The politician in my country seeks votes, affection and respect, in that order. With few notable exceptions, they are simply men who want to be loved.
- Edward R. Murrow on Truth in Politics The politician is trained in the art of inexactitude. His words tend to be blunt or rounded, because if they have a cutting edge they may later return to wound…
- Edward R. Murrow on Truth Most truths are so naked that people feel sorry for them and cover them up, at least a little bit.
- Edward R. Murrow on Journalism Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world doesn't mean you are wiser than when it reached only to the end of the bar.
- Edward R. Murrow on Dissent We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. When the loyal opposition dies, I think the soul of America dies with it.
- Edward R Murrow on Media as Diversion To a very considerable extent the media of mass communications in a given country reflect the political, economic, and social climate in which they flourish. That is the reason ours…