'Reality' is a notion that journalists take for granted." - Andrew O'Hagan

"The smarter the journalists are, the better off society is." - Warren Buffett

"Breaking news is the most masturbating thing journalists do." - Felix Salmon

"Journalists often put things into either-or scenarios." - Rusty Schweickart

"I spend a lot of time talking to journalists." - Ai Weiwei

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

"You know it's easy here to buy journalists." - Emile Lahoud

"'Reality' is a notion that journalists take for granted." - Andrew Ohagan

"Every poll shows that most journalists are Democrats." - Sally Quinn

"Journalists should denounce government by public opinion polls." - Dan Rather

"I make friends faster and easier than journalists." - Anthony Bourdain

"If you believe in journalism, you don't insult good journalists." - Sydney Schanberg

"I think independent filmmakers, documentary filmmakers - they are journalists." - Robert Redford

"Journalists never make it clear when you are joking." - David Bailey

"I find myself believing everything that journalists tell me." - Chris Lilley

"I am satisfied that all politicians were meant to be journalists and all journalists meant to be politicians." - Owen Arthur

"Journalists, especially English journalists, were very cruel to me. They said I only knew three chords when I knew five!" - Leonard Cohen

"I ask the Philippines Government to put an end to journalists' killings by giving journalists' safety the priority it deserves." - Warren Christopher

"Clearly independent journalists - domestic journalists - run a high risk if they dare to take on serious investigative work." - David Remnick

"If you consider the great journalists in history, you don't see too many objective journalists on that list." - Hunter S Thompson

"Journalists have to do their job. And journalists have to resist emotionalism. You have to keep your cool and to continue to do your job until you're prevented." - David Frum

"Journalists are supposed to put the people first, even before themselves. Around the world and throughout history, journalists have died to get the truth out." - Michael Arrington

"I want to help accelerate the evolution of the press because right now, newsrooms are cutting investigative journalists, and we need investigative journalists." - Craig Newmark

"The politicians think the journalists have power, the journalists think bankers have power, bankers think lawyers have power. The truth is, nobody has power." - Rory Stewart

"Both politicians and journalists face situations which strain their honesty and humanity. My opinion is that politicians on the average stand up somewhat better than journalists." - John Mccarthy

"Angry and frustrated, the journalists set about making bricks without straw ..." - Patricia Moyes

"The idea that women journalists bring a different taste in stories or sensibility isnt true." - Jill Abramson

"You journalists bulldoze life's mysteries, ignorant of what you're so ruthlessly turning up." - Marisha Pessl

"Where there's smoke around a conservative, there are journalists furiously rubbing two sticks together." - Ann Coulter

"Memo to young journalists: Democratic victories are always ascribed to hope; Republican ones to rage." - David Brooks

"I think that all journalists, specifically print journalists, have a responsibility to educate the public. When you handle a culture's intellectual property, like journalists do, you have a responsibility not to tear it down, but to raise it up. The depiction of rap and of hip-hop culture in the media, I think, is one that needs more of a responsible approach from journalists." - KRS-One

"Refuse to accept the narrative of history laid down by presidents, prime ministers, generals and journalists." - Robert Fisk

"No foundation that I am aware of has hired ex-journalists to promote a thoroughgoing inquiry." - Alexander Cockburn

"Music journalists love Elvis Costello and hate me because they look like Elvis Costello" - David Lee Roth

"An odious exhibition of journalists dabbling their fingers in the stuff of other people's souls." - Oliver McGregor, Baron McGregor of Durris

"It was always amusing to be inside Apple and read what journalists said we were doing" - Donald A. Norman

"Journalists have no choice but to fight back because if they don't, they will become irrelevant," - James Risen

"How did I get hooked? Well, it's something like you journalists having a drink after work" - Tyrell Biggs

"No real journalist makes $5 million a year... Those in power fear and dislike real journalists." - Chris Hedges

"When journalists are 'accused' of being 'advocates', that means: challenging and deviating from DC orthodoxies." - Glenn Greenwald

"The media and their journalists are merely megaphones for stupidity, the verb par excellence." - William C. Brown

"I like it when journalists are nice to me, and it's happening more and more." - Ronnie Wood

"Journalists are interesting. They just aren't as interesting as the things they cover." - Nora Ephron

