The greatest felony in the news business today is to be behind, or to miss a big story. So speed and quantity substitute for thoroughness and quality, for accuracy and context. The pressure to compete, the fear somebody else will make the splash first, creates a frenzied environment in which a blizzard of information is presented and serious questions may not be raised.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The one function that TV news performs very well is that when there is no news we give it to you with the same emphasis as if there were.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Write the news as if your very life depended on it. It does!More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The media transforms the great silence of things into its opposite. Formerly constituting a secret, the real now talks constantly. News reports, information, statistics, and surveys are everywhere.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
But there is good news yet to hear and fine things to be seen before we go to Paradise by way of Kensal Green.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I have a piece of great and sad news to tell you: I am dead.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
He presents me with what is always an acceptable gift who brings me news of a great thought before unknown. He enriches me without impoverishing himself.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If Thomas Edison invented electric light today, Dan Rather would report it on CBS News as, Candle making industry threatened.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No news is good news.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Listening to a news broadcast is like smoking a cigarette and crushing the butt in the ashtray.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The real news is bad news.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I was not long since in a company where I was not who of my fraternity brought news of a kind of pills, by true account, composed of a hundred and odd several ingredients; whereat we laughed very heartily, and made ourselves good sport; for what rock so hard were able to resist the shock or withstand the force of so thick and numerous a battery?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Literature is news that stays news.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Gossip is news running ahead of itself in a red satin dress.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It takes an enemy and a friend, working together, to hurt you to the heart. The one to slander you, and the other to get the news to you.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The most puzzling thing about TV is the steady advance of the sponsor across the line that has always separated news from promotion, entertainment from merchandising. The advertiser has assumed the role of originator, and the performer has gradually been eased into the role of peddler.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Bill Zachary: Mr. and Mrs. Harvey? I'm Bill Zachary from the U.S. State Department. I've got some good news for you.
Katherine Harvey: Oh. You found our children.
Bill Zachary: No. But you're not being charged with subversion. More [07/23/2005 12:07:00]
Nigel Powers: All right Goldmember. Don't play the laughing boy. There's only two things I hate in this world. People who are intolerant of other people's cultures and the Dutch.
Goldmember: What? Take the fahza away! Dutch hater! And now, it is time to say goodbye. Dr. Evil's orders. Which, for you, is bad news bears.More [08/08/2005 12:08:00]
Alfred Pennyworth: When you told me your grand plan for saving Gotham, the only thing that stopped me from calling the men in white coats was when you said that it wasn't about thrill-seeking.
Bruce Wayne: It's not.
Alfred Pennyworth: What would you call *that*?
[points to a TV news report showing a helicopter shot of the Batmobile being chased down the freeway by police cars]
Bruce Wayne: [as he fixes his tie] Damn good television.More [08/15/2005 12:08:00]
Brick Tamland: [after a rival news team insults Ron and the team] Heinie...
Brick Tamland: he said heinie!
Champ Kind: Brick, get back over here!More [08/28/2005 12:08:00]
Public TV News Anchor: Not so fast, you ingrates. Public News Team is taking a break from its pledge drive to kick some ass. No commercials, no mercy!More [08/28/2005 12:08:00]
Announcer: You're watching Channel 4 News with five-time Emmy award-winning anchor Ron Burgundy and Tits McGee.
Veronica Corningstone: Good evening, San Diego. I'm Veronica Corningstone. Tits McGee is on vacation.
Ron Burgundy: And I'm Tits... I'm Ron Burgundy.More [08/28/2005 12:08:00]
Ron Burgundy: [to Veronica Corningstone as the news has just gone off the air] You're a real hooker. I'm gonna slap you in public.More [08/28/2005 12:08:00]
Champ Kind: What's this?
Wes Mantooth: Well, well, well, Ron Burgundy and the Channel 4 News Team.
Ron Burgundy: Hello, Wes Mantooth, Hello, Evening News team.
Wes Mantooth: Nice clothes, gentlemen! I didn't know that the Salvation Army was having a sale. Am I right? Am I right? Look at these guys!
Brick Tamland: Hey! Where did you get those clothes? At the toilet store?
Wes Mantooth: What are you doing on our stations turf, Burgundy? You're about to get a serious beat down.
Champ Kind: I will smash your face into a car windshield, and then take your mother Dorothy Mantooth out for a nice seafood dinner and never call her again!
Wes Mantooth: Dorothy Mantooth is a saint! You understand me? Dorothy Mantooth is a saint!
Ron Burgundy: Hey leave the mothers out of this. It's unnecessary. Besides, I'm sure Wes here is just upset about finishing second in the ratings again.
