The Best of Notable Quotables; December 23, 1991
Table of Contents:
- Executive Summary
- Gomer Pyle Award
- Peter Arnett Award
- Iron Curtain Award
- Gulf War
- Media Hero Award
- Willie Horton Award
- Damn Conservatives
- Armand Hammer Award
- Real Reagan Legacy
- Long Dong Silver Award
- Thurgood Marshall Award
- Borking Award
- Wilson-Weicker Award
- Which Way Is It?
- Silliest Analysis
- Quote of the Year
- 1991 Award Judges
Peter Arnett Media First Award
Pat Buchanan: âIf there was information you could have gotten out that could have saved scores, hundreds of American lives, you wouldnât have transmitted that information?â
Peter Arnett: âI wouldnât have transmitted that information. I would not have gotten that information in the first place. But I would not have transmitted it. I was in Baghdad because I was a correspondent for CNN, which has no political affiliations with the U.S. government, thank goodness.â
â CNNâs Crossfire, August 2.
â[After World War II] Many of the Germans came to us after the revelations of the horrors of the concentration camps. They said âWe didnât know, we didnât knowâ â the tears were rolling down their cheeks. They claimed they couldnât be held responsible, but they were. They accepted with cheers, and great enthusiasm, Hitlerâs clamping down on a free press...Today weâre in the same position.â
â Walter Cronkite quoted on
Gulf War coverage in the October 22 Philadelphia Daily News.
Reporter Arthur Kent: âSaddam Hussein is a cunning man and nowhere does he show that more clearly than on a battlefield when heâs under attack.â
Anchor Faith Daniels: âAnd that, Arthur, really seems to be this Administrationâs greatest miscalculation.â
Arthur Kent: âThatâs right, Faith. He is ruthless, but more than ruthless. In the past 11 days, heâs surprised us. Heâs shown us a capable military mind and he still seems to know exactly what heâs doing.â
from NBC special America: The Realities of War, January 27.
âAllied military units are on the move. Their positions, movements, and plans must be carefully safeguarded. We must assume that the enemy is confused about what is happening on the battlefield and it is absolutely essential that we not do anything inadvertently ourselves to clarify the picture for him.â
â Defense Secretary Dick Cheney in a press conference at the start of the ground war, February 23.
âAs part of our CBS News live coverage of the beginning of the ground war offensive, weâre talking to Bob McKeown, a CBS News reporter whoâs one mile from the Kuwaiti border. Bob, any indication of how far up you the think the Allies are now?â
â Dan Rather, 21 minutes later.