"Some of our best journalists take themselves even more seriously than the politicians they write about." - R. W. Apple

"Journalists are divided into two groups: those who live by ethics, and those who don't." - Manfred Gerstenfeld

"I always want to know which tracks are the journalists' favourites." - Planningtorock

"I don't kick dressing room doors, or the cat - or even journalists" - Arsene Wenger

"First, learn how to report traffic jams, then you can talk about football. (on Bulgarian journalists)" - Ivan Slavkov

"How do wars start? Diplomats tell lies to journalists, then believe what they read." - Karl Kraus

"When I was a young reporter, the great vice among journalists was whiskey. Today, it's cynicism." - Paul Simon

"I think if journalists were responsible for international policy we'd have a nuclear war every week." - Tony Benn

"I hate the word starchitect. Stuff like that comes from mean-spirited, untalented journalists. It's demeaning." - Frank Gehry

"History is written by victors and, occasionally, sensationalist journalists. I mean that with the best respect." - Ray Stevenson

"I think that a lot of journalists don't really listen to music before they review it." - Gerard Way

"Music journalists are some of the lazy, most uninspired, dull people I've ever met." - Zachary Cole Smith

"Journalists cover words and delude themselves into thinking they have committed journalism." - Hedrick Smith

"Journalists do not live by words alone, although sometimes they have to eat them." - Adlai Stevenson

"The only standard journalists respect is: Will this story promote the left-wing agenda?" - Ann Coulter

"Would that it were so!... That the American military were targeting journalists." - Ann Coulter

"Journalists belong in the gutter because that is where the ruling classes throw their guilty secrets." - Gerald Priestland

"I don't believe any Western journalists, quite frankly. I believe they're liars until proven otherwise." - Anjem Choudary

"The idea that women journalists bring a different taste in stories or sensibility isn't true." - Jill Abramson

"I'm not shy or reclusive. I just spend my time with people rather than journalists." - Sade Adu

"Journalists do not like to report on uncertainties. They would almost rather be wrong than ambiguous." - Melvin Maddocks

"Would that it were so! ... That the American military were targeting journalists." - Ann Coulter

"Incoherence is a common hazard for journalists who dabble in ethical judgments." - Andrew Ferguson

"It is not easy to stop brown envelope because journalists are part of the society" - Dele Momodu

"I think as journalists, we have to keep our distance from power." - Jorge Ramos

"I've had journalists beg me to please say something negative about my estate." - Freema Agyeman

"I ask myself questions that journalists don't dare to ask or don't know how to ask." - Pedro Almodovar

"American journalists tend to treat inequality as a fact of life. But it needn't be." - Eric Alterman

"I hope to be 70 and sitting at the table with journalists, talking about my films." - Elena Anaya

"Some of our best journalists take themselves even more seriously than the politicians they write about." - R W Apple Jr

"Perhaps the biggest problem in journalism is the cult divide between journalists and corporate owners." - Ken Auletta

"Many journalists seem to believe that we have become little different from our enemies." - Linda Chavez

"There's a kind of journalistic narcissism that New York-based journalists are guilty of." - Bernard Goldberg

"One of the most important roles of our journalists is to be watchdogs." - Dan Rather

"Journalists are like dogs, when ever anything moves they begin to bark." - Arthur Schopenhauer

"Both CNN and NPR prohibit political activity by all journalists, no matter their assignment." - Bill Dedman

"Most journalists expect me to answer all their questions about aliens and spaceships." - David Duchovny

"We journalists are never so idiotic as when we analyze things that we shouldn't be analyzing." - Joe Klein

"I think of us as journalists; the medium we work in is blogging." - Joshua Micah Marshall

"I am not one of the great journalists of my time." - Jane Pauley

"I have had no contact with the Chinese government. I only work with journalists." - Edward Snowden

"Journalists do not live by words alone, although sometimes they have to eat them." - Adlai E Stevenson

"It's hard to market a movie when you're at the mercy of critics and journalists." - Harvey Weinstein

"Journalists are usually quite jealous people, especially of intellectuals who are supposed to be in fashion." - Vivienne Westwood

"I like it when journalists are nice to me, and it's happening more and more." - Ron Wood

"Secrets don't stay secrets very long, even when journalists decide to censor themselves." - Jill Abramson

"I am not responsible for all the journalists in the past that have told lies." - David Bailey

