News is something worth knowing that you didn't know already.
People have the illusion that all over the world, all the time, all kinds of fantastic things are happening. When in fact, over most of the world, most of the time, nothing is happening.
The one function that T.V. news performs very well is that when there is no news we give it to you with the same emphasis as if it were.
The only way to do news on television is not to be terrified of it
When there is no news, we will give it to you with the same emphasis as if there were
Journalism largely consists in saying 'Lord Jones Dead' to people who never knew Lord Jones was alive.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
I tell my lecture audiences to never, ever watch local TV news.
The news is all rapes and murders we didn't commit, funerals we don't attend, AIDS we don't want to catch
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