Wes Mantooth: That's completely uncalled for, Burgundy. You know those rating systems are flawed. They don't take in account houses that have... uh... more than two television sets... and other things of that nature.
Ron Burgundy: I guess I have to take you at your word, No.2. You have a great day, fellas, we'll see you around the bend.
Wes Mantooth: Son of a bitch!More [08/28/2005 12:08:00]
Veronica Corningstone: For the entire Channel 4 news team, I'm Veronica Corningstone.
Ron Burgundy: And I'm Ron Burgundy. Go fuck yourself, San Diego.More [08/28/2005 12:08:00]
Brick Tamland: [after a rival news team insults Ron and company, laughing] Heinie... he said heinie!
Champ Kind: Get back over here, Brick!More [08/28/2005 12:08:00]
Ron Burgundy: Ladies and gentlemen, can I please have your attention. I've just been handed an urgent and horrifying news story. I need all of you, to stop what you're doing and listen. Cannonball!More [08/28/2005 12:08:00]
Announcer: [theme music begins] Channel 4 News, with five-time Emmy-award winning anchor Ron Burgundy. Champ Kind, Sports. Brick Tamland, Weather. And your reporter in the field, Brian Fantana. It's the Channel 4 News at 6:00!
Ron Burgundy: Good evening. I'm Ron Burgundy and here's what happening in your world tonight.More [08/28/2005 12:08:00]
Ron Burgundy: [to Veronica after the news has just gone off the air] You've got a dirty whorish mouth.More [08/28/2005 12:08:00]
Public TV News Anchor: No commercials;
Public TV News Anchor: no mercy!More [08/28/2005 12:08:00]
Ron Burgundy: Let's go to Brian Fantana who's live on the scene with a Channel 4 News exclusive. Brian?
Brian Fantana: Panda Watch! The mood is tense; I have been on some serious, serious reports but nothing quite like this. I uh... Ching... King is inside right now. I tried to get an interview with him, but they said no, you can't do that he's a live bear, he will literally rip your face off.
[to the Panda]
Brian Fantana: Hey, you're making me look stupid! Get out of here, Panda Jerk!More [08/28/2005 12:08:00]
Champ Kind: The bottom line is you've been spending a lot of time with this lady, Ron. You're a member of the Channel Four News Team!
Ron Burgundy: That's a given.
Champ Kind: We need you. Hell, I need you. I'm a mess without you! I miss you so damn much. I miss being with you, I miss being near you. I miss your laugh. I miss your scent; I miss your musk. When this all gets sorted out, I think you and me should get an apartment together!More [08/28/2005 12:08:00]
[Ruth is the on phone after seeing a news report about her]
Ruth: You wanna send a message? I ain't no fucking telegram, bitch!
Ruth: Nothing's wrong! I'm fine now. You think I'm a fool. You're the fool, cause guess what? This is a war and Diane's a spy. How bout that?
Ruth: Now you're catching on!
Ruth: Oh yeah! Well you're a cunt!More [09/28/2005 12:09:00]
News Producer: It's the same everywhere - once the tripods begin to move, no more news comes out of that area.More [10/31/2005 12:10:00]
Dr. Austin Sloper: If a prelude is necessary, the news must be bad.More [12/01/2005 12:12:00]
David 'Dave' Veltri: Little news flash, Pop. Ha. Harold ain't so perfect. Remember that time in Puerto Rico when we picked up those two, uh... well, I guess they were prostitutes, but I don't remember paying.More [12/18/2005 12:12:00]
Cynthia Tudeski: You really meant it, didn't you? What you said?
Nicholas "Oz" Oseransky: About loving you? Of course! What did you think this was all about?
Cynthia Tudeski: [shrugs] Sex. I mean, GREAT sex...
Nicholas "Oz" Oseransky: [chuckling] It was pretty good... is that all this has meant to you?
Cynthia Tudeski: Don't get me wrong, Oz. I like you a lot...
Nicholas "Oz" Oseransky: Well, that's great to hear, but I've got news for you. I don't generally go around risking my life for people who just like me.More [02/06/2006 12:02:00]
Guile: You tossed the diamonds? How could you have thrown the wrong box?
Billy Ray: I dropped them, Guile. Couldn't tell which was which.
Guile: You tossed the diamonds. All that surveillance, all those weeks of planning for a box of ROCKS AND DIRTY SOCKS!
Billy Ray: Get off my back, already! It was an honest mistake.
Guile: Honest? HONEST? Here's a news flash for you: WE ARE CROOKS!
