We Americans are the ultimate innocents. We are forever desperate to believe that this time the government is telling us the truth.
If you believe in journalism, you don't insult good journalists.
I don't judge myself by what someone says.
My own reaction from a distance is that Pol Pot's demise as the leader of the Khmer Rouge was inevitable, and that his own paranoia did him in as much as anything else.
I just don't believe that you have to come in and insult people when you want to change things.
You can criticize any news staff in some ways, but the one thing that you couldn't call the Village Voice staff was a staff of stenographers, taking notes from public figures and just passing them on.
Pol Pot carried out through the years enormous purges against his own followers because of his paranoia.
The mainstream press and television do a very soft job of covering the press, either as corporate entities or as news organizations.
This isn't a little debate society. That's high school stuff.
Contradictory to my religion, I think, is journalism.
The Voice has always been an alternative paper. They have always understood that that was part of their role.
People in New York pay attention to national issues - a huge percentage of people.
It's very easy to say that something is a shadow of itself, and it may be true in some senses.
Lacey didn't like it, even though he was born here, I understand. I mean, he was born in Brooklyn. He told the staff that they better prepare themselves to say goodbye to some of their friends.
I don't know how you can do it, if you don't recognition the media as a power center in America.
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