Of what you see in books, believe 75%. Of newspapers, believe 25%. And of TV news, believe 10% – make that 5% if the anchorman wears a blazer.
People everywhere confuse what they read in newspapers with news.
— A. J. Liebling
Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand of a clock.
— Ben Hecht
Advertisements... contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper.
— Thomas Jefferson
Trying to be a first-rate reporter on the average American newspaper is like trying to play Bach's St. Matthew's Passion on a ukulele.
— Bagdikian's Observation
Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half.
— Gore Vidal