I don't think a tough question is disrespectful.
We don't go into journalism to be popular. It is our job to seek the truth and put constant pressure on our leaders until we get answers.
People will never know how hard it is to get information, especially if it's locked up behind official doors where, if politicians had their way, they'd stamp 'top secret' on the color of the walls.
We are the only institution in our society that can question a president on a regular basis and make him accountable. Otherwise, he could be king.
Life is too short to drink the house wine.
Everyone with a cell phone thinks they're a photographer. Everyone with a laptop thinks they're a journalist. But they have no training, and they have no idea of what we keep to in terms of standards, as in what's far out and what's reality. And they have no dedication to truth.
You didn't tell a lie, you just left a big hole in the truth.
Don't let the politicians chip away at the New Deal and the Great Society programs like Social Security and Medicare, that puts a floor beyond which the elderly, the sick, the powerless do not starve or lack for medicine or shelter.
You cannot have a democracy without an informed people.
I think that presidents deserve to be questioned. Maybe irreverently, most of the time. Bring 'em down a size. You see a president, ask a question. You have one chance in the barrel. Don't blow it.
All presidents rail against the press. It goes with the turf.
I'm not anti-Jewish; I'm anti-Zionist.
I hit the third rail. You cannot criticize Israel in this country and survive.
I respect the office of the presidency, but I never worship at the shrines of our public servants...The Washington press corps has the privilege of asking the president of the United States what he is doing and why.
We are owned by propagandists against the Arabs. There's no question about that. Congress, the White House, and Hollywood, Wall Street, are owned by the Zionists. No question in my opinion. They put their money where their mouth is...We're being pushed into a wrong direction in every way.
If we care about the children, the grandchildren, the future generations, we need to make sure that they do not become the cannon fodder of the future.
This is the worst President ever. He [George W. Bush] is the worst President in all of American history.
We in the press have a special role since there is no other institution in our society that can hold the President accountable. I do believe that our democracy can endure and prevail only if the American people are informed.
Congress, the White House and Hollywood, Wall Street are owned by the Zionists.
I'll tell you how I handle stress. I say-This too shall pass. You've got to try to stay cool and admit when you're wrong, and tell them when you're right.
Try to reject war and give peace a chance. Question the powers that be and find out why they make the dubious decisions they do that send young people to war.
In Plains, I saw Jimmy Carter as he really is - a nice, decent man... in terms of compassionate contribution to society, he certainly has proven to be our best past president.
You don't spread democracy through the barrel of a gun.
I deeply regret my comments I made last week regarding the Israelis and the Palestinians. They do not reflect my heart-felt belief that peace will come to the Middle East only when all parties recognize the need for mutual respect and tolerance. May that day come soon.
Everybody is in the pocket of the Israeli lobbies.
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