65 Media Quotes On Success In Life

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Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging media quotes, media sayings, and media proverbs.

Best Media Quotes

  1. “Whoever controls the media, controls the mind.” ~ Jim Morrison
  2. “If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.” ~ Malcolm X
  3. “The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the minds of the masses.” ~ Malcolm X
  4. “The people will believe what the media tells them they believe.” ~ George Orwell

  5. “It is the emergence of mass media which makes possible the use of propaganda techniques on a societal scale.” ~ Jacques Ellul
  6. “Today, the media dictatorship is becoming a substitute to military dictatorship. The big economic groups are using the media and decide who can speak, who the good guy is, and who the bad guy is.” ~ Danny Glover
  7. “The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  8. “The uniformity and obedience of the media, which any dictator would admire…” ~ Noam Chomsky

  9. “The corporate grip on opinion in the United States is one of the wonders of the Western world. No First World country has ever managed to eliminate so entirely from its media all objectivity – much less dissent.” ~ Gore Vidal
  10. “Media manipulation in the U.S. today is more efficient than it was in Nazi Germany because here we have the pretense that we are getting all the information we want. That misconception prevents people from even looking for the truth.” ~ Mark Crispin Miller
  11. “Quite frankly, having an uninformed populace works extremely well, particularly when you have a media that doesn’t understand its responsibility and feels more like it’s an arm of a political party. They can really take advantage of an uninformed populace.” ~ Benjamin Carson , Politics media quotes
  12. “Times have not become more violent. They have just become more televised.” ~ Marilyn Manson

  13. “The media can be a really strong vehicle.” ~ Cecilia Bartoli
  14. “All of us who professionally use the mass media are the shapers of society. We can vulgarise that society. We can brutalize it. Or we can help lift it onto a higher level.” ~ William Bernbach
  15. “To be honest with you, I worry about concentration of ownership in media, where you have a handful of media conglomerates largely controlling what we see, hear and read.” ~ Bernie Sanders
  16. “The quality of democracy and the quality of journalism are deeply entwined.” ~ Bill Moyers

  17. “The biases the media has are much bigger than conservative or liberal. They’re about getting ratings, about making money, about doing stories that are easy to cover.” ~ Al Franken
  18. “Media, the plural of mediocrity.” ~ Jimmy Breslin
  19. “Governments don’t want a population capable of critical thinking, they want obedient workers, people just smart enough to run the machines and just dumb enough to passively accept their situation. You have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land. They own and control the corporations. They’ve long since bought, and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the statehouses, the city halls, they got the judges in their back pockets and they own all the big media companies, so they control just about all of the news and information you get to hear.” ~ George Carlin
  20. “People in the mass media tend more and more every day to look and act like elected and appointed officials.” ~ L. Neil Smith

  21. “All media exist to invest our lives with artificial perceptions and arbitrary values.” ~ Marshall McLuhan
  22. “Of course, it is possible for any citizen with time to spare, and a canny eye, to work out what is actually going on, but for the many there is not time, and the network news is the only news even though it may not be news at all but only a series of flashing fictions.” ~ Gore Vidal
  23. “The futility of everything that comes to us from the media is the inescapable consequence of the absolute inability of that particular stage to remain silent. Music, commercial breaks, news flashes, adverts, news broadcasts, movies, presenters—there is no alternative but to fill the screen; otherwise, there would be an irremediable void…. That’s why the slightest technical hitch, the slightest slip on the part of the presenter becomes so exciting, for it reveals the depth of the emptiness squinting out at us through this little window.” ~ Jean Baudrillard , News media quotes
  24. “Social media is the ultimate canary in the coal mine” ~ Jay Baer

  25. “The United States is unusual among the industrial democracies in the rigidity of the system of ideological control – ‘indoctrination,’ we might say – exercised through the mass media.” ~ Noam Chomsky
  26. “Privacy is dead, and social media holds the smoking gun.” ~ Pete Cashmore , Social media quotes
  27. “We need to decide that we will not go to war, whatever reason is conjured up by the politicians or the media, because war in our time is always indiscriminate, a war against innocents, a war against children.” ~ Howard Zinn
  28. “Advertisers are very wary of ideological media.” ~ Paul Weyrich

  29. “Belief is with them mechanical, voluntary: they believe what they are paid for – they swear to that which turns to account. Do you suppose, that after years spent in this manner, they have any feeling left answering to the difference between truth and falsehood?” ~ William Hazlitt
  30. “Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand of a clock.” ~ Ben Hecht
  31. “The mainstream media has its own agenda. They do not want to print the facts. They have an agenda, they have a slant, they have a bias. It is outrageous to me.” ~ Curt Weldon
  32. “It is advertising and the logic of consumerism that governs the depiction of reality in the mass media.” ~ Christopher Lasch

  33. “Once you inject fear into a society of people, they become more and more afraid because they don’t cross over the neighborhoods and the only information they get about other people is through the media.” ~ Helen Prejean
  34. “Whoever controls the media, the images, controls the culture.” ~ Allen Ginsberg
  35. “The elite media has been caught in so many lies because of false statements that its whole reputation has eroded, their circulation is down, and their profits are down” ~ Geraldo Rivera
  36. “I think that reality TV is so bad. It is a tool by the media to not make people think.” ~ Naveen Andrews

