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103,307. Some wonderful news just through – a terrible disaster has occurred overseas so we won’t have to bother reporting it. Good night. (News & Disaster) Spitting Image s8e5, ITV News, ITV 1990
43,673. Today, a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration – that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively. There is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we’re the imagination of ourselves. Here’s Tom with the weather. (Drugs & LSD & News & Comedy) Bill Hicks, Sane Man
813. The news and truth are not the same thing. (Truth & News) Walter Lippmann
3,090. American astronomers say they have made the discovery of the century. They’ve found evidence to confirm how the universe developed. Data from a NASA satellite has revealed immense faint ripples in the level background radiation on the edge of space. (Space & Universe & Astronomy & News) BBC News 23rd April 1992
23,539. Unlike the American government we prefer not to get our bad news from CNN. (Spy Films & News) Goldeneye 1995 starring Pierce Brosnan & Sean Bean & Judi Dench & Robbie Coltrane & Izabella Scorupco & Famke Janssen & Joe Don Baker & Gottfried John & Desmond Llewelyn et al, director Martin Campbell, M
25,658. 54208.3 Last month’s data-stream from Star Fleet never arrived so the crew is looking forward to this one with even more anticipation than usual. We could all use some news from home. (Star Trek: Voyager & News) Star Trek: Voyager: Inside Man s7e6
26,503. The news-reel was the ideal film medium to get a morale-boosting message across to the largest possible audience. (World War II & News) The Story of British Pathé II: The Voice of Pathé
44,765. Good evening, I’m Roger Grimsby with the news at six. Today’s top stories: the United States government brings charges against Fielding Mellish as a subversive impostor. New York garbage men are striking for a better class of garbage. And the National Rifle Association declares death a good thing. Bananas 1971 starring Woody Allen & Louise Lasser & Carlos Montalban & Natividad Abascal & Jacobo Morales & Miguel Angel Suarez & David Ortiz & Rene Enriquez & Jack Axelrod & Howard Cosell & Roger Grimsby & Don Dunphy & Charlotte Rae et al, director Woody Allen, News at Six
44,766. Do not seek to stuff
My head with more ill news, for it is full. William Shakespeare, King John IV ii 133-134, King John to Bastard
44,767. Yet the first bringer of unwelcome news
Hath but a losing office, and his tongue
Sounds ever after as a sullen bell,
Remembered knolling a departed friend. William Shakespeare, II Henry IV I i 100
44,768. There is no composition in these news
That gives them credit. William Shakespeare, Othello I iii 1-2
44,769. I have heard strange news. William Shakespeare, The History of King Lear II i 87, Cornwall
44,770. Expecting Fox News to report real news is about as silly as waiting for George Bush and Dick Cheney to tell the truth ... Americans care, but it’s tough to care when you don't know what's going on. That ignorance is what the warmakers count on and what the corporate media delivers. (News & Media) Amy Goodman
44,771. Or to some coffee-house I stray
For news, the manna of a day. Matthew Green, The Spleen 1737
44,772. One of the problems has to do with the speed of light and the difficulties involved in trying to exceed it. You can’t. Nothing travels faster than the speed of light with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws. Douglas Adams, Mostly Harmless
44,773. It’s like turning news into a sausage factory. Jeremy Paxman, Guardian 18th September 1997 of the BBC’s proposed changes
44,774. Ill news hath wings, and with the wind doth go,
Comfort's a cripple and comes ever slow. Michael Drayton, The Barons’ War 1603
44,775. HERE IS THE NEWS,
Said the absolute speaker. Between him and us
A great gulf was fixed where pronunciation
Reigned tyrannically. Seamus Heaney, A Sofa in the Forties
44,776. 100 years ago a new kind of film burst on to British cinema screens. This sensational creation was the newsreel. The Story of British Pathé I: The Birth of the News
44,777. Early stories included a Suffragette demonstration in London and the first flight to take a passenger across the Channel ... The unfolding drama at Sydney Street. ibid.
44,778. Buried in the Pathé archive are remarkable films which bear witness to the brutal trauma of war on an industrial scale. ibid.
44,779. By the 1930s the rivalry between newsreels reached fever pitch. ibid.
44,780. Pathe’s archive contains striking images of the 1936 Jarrow March, but it never screened these at the time. ibid.
44,781. The burning issues of the day were being dissected and debated on screen. ibid.
44,782. The 1953 Coronation was a high water mark for Pathé. ibid.
44,783. Shocking images of mass starvation appeared on British TV screens. ibid.
44,784. It couldn’t compete with television. ibid.
44,785. People write negatives things, ’cause they feel that’s what sells. Good news to them, doesn't sell. Michael Jackson
56,820. No news is good news. (Proverb & News) Mid-17th century proverb
44,786. The wonderful news is that our Lord is a God of mercy, and He responds to repentance. (News & Repentance) Billy Graham
44,787. In the case of news, we should always wait for the sacrament of confirmation. Voltaire
44,788. I’m interested to see what happens with Fox News and phone hacking. I really can't believe it just happens in Great Britain. Because really, who cares about just hacking phones over there? Michael Moore
36,749. Every night I watch the nightly news. It’s funded by the pharmaceutical companies. Virtually every ad is a drug ad. They get their say every night on the nightly news through advertising. (Pharmaceutics & Advertising & News & Propaganda) Michael Moore
44,789. Qatar-based Al-Jazeera, the most important news channel in the Arab world, was harshly criticized by high US officials for having ‘emphasized civilian casualties’ during the destruction of Falluja. The problem of independent media was later resolved when the channel was kicked out of Iraq in preparation for free elections. (News & Media & Iraq) Noam Chomsky
44,790. I’ve thought for the last decade or so, the only actual place raw truth was seeping through in newspapers was on the Comics Pages. They were able to pull off intelligent social comment, pure truths not found elsewhere in the news pages, and had the ability to make it all funny, entertaining, and pertinent. (News & Comic) Elayne Boosler
44,791. There’s nothing good on the news. You’re not telling me CNN is all cats in trees, are you? Nothing can be that good if Piers Morgan is in it, you know what I mean? Noel Gallagher
44,792. I do not like to get the news, because there has never been an era when so many things were going so right for so many of the wrong persons. Ogden Nash
44,793. He who laughs has not yet heard the bad news. (News & Laugh) Bertolt Brecht
44,794. Until we have a better relationship between private performance and the public truth, as was demonstrated with Watergate, we as the public are absolutely right to remain suspicious, contemptuous even, of the secrecy and the misinformation which is the digest of our news. John le Carre
44,795. The rise of a ubiquitous Internet, along with 24-hour news channels has, in some sense, had the opposite effect from what many might have hoped such free and open access to information would have had. It has instead provided free and open access, without the traditional media filters, to a barrage of disinformation. Lawrence M Krauss