by John Hawkins | June 15, 2005 12:01 am
I’m putting together a list of embarrassing quotes made by members of the MSM over the last few years. I’m looking for quotes made that show bias, incompetence, and that justify the public’s deep distrust of the mainstream media. This includes quotes made by news anchors, reporters, media execs, editors, etc, etc, etc. Editorial columnists aren’t so much the target of what I’m putting together. A couple of good examples of what I’m looking for include:
“We have lost touch with the essence of war. Following our defeat in Vietnam we became a better nation. We were humbled, even humiliated. We asked questions about ourselves we had not asked before.
We were forced to see ourselves as others saw us and the sight was not always a pretty one. We were forced to confront our own capacity for a atrocity — for evil — and in this we understood not only war but more about ourselves. But that humility is gone.” — New York Times reporter Chris Hedges, who “was booed off the stage Saturday at Rockford College’s graduation because he gave an antiwar speech”
“There is, Hugh, I agree with you, a deep anti-military bias in the media. One that begins from the premise that the military must be lying, and that American projection of power around the world must be wrong. I think that is a hangover from Vietnam, and I think it’s very dangerous. That’s different from the media doing it’s job of challenging the exercise of power without fear or favor.” — ABC’s Terry Moran
Add your quotes in the comments section and if they’re good, they may appear in the article tomorrow.
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