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Quotations. On Media II



On Media II
. The 84th in a series of collections of useable quotations to make you look really smart in your next presentation or report.  

 

If Jesus were here today, he wouldn't be riding around on a donkey. He'd be taking a plane, he'd be using the media.
Joel Osteen

Ought we not to ask the media to agree among themselves a voluntary code of conduct, under which they would not say or show anything which could assist the terrorists' morale or their cause while the hijack lasted.
Margaret Thatcher

Whoever controls the media, controls the mind.
Jim Morrison

Part of why the Tea Party so deeply threatened the elite media is the tea party looked around and suddenly realized, there are more of us than there are of them.
Newt Gingrich

I'm always told that what I say is controversial. Why is it controversial? Because I speak from a tradition that has now fallen out of favor with the dominant media in this country. And so when I say things like marriage should be between one man and one woman, I'm called a bigot.
Rick Santorum

The question confronting the Church today is not any longer whether the man in the street can grasp a religious message, but how to employ the communications media so as to let him have the full impact of the Gospel message.
Pope John Paul II

Watergate had become the center of the media's universe, and during the remaining year of my presidency the media tried to force everything else to revolve around it.
Richard M. Nixon

For a long time I was convinced that the conflict between Jewish people and black people in this country was a media event.
Toni Morrison

Nearly every coach I've talked with tells me that the attention you get from media and other people is the thing you miss most. I don't know if that's right.
Bear Bryant

Tell me, why is the media here so negative? Why are we in India so embarrassed to recognise our own strengths, our achievements? We are such a great nation. We have so many amazing success stories but we refuse to acknowledge them. Why?
Abdul Kalam

There is one other business where the customer is always wrong and that's the media.
Rush Limbaugh

Fortunately, we have help from the media. I have to say this: I'm very grateful for the support and kindness that we've gotten. People have respected their privacy and in that way, I think, you know, no matter what people may feel about my husband's policies or what have you, they care about children and that's been good to see.
Michelle Obama

Our most tragic error may have been our inability to establish a rapport and a confidence with the press and television with the communication media. I don't think the press has understood me.
Lyndon B. Johnson

When the media ask George W. Bush a question, he answers, 'Can I use a lifeline?'
Robin Williams

When I face the media, maybe I don't feel it now, here with you, because it's a different sort of interview, but when I face the media before or after the game, I feel it as part of the game.
Jose Mourinho

At the very least we should be given a bit of credit and a little bit of space, and maybe the media should think we could help them discover why English teams do not win European competitions.
Jose Mourinho

We have to do more than keep media giants from growing larger; they're already too big. We need a new set of rules that will break these huge companies to pieces.
Ted Turner

The media is too concentrated, too few people own too much. There's really five companies that control 90 percent of what we read, see and hear. It's not healthy.
Ted Turner

I was a scapegoat. The media had to put responsibility on somebody, and I was chosen. They felt free to say that because someone was thin they were anorexic, which is ridiculous.
Kate Moss

Look, three love affairs in history, are Abelard and Eloise, Romeo and Juliet and the American media and this President at the moment. But this doesn't matter over time. Reality will impinge. If his programs work, he's fine. If it doesn't work, all of the adulation of journalists in the world won't matter.
George Will

 

Societies have always been shaped more by the nature of the media by which men communicate than by the content of the communication.
Marshall McLuhan

All media exist to invest our lives with artificial perceptions and arbitrary values.
Marshall McLuhan

I have the distinction of being called a media whore by Courtney Love.
Maynard James Keenan

I think the media made Manson, turned him into some larger than life figure and surrounded him with mystery and some shady glamour.
Maynard James Keenan

Our free enterprise system of disseminating information is collectively referred to as The Media. But there is no collective.
Jessica Savitch

What the mass media offers is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten, and replaced by a new dish.
W. H. Auden

I don't like the American media - particularly Fox.
Neil Young

All musicians start out with ideals but hanging on to them in the face of media scrutiny takes real integrity. Tougher still is to live up to the ideals of your dedicated fans.
Billy Bragg

The alternate media are becoming important and viable alternatives to playing live. Records, videos, that kind of thing. They're going to start to count for something. Because there's only a limited amount of us-time available to us.
Jerry Garcia

