David Brinkley Quote

“The one function that TV news performs very well is that when there is no news we give it to you with the same emphasis as if there were.”

~ David Brinkley

Ratings and Comments

jim k, Austin, Tx

Or we make it up.

Mike, Norwalk

5 stars for accuracy, a thumbs down for the emphasized propaganda of the occupying statist theocracy infesting this land's media industrial complex. When was the last time news was a function of TV news ?

E Archer, NYC

I have seen the inner workings of the local television and radio stations as my family worked in those fields when I was younger. Without bad news, it is hard to keep viewers/listeners interested. That is why most 'news' has a component of fear -- it sells. I agree with Mike, 'news' today is to maintain the "statist theocracy's" hold upon the hearts and minds of its subjects.


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