THE NEWS HACK'S CREED:
I know more than you.
I make lots more money than you.
I'm smarter than you.
I'm sexier than you.
I appear on TV all the time.
I work ten minutes a day.
I rule the universe.
I'm going to live forever.
You are an idiot.
THE NEWS HACK'S CREED, No. 2:
A lie isn't a lie when it tells THE TRUTH.
THE NEWS HACK'S CREED, No. 3:
I've come to realize that the looseness of the journalistic life, the seeming laxity of the newsroom, is an illusion. Yes, there's informality and there's humor, but beneath the surface lies something deadly serious. It is a code. Sometimes the code is not even written down, but it is deeply believed in. And, when violated, it is enforced with tribal ferocity.
--JOHN "OMERTA" CARROLL.
THE NEWS HACK'S CREED, No. 4:
News isn't news when we don't report it.
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Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Speaking of USAOKAY!!!!!, and even though it be from EMMETT "KELLY"'s, champion of SLIME's press freedom:[T]he excess of press freedom which the
Times continues to champion even at the expense of its country's diplomacy, and very likely its security too, will mean that trash continues to dominate the news -- which in turn will make the special things that newspapers and other large media organizations can do that the specialist trash-merchants and two-bit aggregators cannot do will take up an ever smaller share of what they in fact do, and so continue to make them seem ever more unnecessary and out of date. I wouldn't bet that the
New York Times will go out of business, but this movie had the opposite of its intended effect by making me think it more likely to do so than I did before.