Quotations From JAMES RESTON
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The conflict between the men who make and the men who report the news is as old as time. News may be true, but it is not truth, and reporters and officials seldom see it the same way.... In the old days, the reporters or couriers of bad news were often put to the gallows; now they are given the Pulitzer Prize, but the conflict goes on.James Reston (b. 1909), U.S. journalist. "The Tug of History," The Artillery of the Press (1966).
People are always dying in the Times who don't seem to die in other papers, and they die at greater length and maybe even with a little more grace.James Reston (b. 1909), U.S. journalist. New Leader (New York, Jan. 7, 1963).
Europe has a press that stresses opinions; America a press, radio, and television that emphasize news.James Reston (b. 1909), U.S. journalist. "The President and the Press," The Artillery of the Press (1966).
In foreign policy you have to wait twenty-five years to see how it comes out.James Reston (b. 1909), U.S. journalist. International Herald Tribune (Paris, Nov. 18, 1991).
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