"I don't like journalists and I hardly ever talk to them." - Mario Balotelli

"The fact is, most journalists I know are not particularly political. They move around a lot." - Ron Suskind

"Strange bonds of trust and self-deception tend to grow between journalists and their subjects." - Sam Harris

"Journalists seem mostly interested in what brand of shoes I wear." - Rem Koolhaas

"Journalists write because they have nothing to say, and have something to say because they write." - Karl Kraus

"Journalists are simply leftists disguised as reporters. They're political activists disguised as reporters." - Rush Limbaugh

"The journalists are so devoted to Obama. They are such sycophants that they're worried about access." - Rush Limbaugh

"The really clever people now want to be lawyers or journalists." - A N Wilson

"I don't think journalists should talk about whom they're voting for." - Tom Wolfe

"I think of us as journalists; the medium we work in is blogging." - Josh Marshall

"Journalists are too poorly paid in this country to know anything that is fit for publication." - George Bernard Shaw

"There are honest journalists like there are honest politicians - they stay bought." - Bill Moyers

"But the time has come for journalists to acknowledge that a zone of privacy does exist." - Roger Mudd

"Why should I give you an interview? All you journalists are plagiarists." - Sam Peckinpah

"I don't believe any Western journalists, quite frankly. I believe they're liars until proven otherwise." - Clarissa Ward

"As journalists, because you don't carry a gun, you sort of become this observer." - Tim Hetherington

"I think that all journalists, specifically print journalists, have a responsibility to educate the public. When you handle a culture's intellectual property, like journalists do, you have a responsibility not to tear it down, but to raise it up. The depiction of rap and of hip-hop culture in the media is one that needs more of a responsible approach from journalists. We need more 30-year-old journalists. We need more journalists who have children, who have families and wives or husbands, those kinds of journalists. And then you'll get a different depiction of hip-hop and rap music." - KRS-One

"Actions speak louder than words. The reality is that at least 10 journalists have been killed by the US military, and according to reports I believe to be true journalists have been arrested and tortured by US forces." - Eason Jordan

"You don't have journalists over there anymore, what they have is public relations people. That's what they have over in America now. Two-hundred and fifty thousand people in public relations. And a dwindling number of actual reporters and journalists." - Robert Crumb

"You do' have journalists over there anymore, what they have is public relations people. That's what they have over in America now. Two-hundred and fifty thousand people in public relations. And a dwindling number of actual reporters and journalists." - Robert Crumb

"It's only when journalists understand the role they play in this propaganda, it's only when they realize they can't be both independent, honest journalists and agents of power, that things will begin to change." - John Pilger

"One of the greatest problems for international journalists covering the Middle East is that people who serves as guides for journalists are often affiliated with Islamic terrorists seeking to turn for foreign visitors against Israel." - Caroline Glick

"A petty reason perhaps why novelists more and more try to keep a distance from journalists is that novelists are trying to write the truth and journalists are trying to write fiction." - Graham Greene

"Not all journalists are really journalists. They ask such stupid questions sometimes, especially the newer ones, and because... these people can't tell if you're joking around, you just can't have any sense of humour; you really can't." - Ray Liotta

"I've played journalists before, and I have good friends who are journalists. I think being an actor is not very far from being a journalist. Because you investigate, you try to understand, you're asking questions, you're interested in the other." - Juliette Binoche

"The recent history of Ukraine is replete with dead journalists, beaten journalists, news agencies being shut down, and politicians being injured or killed. Most are killed in mysterious auto accidents." - Bob Schaffer

"It's not the first time that I speak with American journalists. I've had meetings with many different newspapers and stations, and I've ha - never had a problem with meeting with American journalists." - Hassan Nasrallah

"Journalists generally have no bias toward one cosmological theory or another, but many have a natural preference for excitement." - Steven Weinberg

"Were all bloggers and punks and rebels with cameras. There is absolutely no respect for career journalists anymore." - Richard Engel

"If a journalist calls you a racist, chances are, all other journalists will call you a racist." - Greg Gutfeld

"Seriously. I'm not playing to prove anything to journalists. I'm playing for myself, for my fans,to make people happy." - Roger Federer

"Being an artist, it's always tempting to measure success through other people's eyes, be they critics, journalists or audiences." - Sara Blecher



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