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None of our political writers . . . take notice of any more than three estates, namely, Kings, Lords and Commons . . . passing by in silence that very large and powerful body which form the fourth estate in the community . . . the Mob.

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Not sure, he retorted; you call yourself a journalist, and admit there is a subject under Heaven of which you are not sure!

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Now he is a statesman, when what he really wants is to be what most reporters are, adult delinquents.

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Numerous politicians have seized absolute power and muzzled the press. Never in history has the press seized absolute power and muzzled the politicians.

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One of the reporters must have flunked journalism school because he asked a question that went straight to the point.

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Only a newspaper! Quick read, quick lost, Who sums the treasure that it carries hence? Torn, trampled under feet, who counts thy cost, Star-eyed intelligence?

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Only one way to cover a story like this, and make that a double, bartender, please.

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Opinionated writing is always the most difficult… simply because it involves retaining in the cold morning-after crystal of the printed word the burning flow of molten feeling.

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Our job is like a baker’s work — his rolls are tasty as long as they’re fresh; after two days they’re stale; after a week, they’re covered with mould and fit only to be thrown out.

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People accuse journalism of being too personal; but to me it has always seemed far too impersonal. It is charged with tearing away the veils from private life; but it seems to me to be always dropping diaphanous but blinding veils between men and men. The Yellow Press is abused for exposing facts which are private; I wish the Yellow Press did anything so valuable. It is exactly the decisive individual touches that it never gives; and a proof of this is that after one has met a man a million times in the newspapers it is always a complete shock and reversal to meet him in real life.

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Personal columnists are jackals and no jackal has been known to live on grass once he had learned about meat — no matter who killed the meat for him.

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Put it all in the first paragraph.

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Put it before them briefly so they will read it, clearly so they will appreciate it, picturesquely so they will remember it and, above all, accurately so they will be guided by its light

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Rage is the only quality which has kept me, or anybody I have ever studied, writing columns for newspapers.

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Reporters are like puppets. They simply respond to the pull of the most powerful strings.

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Rock journalism is people who can”t write interviewing people who can”t talk for people who can”t read.

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Sir Humphrey insisted that as a matter of principle, Ministers should never know more than they need to know. Like secret agents. Because they may be captured and tortured. ‘By terrorists?’ I asked. ‘By the BBC,’ he replied.

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SIXTY HORSES WEDGED IN A CHIMNEY’ The story to fit this sensational headline has not turned up.

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Some of the qualities that go into making a good reporter–aggressiveness, a certain sneakiness, a secretive nature, nosiness, the ability to find out that which someone wants hidden, the inability to take ‘no’ with any sort of grace, a taste for gossip, rudeness, a fair disdain for what people will think of you and an occaisional calculated disregard for rules–are also qualities that go into making a very antisocial human being.

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Sometimes good journalism is bad public relations.

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