  37. “An unconscious people, an indoctrinated people, a people fed only partisan information and opinion that confirm their own bias, a people made morbidly obese in mind and spirit by the junk food of propaganda is less inclined to put up a fight, ask questions and be skeptical. And just as a democracy can die of too many lies, that kind of orthodoxy can kill us, too.” ~ Bill Moyers
  38. “The most important service rendered by the press and the magazines is that of educating people to approach printed matter with distrust.” ~ Samuel Butler
  39. “Today we are beginning to notice that the new media are not just mechanical gimmicks for creating worlds of illusion, but new languages with new and unique powers of expression.” ~ Marshall McLuhan
  40. “We need a free media, not just freedom of speech.” ~ Tom Scholz

  41. “For the very first time, the young are seeing history being made before it is censored by their elders.” ~ Margaret Mead
  42. “A flourishing, morally credible media is a vital component in the maintenance of genuinely public talk, argument about common good.” ~ Rowan Williams
  43. “The world is for thousands a freak show; the images flicker past and vanish; the impressions remain flat and unconnected in the soul. Thus they are easily led by the opinions of others, are content to let their impressions be shuffled and rearranged and evaluated differently.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  44. “The bigger the information media, the less courage and freedom they follow. Bigness means weakness.” ~ Eric Sevareid

  45. “If our language, our programs, our creations are not strongly present in the new media, the young generation of our country will be economically and culturally marginalized.” ~ Jacques Chirac
  46. “It is precisely the purpose of the public opinion generated by the press to make the public incapable of judging, to insinuate into it the attitude of someone irresponsible, uninformed.” ~ Walter Benjamin
  47. “…the mass media. What are they? They’re huge corporations, massive corporations, linked up with even bigger corporations. They sell audiences to other businesses, namely advertisers. So when you turn on the television set, CBS doesn’t make any money. They make money from the advertisers. You’re the product that they’re selling, and the same is true of the daily newspaper. They’re huge corporations, selling audiences, potential consumers, to other businesses, all linked up closely to the government, especially the big media. What picture of the world do you expect them to present?” ~ Noam Chomsky
  48. “To a philosopher all news, as it is called, is gossip, and they who edit and read it are old women over their tea.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

  49. “Social media doesn’t create negativity, it uncovers it.” ~ Jay Baer , Negative media quotes
  50. “The medium is the message. This is merely to say that the personal and social consequences of any medium – that is, of any extension of ourselves – result from the new scale that is introduced into our affairs by each extension of ourselves, or by any new technology.” ~ Marshall McLuhan
  51. “There is a cultural factor promoting violence which nowadays undoubtedly is highly effective is the mass media. And particularly everything that enters our minds through pictorial media.” ~ Alva Myrdal
  52. “The American mass media have achieved what American political might could not: World domination.” ~ Akbar S. Ahmed

  53. “What the mass media offers is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten, and replaced by a new dish.” ~ W. H. Auden
  54. “Mainstream media tend to just mouth the conventional wisdom, to see everything through the filter of right and left.” ~ Arianna Huffington
  55. “You can buy attention (advertising). You can beg for attention from the media (PR). You can bug people one at a time to get attention (sales). Or you can earn attention by creating something interesting and valuable and then publishing it online for free.” ~ David Meerman Scott
  56. “Everyone says social media is a unicorn, but maybe it’s just a horse?” ~ Jay Baer

  57. “It is a misfortune that necessity has induced men to accord greater license to this formidable engine, in order to obtain liberty, than can be borne with less important objects in view; for the press, like fire, is an excellent servant, but a terrible master.” ~ James F. Cooper
  58. “If the sexual revolution has been a medical disaster, socially it has been a catastrophe. Why do the media not report and explore the tragic results of the sexual revolution? Because many are collaborators.” ~ Pat Buchanan
  59. “I think that in the minds of many, the press is being seen less and less as a neutral observer in the impeachment enterprise and more and more as participants, or even collaborators. On Media’s Participation In Watergate” ~ Pat Buchanan
  60. “The idea of a liberal media bias is simply a myth. If only it were true, we might have a more humane, open-minded, and ultimately effective public debate on the issues facing the country.” ~ Barbra Streisand
  61. “Media is just a word that has come to mean bad journalism.” ~ Graham Greene

  62. “The standards are being lowered, not just on the Internet, but in all of news and media.” ~ Vince McMahon
  63. “Journalism is the only profession explicitly protected by the U.S. Constitution because journalists are supposed to be the check and balance on government. We’re supposed to be holding those in power accountable. We’re not supposed to be their megaphone. That’s what the corporate media have become.” ~ Amy Goodman
  64. “Much of the big media outlets in North America are owned by arms manufacturers, like Westinghouse, or G.E. [General Electric]. That’s unacceptable. So we’re not getting editorial policy, we’re not getting a vision of truth. People just don’t know what is going on anymore, and that’s really dangerous stuff.” ~ Denis Halliday
  65. “The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance in the major media.” ~ William Colby

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