I would be lying if I said the journalism doesn’t reflect my own choices as a reporter and a writer: what to say, what to emphasize, how to say it, what is true or untrue.
One of the sad things about contemporary journalism is that it actually matters very little. The world now is almost inured to the power of journalism. The best journalism would manage to outrage people. And people are less and less inclined to outrage.
A professional who bats exactly like an amateur.- Sir Pelham Warner
The power of the sword, say the minority... is in the hands of Congress.- Tench Coxe
Beauty is power; a smile is its sword.- John Ray
Power in America today is control of the means of communication.- Theodore H. White
When a man of my name is in power, he must do great things.- Napoleon III
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The trick to making a story matter is that every now and then, somebody you care about has to go. If it’s somebody that you don’t care about, then it doesn’t really have – the stakes aren’t there. But if you do that every now and then, then the story matters to people. And there are actual stakes involved, emotional stakes.
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David Simon is an American author, journalist, and a writer/producer of television series. He worked for the Baltimore Sun City Desk for twelve years. He wrote Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets and co-wrote The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood with Ed Burns.
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