Quotes on Media


"I cannot overemphasize the value we place on a free, independent and outspoken press"

Nelson Mandela

"The newspaperman has become a walking plague. He spreads the contagion of lies and calumnies."

Mahatma Gandhi

"If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you're misinformed."

Mark Twain

Whoever controls the media, controls the mind.

Jim Morrison

"The freedom of the press should be inviolate."

John Quincy Adams

“All of us who professionally use the mass media are the shapers of society. We can vulgarize that society. We can brutalize it. Or we can help lift it onto a higher level.”

William Bernbach

“All I know is just what I read in the papers, and that's an alibi for my ignorance.”

Will Rogers

"Whoever controls the media--the images--controls the culture."

Allen Ginsberg

“The media is the right arm of anarchy.”

Dan Brown

“The media's power is frail. Without the people's support, it can be shut off with the ease of turning a light switch.”

Corazon Aquino

"The people will believe what the media tells them they believe."

George Orwell

The media is supposed to be custodians of the facts and watchdogs of government. They have, for the most part, neglected to be either of those things.

Janeane Garofalo

“Today, the media dictatorship is becoming a substitute to military dictatorship. The big economic groups are using the media and decide who can speak, who the good guy is and who the bad guy is.

Danny Glover

Media is the nervous system of our culture.

Gary Malkin

"Newspapers have developed what might be called a vested interest in catastrophe. If they can spot a fight, they play up that fight. If they can uncover a tragedy, they will headline that tragedy."

Harry Allen Overstreet

"The press is like a woman: sublime when it lies, it will not let go until it has forced you to believe it. The public, like a foolish husband, always succumbs."

Honore de Balzac

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