I think it is absolutely essential in a democracy to have competition in the media, a lot of competition, and we seem to be moving away from that.
Walter Cronkite

 

The status quo and the media is doing everything it can to fry children's brains and make them grow up maladjusted.
Julie Christie

Well, I'm not a member of the permanent political establishment, and I've learned quickly these last few days that if you're not a member in good standing of the Washington elite, then some in the media consider a candidate unqualified for that reason alone.
Sarah Palin

I was never OJ's closest pal, and the media would say that over and over, but I wasn't his enemy either.
Kato Kaelin

The media works in sound bites. They can make you look like a genius or stupid.
Kato Kaelin

And understandably so, that when you're in legal jeopardy, you really cannot put yourself in a position to open yourself up to the media.
Monica Lewinsky

The message of the movie is to accept who you are and not to succumb to the pressure of what the media tells you is beautiful and what you should be looking like.
Mike Myers

The fact is, the media never gets off the interstate unless there's a major explosion.
Jim Harrison

I don't see it in terms of changing things, but rather using language and music as weapons for fighting a mainstream media which is predominately right wing, and loyal to the political framework and its corporate interests.
Thom Yorke

I think maybe since there isn't a great deal of access to the mainstream media and people don't understand the language of mainstream media, if you put music out there with lyrics that are loosely political, people absorb some of it and spit it back out.
Thom Yorke

So ultimately, it's idealistic to think that artists are able to step away from the power of the media and the way it controls things, and go on doing their own things.
Thom Yorke

 

Whoever controls the media, the images, controls the culture.
Allen Ginsberg

The real problem that I think those of us who are evangelicals and Democrats have to face up to is that the political right controls the religious media.
Tony Campolo

The media. It sounds like a convention of spiritualists.
Tom Stoppard

You make something, and you really have fun with it, and you try to put emotion in it, and at the end of the day, you have no idea how the tide is going to fall. You don't know if everyone's going to like it, if everyone's going to hate it, if it's going to be like you're a media darling, or all of a sudden you're a sellout. You have no idea.
Regina Spektor

Media, the plural of mediocrity.
Jimmy Breslin

I was in a profession that received a lot of media.
Darrell Royal

When I got the phrase media whore thrown in my face last year, I thought, Oh my God, if you only knew.
Tracey Emin

Serial killers kill for the power and control they experience during the murders and for the added ego boost they get in the aftermath from community fears, media coverage, and the police investigations.
Pat Brown

This brought on the news media, TV crews, interviews, and numerous public appearances.
Ryan White

I accepted the interviews and encounters that had to be held with the media, but I would have preferred to work in peace.
Naguib Mahfouz

 

The corporate grip on opinion in the United States is one of the wonders of the Western world. No First World country has ever managed to eliminate so entirely from its media all objectivity - much less dissent.
Gore Vidal

My presence in the social media and on the Internet is much bigger than many of the other candidates, including Mitt Romney. So, when you take the social media and you take the Tea Party citizens movement, you have a combination there that, quite frankly, 10 years ago, I wouldn't have had a chance.
Herman Cain

Chris Christie has been saying for a long time he's not interested in running. The media is trying to create a story by sucking Chris Christie into race, just like they made a story by sucking Rick Perry into the race.
Herman Cain

Americans need accurate information in order to consider Social Security reform. Too bad the media can't be counted upon to provide it.
Herman Cain

I think my work shows that I love women. I understand where these types of criticisms are coming from because black people have been so dogged out in the media, they're just extra sensitive.
Spike Lee

The electronic media introduced this idea to the larger audience very, very quickly. We spent years and years and years meeting with activists all over Europe to lay the groundwork for a political response, as we did here.
Jeremy Rifkin

'Through the times I've gone through the last couple of weeks - and I'm still trying to help a friend - I got attacked pretty hard through the media, and it hurt and it was devastating, but I really found out who was with me and who was there for me.
Michael Irvin

There were so much affairs of me created by the media... of course I was not always a true single. I had some relations, once also to a famous pop star.
Gabriela Sabatini

We need to decide that we will not go to war, whatever reason is conjured up by the politicians or the media, because war in our time is always indiscriminate, a war against innocents, a war against children.
Howard Zinn

Television doesn't make stars. It's the written media, the press, that makes stars.
Chevy Chase

 

 

 

 
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