“Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.”
—attributed to U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan
“80% of Republicans are just Democrats who just don't know what's going on.”
—Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
“Misperceptions Vary Widely Depending on News Source” (2003-10-02), Program on International Policy Attitudes
What the Public Believes Now (2004-10-21), The Harris Poll
“We have an ideological press that's interested in the election of Republicans, and a mainstream press that's interested in the bottom line.”
Bill Moyers speaks about democracy and journalism and his last story before retiring.
“There actually was a survey in which more Americans were able to identify Jennifer Lopez' lover than their congressman.”
—Pulitzer Prize winner David Cay Johnston, interview (2004-03-26)
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The Wolf in Reporter's Clothing: The Rise of Pseudo-Journalism in America (2004-05-06), the 2004 Ruhl Lecture on Ethics delivered at the University of Oregon
“[Five] corporations — Time Warner, Disney, Murdoch's News Corporation, Bertelsmann of Germany, and Viacom (formerly CBS) — now control most of the media industry in the U.S. General Electric's NBC is a close sixth.”
—Corporate Accountability Project