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Carl Bernstein
(1944-____) born on
Feb 14
US journalist, author. He exposed, with Bob Woodward, the Watergate scandal which led to the resignataion of Richard Nixon; wrote "All the President's Men," 1974.
         
   
F
The lowest form of popular culture -- lack of information, misinformation, disinformation, and a contempt for the truth or the reality of most people's lives -- has overrun real journalism. Today, ordinary Americans are being stuffed with garbage.

R
The pressure to compete, the fear somebody else will make the splash first, ccreates a frenzied environment in which a blizzard of information is presented and serious questions may not be raised.
A
For the first time, the weird and the stupid and the coarse are becoming our cultural norms, even our cultural ideal.
N
The failures of the press have contributed immensely to the emergence of a talk-show nation, in which public discourse is reduced to ranting and raving and posturing.
K
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.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Guardian," (London), 3 Jun 1992.
R: In "Guardian," (London), 3 Jun 1992.
A: In "Guardian," (London), 3 Jun 1992.
N: In "Guardian," (London), 3 Jun 1992.
K: In "Guardian," (London), 3 Jun 1992.
   


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