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Press critics worry that the rise of media polarization threatens the foundation of credible, common information that American politics needs to thrive.
I never really got any attention until I was on MTV. I became a household name because I was on every day from 3-4 P.M. I wasn't prepared for it - how mean they can be in the press.
Sam Cameron has managed the near impossible: to have lived in Number Ten for three years and maintained a benign and broadly positive press.
I knew I wasn't a baseball writer. I was scared to death. I really was afraid to talk to players, and I didn't want to go into the press box because I thought I was faking it.
There is a long-standing tradition in the mainstream press of middle-of-the-road journalism that is objective and fair. I would hate to see that fall victim to a panic about the Fox effect.
I get to hear the really good or the really bad things in the press, but I don't read it. I can afford to say that because public opinion does not drive U2's audience.
When you're expected to win and you have the press saying that you are going to win the Olympic gold medal, and you're the only sure thing in the Olympics, it can undermine your confidence.
I have yet to meet very many people in the press who are really, truly interested in writing a good story or getting at the truth. Most press people, when they come into an article, have an angle that they want already, so they need points to support that angle, whatever the angle may be.
I'm not that great with press sometimes.
I had to go into a studio and compose and write and press up 12 songs in 14 hours. When you're recording a song from scratch it takes you 14 hours to do just one song.
It is grievous to read the papers in most respects, I agree. More and more I skim the headlines only, for one can be sure what is carried beneath them quite automatically, if one has long been a reader of the press journalism.
Mary Ritter Beard
I have vaguely entertained the idea of learning how to use the Internet and email. It looks easy, but I'm sure it's harder than it seems. Never having used a computer makes a big difference. I haven't a clue which keys to press.
I was the first woman to speak ever at the National Press Club, and they gave me a necktie.
When I was a little boy I used to borrow my father's hat, and make a press card to stick in the hat band. That was the way reporters were always portrayed in the movies.
The press has met their Waterloo, and it's Obama.
I look forward to these confrontations with the press to kind of balance up the nice and pleasant things that come to me as president.
There's a full-court press to put down an uprising around Ferguson, but no preparation for lifting up the people there.
Personal sins should not require press releases and problems within a family shouldn't have to mean public confessions.
Those who write the editorials and those who write the columns, they simply are unaccountable. They're free to impose their cultural politics in the name of freedom of the press.
I have a rule that I don't read my press, but then somebody in the crew will be reading it and of course it's right there, so what do you think I do?
When freedom of the press is threatened, the United States should be leading efforts to protect it.
I have an obligation to do press, but I don't have an obligation to stay out dancing until 3 A.M.
I'm not going to make general comments about the British press.
I never read my press when I was competing. I never got caught up in what I was doing at that moment.
Other than being crazy enough to press a button, there is nothing that Putin can do militarily to fundamentally alter American interests.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
John F. Kennedy
Leonardo da Vinci
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