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The Best of Notable Quotables; December 24, 1990

Vol. Three; No. 26


Most Honest Confession Award



"There is no such thing as objective reporting...I’ve become even more crafty about finding the voices to say the things I think are true. That’s my subversive mission."

-- Boston Globe environmental reporter Dianne Dumanoski at an Utne Reader symposium May 17-20. Quoted by Micah Morrison in the July American Spectator.

Runners-Up:

"I think that when abortion opponents complain about a bias in newsrooms against their cause, they’re absolutely right." "Opposing abortion, in the eyes of most journalists...is not a legitimate, civilized position in our society."

-- Boston Globe legal reporter Ethan Bronner in Los Angeles Times reporter David Shaw’s series on abortion coverage, July 1.

"After seeing our footage, she told us that Frontline doesn’t co-produce anti-communist programs."

-- Cinematographer Nestor Almendros on a Frontline producer’s reaction to his anti-Castro documentary Nobody Listened, quoted by Don Kowet in the August 8 Washington Times.