media

A Quote by Gavin De Becker on media, hindsight, and foresight

And why do we worship hindsight (as in the news media's constant rehash of the day, the week, the year) and yet distrust foresight, which actually might make a difference in our lives?

Gavin De Becker

Source: The Gift of Fear

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Rob Brezsny on media, news, tv, movies, books, newspapers, bad news, publishing, murder, addiction, self-hatred, sexual pathology, shame, betrayal, extortion, robbery, cancer, arson, torture, life, and meaning

The average American child sees 20,000 murders in TV before reaching age 18.  This is considered normal.  Every community has video rental stores filled with multimillion-dollar films that depict people doing terrible things to each other.  If you read newspapers, you have every right to believe that Bad Nasty Things compose 90 percent of the human experience.  The authors of thousands of books pu

But you will be hard-pressed to find more than a few novels, films, news stories, and TV shows that dare to depict life as a gift whose purpose is to enrich the human soul.

Rob Brezsny

Source: Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia: How the Whole World Is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings, Pages: 61

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Rob Brezsny on media, stories, history, and bad news

We're not going to waste our valuable space or your precious energy by giving equal time to stories of tragedy, failure, and tumult.  They get far more that their fair share of attention everywhere else.  Future historians might even conclude that our age suffered from a collective obsessive-compulsive disorder: the pathological need to repetitively seek out reasons for how bad life is.

Rob Brezsny

Source: Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia: How the Whole World Is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings, Pages: 66

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, media, culture, and radicalism

So successful has the ideological-political-cultural purge been executed that it is hard indeed to find vigorous liberals, and no energetic, coherent and cogent leftists at all can find expression in our controlled media and educational systems. Forget about wholesale culture- or civilization-critics like Marxists. Universities have to be purged of any "radicalism" that can see through to the roots of issues and pathologies, for the same reasons that workers have to have nascent unions aborted among them and contrarian newspapers and media have to be starved of advertising.

Kenneth Smith

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A Quote by Pat Mitchell on television, media, system, public broadcasting, broadcasting, advertising, commercial, and noncommercial

[Public Broadcasting System] an entity designed to create an informed citizenry rather than to deliver consumers to advertisers.

Pat Mitchell

Source: PBS website - from a December 2004 speech by Pat Mitchell, President of PBS

Contributed by: Earon

A Quote by Herbert Clark Hoover on freedom, liberty, media, press, freedom of speech, first amendment, constitution, rights, and america

Absolute freedom of the press to discuss public questions is a foundation stone of American liberty.

Herbert Clark Hoover (1874 - 1964)

Source: Herbert Clark Hoover (US President, 1929-1933)

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A Quote by Marc Benioff on media, communication, and marketing

Relationships with the media are really important. The media has a more important voice today than it has ever had. We don't advertise. We only have one marketing vehicle, which is editorial, and our ability to get our message out and communicate it effectively.

Marc Benioff

Source: On the Record: Marc Benioff: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/10/08/BUG2QLICVV1.DTL

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by unknown on entrepeneur, business, media, and technology

Who Ever finds the new, new thing and makes it happens, wins!

unknown

Source: The New, New Thing; Jim Clark

Contributed by: Jeremy

A Quote by Bill Gates on media, death, and suffering

The media covers what’s new – and millions of people dying is nothing new. So it stays in the background, where it’s easier to ignore. But even when we do see it or read about it, it’s difficult to keep our eyes on the problem. It’s hard to look at suffering if the situation is so complex that we don’t know how to help. And so we look away.

Bill Gates

Source: Gates Harvard Commencement Speech: http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/2007/06.14/99-gates.html

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by John Makransky on love, kindness, buddhism, dzogchen, society, and media

As we grow older, we learn to pay attention to things that society considers more real and significant than the loving care of all those people. According to the social discourse around us, it seems much more important to identify those whom we should hate, fear, or compete with for affirmation, power, and wealth. Meanwhile, television news and magazines focus our communal attention each day on the horrible things that some people have done to others, as if that is all that happened throughout the entire world that day.

John Makransky

Source: Awakening Through Love: Unveiling Your Deepest Goodness, Pages: 17

Contributed by: BlueHwyFlaneur

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