"People everywhere confuse what they read in newspapers with news."
"We are in the business of gathering the news. We're not in the business of talking about the news."
"TV news is what you want it to be, and if you want it to be different, take a look at what you watch."
"The trouble with progress is that it tends to happen slowly and quietly. It's not necessarily going to shout about itself, or make the nightly news like a disaster or a scandal would."
"When the news wants to tell you something is important, they put dramatic theme music behind it. They scare you into watching the story."
"I don't want the news to be patriotic. I don't want to see flags on the lapels of the anchors. I don't want any of that."
"I want the news delivered unbiased. I thought that was the whole point with journalism."
"If people don't know who you are, they're not going to listen to your message. And not everybody pays attention to politicians by watching Fox News and CNN."
"A news organization has a much different responsibility. I might not be telling you the whole story. I might not be telling you a story in a manner that is properly sophisticated."
"While I was doing 'The Newsroom,' I always had the news on on different networks on different TVs around my house and around my office."