Billy Ray: It was a freaking judgment call! I screwed up, let's leave it at that! It's not as if you made your share of mistakes!
Guile: All right, all right, Fine. I was just thinking of all those beautiful diamonds that YOU THREW AWAY!
Billy Ray: Look at the bright side...
Guile: Oh? Oh, you mean there's a bright side?
Billy Ray: There's always tomorrow...
Guile: Oh...Oh thank you, little orphan Annie!More [02/09/2006 12:02:00]
Dutch Engstrom: What's our next move?
Pike Bishop: Well, I figure Agua Verde's the closest... three days maybe. Then get the news and drift back to the border. Maybe a payroll, maybe a bank.
Dutch Engstrom: Maybe that damn railroad.
Tector Gorch: That damn railroad you're talkin' about sure as hell ain'ta gettin' no easier!
Sykes: And you boys ain't gettin' any younger either.
Pike Bishop: We've got to start thinking beyond our guns. Those days are closin' fast.More [02/28/2006 12:02:00]
Lt. Shawn Fynn: That's the best news I've had since I threw up my breakfast.More [00/00/0000 12:00:00]
What you're about to see is a reenactment of some events of this week's biggest news storyMore [03/20/2006 12:03:00]
Nokia's (revenue) numbers on handset and infrastructure were lower than expected, ... Right now we think it's a battle between bearish fundamentals and valuation. Nokia shares are at a bottom, and with the news now out, the shares could rally.More [03/23/2006 12:03:00]
I think one of the dangers of great tragedies like this is, once they fall away from the 24-hour news cycle, there's a tendency to think, `Well that's dealt with.More [04/11/2006 12:04:00]
I said, 'Josh, the good news is we're going to do your movie. The bad news is you're going first, sucker,' ... Because I didn't know what it would be like to shoot in (Bulgaria), and he blazed the trail. He cursed me every day.More [04/14/2006 12:04:00]
The only gossip I'm interested in is things from the Weekly World News - 'Woman's bra bursts, 11 injured'. That kind of thing.More [05/19/2006 12:05:00]
Every time I see him, he threatens to do something. I just saw him last night. I'd love to do it again…well, I don't want to do that again. If there's any way to avoid the curse, that would be better. I'd love to do the film, if at all possible, and I stress that 'if at all possible' because it was really going to be good, that was the thing we all felt. It was really sad. It was really going to be good, like the best of Terry Gilliam. I felt really good about my character, and the good news is that if he wants to go back and do that, I already know the character, so I have less homework to do.More [05/19/2006 12:05:00]
If you look up the definition of news in the dictionary, it isn't what you watch on TV.More [07/01/2006 12:07:00]
“There was a rumor that I was dead. I happened to be off work that day and I had a beeper and the batteries had died, so I was just shopping and looking round book stores. People were frantically trying to get in touch with me and people were calling hospitals and the news people were calling my agent trying to see if it was true.”More [07/16/2006 12:07:00]
Its only when you are a great actor and are recognised for your good work that you become famous. Unless you are in the news for the wrong reasons!More [08/13/2006 12:08:00]
I have a liberal definition of news because I think news can be what excites people. I'm not very sanctimonious about what news is and isn't.More [08/15/2006 12:08:00]
I think the evening news is still part of everything, if not everything.More [08/15/2006 12:08:00]
We are a critical part of the cycle, and we add to the identity. But I think that the evening news still sets the identity.More [08/15/2006 12:08:00]
But in my own particular case, there was something that happened when I became a mother. Whenever in the news I saw an example of a child being abused or mistreated, my response went from being appalled to being physically revolted.More [09/25/2006 12:09:00]
“[Womack also shares Musical Event of the Year nominations with label mate George Strait for their] Good News, Bad News ... I'll Never Be Free.”More [11/13/2006 12:11:00]
“As a player, I want to know that line calls are as accurate as technology will allow. In that sense, today's announcement is great news for all players.”More [11/15/2006 12:11:00]
“There is elation at this moment. The news just coming a short time ago that the 12 miners are alive.”More [11/16/2006 12:11:00]
I entered it already with a jaded eye towards the world. I do look at the news and all of that sort of stuff - - always keeping my eyes open for stories.More [11/18/2006 12:11:00]
“"Well Christy, Like NOTHING has gone to your head, but MY SHOW is National News aaaannnddd I wrote the show...." (then she walks off from Christy Turlington and Kate Moss- and Christy says "oh...she didnt take that very well"”More [12/17/2006 12:12:00]
At MTV, it's very nice sometimes to be able to be very specific. Specificity really makes a news story interesting because you can color it in that personality.More [01/17/2007 12:01:00]
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