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" Beating up on the so-called elite media has a nice populist ring to it. "
" People crave trustworthy information about the world we live in. Some people want it because it is essential to the way they make a living. Some want it because they regard being well-informed as a condition of good citizenship. Some want it because they want something to exchange over dinner tables and water coolers. "
" There is a long history of newspapers being doomed. They were doomed by radio. They were doomed by television. They were probably doomed by the telegraph way back when. "
" I think there's been a decline in the public's access to what's being done with their tax dollars, what's being done in their name. I hope that that will be repaired. "
" Liberation movements - operating surreptitiously and conspiratorially - thrive on discipline and suspicion, and punish deviation or dissent. "
" I don't think anyone at Fox believes they are producing even-handed, impartial coverage. "
" There's a lot of stuff they don't teach you in the mythical editors' school. They don't teach you that you're going to have to spend a lot of your life in crisis management. "
" My view of social media is that it is a set of tools, not a religion. "
" I think there's a misconception that I'm opposed to social media. "
" My feeling about the Internet or anything else is that the more it tends to become a cult, the more I want to call it into question. "
" I think if you're a regular viewer of Fox News, you're among the most cynical people on planet Earth. I cannot think of a more cynical slogan than 'Fair and Balanced.' "
" The queen of aggregation is, of course, Arianna Huffington, who has discovered that if you take celebrity gossip, adorable kitten videos, posts from unpaid bloggers and news reports from other publications, array them on your Web site and add a left-wing soundtrack, millions of people will come. "
" Twitter and Facebook are brilliant tools, the journalistic uses of which are still being plumbed. They are great for disseminating interesting material. They are useful for gathering information, including from places that are inaccessible. "
" I do care if religious doctrine becomes an excuse to exclude my fellow citizens from the rights and protections our country promises. "
" You don't want to go around willy-nilly suing news organizations. That's probably self-defeating. "
" I'm a Capricorn, actually. "
" Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, has on several occasions talked about transparency as an absolute principle. I don't personally believe that. "
" The curse of a journalist is that he always has more questions than answers. "
" I make a joke that I'm the Internet curmudgeon, but 'wary' is a good way to put it. "
" Everything is accessible to everyone all the time, and I think there are wondrous things to treasure with what the Internet has made available to journalists. But I think it's also had some effects that are less pleasant. It has chipped away at a sense of privacy and secrecy. "
" My dad was an engineer, and he became the CEO of Chevron. His was an engineer's mind-set: Everything's kind of a problem; how do you approach the problem? "
" Anyone with an Internet service provider can be a pundit or whatever they want. "
" Every technology, including the printing press, comes at some price. "
" In fact, I spent 25 years as a reporter, swearing I would never become an editor. Sitting at a desk, watching other people go out and find the story, and then fussing with other people's words - I just didn't get the appeal of that. "
" Choosing my favorite moment in journalism would be like picking a favorite among my children. I can't pick one favorite. "