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There is a kind of courtesy in skepticism. It would be an offense against polite conventions to press our doubts too far.
One of the unsung freedoms that go with a free press is the freedom not to read it.
When the public's right to know is threatened, and when the rights of free speech and free press are at risk, all of the other liberties we hold dear are endangered.
A cynical, mercenary, demagogic press will in time produce a people as base as itself.
I'm often criticised for what I wear. That's my main label in the press now: disastrous dresser!
Helena Bonham Carter
The press is just not your friend when it comes to a marriage. That's why we didn't sell the pictures of our wedding, and we got offered millions of dollars for them, millions.
I like the quiet life sometimes. I also love a bustling press conference sometimes as well. I love a 600 metre red carpet.
When I joined Bill Clinton's start-up presidential campaign in 1991, I was confident that women would play an ever more important role, but I never gave a minute's thought to what would happen if we won. When we did - and I became the first woman to serve as White House press secretary - it changed my life. But it didn't change the world.
Dee Dee Myers
You want a culture where citizens are free to express themselves and so live in the openness necessary to the functioning of a successful economy? Israel has a free press, much of it openly hostile to the parties in power.
Wooing the press is an exercise roughly akin to picnicking with a tiger. You might enjoy the meal, but the tiger always eats last.
When we developed written language, we significantly increased our functional memory and our ability to share insights and knowledge across time and space. The same thing happened with the invention of the printing press, the telegraph, and the radio.
The Founding Fathers gave the free press the protection it must have to bare the secrets of government and inform the people.
China's history is marked by thousands of years of world-changing innovations: from the compass and gunpowder to acupuncture and the printing press. No one should be surprised that China has re-emerged as an economic superpower.
Where the press is free and every man able to read, all is safe.
No government ought to be without censors; and where the press is free no one ever will.
The press, the machine, the railway, the telegraph are premises whose thousand-year conclusion no one has yet dared to draw.
Man's task is to become conscious of the contents that press upward from the unconscious.
Ever notice how irons have a setting for permanent press? I don't get it.
One cannot wage war under present conditions without the support of public opinion, which is tremendously molded by the press and other forms of propaganda.
In November 2004, U.S. occupation forces launched their second major attack on the city of Falluja. The press reported major war crimes instantly, with approval.
In September 1993, President Clinton presided over a handshake between Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat on the White House lawn - the climax of a 'day of awe,' as the press described it.
When General Allenby conquered Jerusalem during World War I, he was hailed in the American press as Richard the Lion-Hearted, who had at last won the Crusades and driven the pagans out of the Holy Land.
The press creates a caricature.
You won't have Nixon to kick around anymore, because, gentlemen, this is my last press conference.
Richard M. Nixon
No government ought to be without censors; and where the press is free, no one ever will. Chance is the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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