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Democracies succeed or fail based on their journalism.
I'm always trying to get those interviews that are impossible to get, because they are the ones that are most interesting to the audience.
In a world where everyone is a publisher, no one is an editor. And that is the danger that we face today.
No one ever wanted to hire me. Ever. I've never been recruited anywhere. I have beat my head against every wall, at every place that I worked.
America is strong because its journalism is strong. That's how democracies work. They're only as good as the quality of the information that the public possesses. And that is where we come in.
Never before in human history has more information been available to more people. But at the same time, never before in human history has more bad information been available to more people.
Science doesn't care, by and large, what the answers are. It's only interested in getting the right answer. And journalism should be very much that way.
The quality of life in America is dependent on the quality of the journalism. Most people don't realize that, but if you think about it, journalism is one of the pillars on which our society is perched.
We have entered a time when a writer's first idea is his best idea, when the first thing a reporter hears is the first thing that she reports. We live in a time now when we have seen major television networks take video off of YouTube and broadcast it to millions of Americans without verifying whether the video had been fabricated or not.
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