n. The day to day reporting of nothing new.
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.
Television news is like a lightning flash. It makes a loud noise, lights up everything around it, leaves everything else in darkness and then is suddenly gone.
— Hodding Carter
For most folks, no news is good news; for the press, good news is not news.
— Gloria Borger
People everywhere confuse what they read in newspapers with news.
— A. J. Liebling
CNN is one of the participants in the war. I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected president but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power.
— Arthur C. Clarke
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
The one function TV news performs very well is that when there is no news we give it to you with the same emphasis as if there were.
— David Brinkley
May you have the good fortune to die on a slow news day.
— Guy Smith