There was a vacuum in investigation, and the press began to try men in the most effective court in the country.
All news is an exaggeration of life.
Sincerity: if you can fake it, you've got it made.
I had to fight to keep reality on television, ... Most of the time I lost.
Forgive Us Our Press Passes.
to equate America with reality and truth, and get people overseas to accept that.
I'm delighted about it myself, because I'm no longer primarily a television person. I love seeing that the people who exercised that absolute control have lost it, thanks to technology.
Whenever I'm not sure about something, the ethics of something, the question I ask myself is, 'What would Murrow have done? What would Murrow say?' It seems strange after all these years that I still have him as a kind of symbol and an emblem to live by, but I do.
I think it's fair to say that the promise of confidentiality is based on the confidence that what you're being told is true, ... You lose right to any confidentiality if you lie. Sources are whistleblowers - they're people who'll tell you the truth to change something.
Murrow covered something because it needed coverage. He wasn't trying to get an audience just for the sake of it.
I have no doubt that the nation has suffered more from undue secrecy than from undue disclosure. The government takes good care of itself.