Notable Quotables - 04/27/1992
"The Bush campaign
falsely portrayed Dukakis as soft on crime."
- CNN anchor Bernard Shaw in introductory piece preceding interview with Michael Dukakis, April 16 Inside Politics.
Time: New Look, But Passing the Same Old Gas
taxes on gasoline, alcohol, and tobacco...Larry Summers, an economics
professor on leave from Harvard, for example, calculates that a tax directed
at halving the growth of carbon dioxide emissions would raise $16 billion a
year, while increasing the price of gasoline only 5 cents a gallon."
- Time Washington reporter Dan Goodgame in the April 20 issue, the first following its redesign.
"If the world is to
head off the risk of global warming, with its danger of massive crop failure,
or rising sea levels, or spreading starvation in the poorest countries, then
America - the largest producer of the gases that cause global warming - is
in the spotlight."
- ABC reporter Ned Potter, April 7 World News Tonight.
Discontented European Voters Look for Change
Reflects Anti-Tory Mood Across Britain
- Washington Post, April 5
"But neither party
seems likely to win a decisive victory, and the most likely outcome is either
a razor-thin majority or a `hung parliament' in which the winner would have to
rely on support from one or more minor parties to control the
- Washington Post reporter Glenn Frankel, April 6.
"Major and the
Conservatives seem to have failed to win a majority after 13 years because of
the voter's perception that they did little to pull Britain out of the
recession. Conservatives were heavily criticized for failing to invest enough
funds in the national health service and the educational system. But voters
were equally concerned about the large tax increase the Labor Party proposed
with a top rate of 59 percent to fund those programs. If current trends hold
up and the Conservatives run about 25 to 30 seats short, observers believe
Prime Minister Major will resign tomorrow, leaving it up to Labor to form a
- ABC's Pierre Salinger on World News Tonight April 9, the day of the election.
Majority of 21 Seats British Vote Called a Rejection of Labor
- Washington Post, April 11
Kinnocks's labor lost,
so he quits
- Washington Times, April 14
House Bank: Nobody to Blame
"The [House] bank
had no written standards; hopeless accounting procedures made it impossible to
determine when overdrafts occurred except by painstaking check-by-check
reconstruction of individual accounts....None of this was anyone's
- Washington Post reporter Guy Gugliotta, April 17.
"In many ways,
North Korea resembles a religion as much as a conventional state. The
President, known as the Great Leader, is the object of worship and veneration,
much of it apparently genuine on an extraordinary scale. His birthplace is the
site of pilgrimages that would not seem out of place in Bethlehem."
- CNN reporter Mike Chinoy, April 6 World News.
"The economic and
political turmoil that has swept the former Communist East Bloc has hit women
the hardest. There's been a strong backlash against the idea of women's
equality...Under the Communists, women in the workplace were glorified. And if
they needed time off to give birth and raise families, they got it at full
- ABC reporter Jerry King, April 6 World News Tonight.
Moyers: Better Than Sex
"In the world of
nonfiction television, there's nothing quite as exhilarating as a great Bill
Moyers program. The Secret Government and High Crimes and
Misdemeanors were the most cogent analysis of what went wrong during the
Iran-Contra mess that television had to offer....Fans and foes take note: Listening
to America, his new 26-week series is a grand slam....From the time he
left the Lyndon Johnson White House because of disagreements with Vietnam
policy, Moyers has been ahead of the establishment curve politically. He, and
a handful of print journalists, could see how television had handed over
coverage of the 1988 election to Roger Ailes."
- Boston Globe television reviewer Ed Siegel, April 7.
Creating Jobs: Up, Down and Around
Census study says
high-paying fields created most jobs
- Boston Globe, April 15
Report Portrays a
Churning Sea of U.S. Job Losses and Gains
- Washington Post, same day
Conspiracy Against Blacks? Yes
"The advent of
crack cocaine, the easy availability of lethal weapons, and the emergence of
the AIDS virus among inner-city blacks - all may be construed as evidence of
a plot....All this would surely require a reordering of national priorities -
a Marshall Plan for the cities, as liberals like to say. But in an era of
widespread compassion fatigue and dwindling confidence in government's ability
to solve social problems, no one is expecting Washington to do the Right
- Newsweek reporter Tom Morganthau, April 6.
"Do you have any
regrets about voting for so-called Reaganomics, which kind of suggested we
could have it all?"
- Tom Brokaw questioning Senator Warren Rudman, April 3 NBC Nightly News.
Art Won't Survive Without Tax Dollars
"There will always
be controversy. By its very nature, art goes beyond convention, beyond
reality. It pushes the boundaries. But the art world knows, and the government
knows, that without taxpayer help, the richness and diversity of art in
America could disappear."
- NBC's Mike Jensen, March 31 Nightly News.
And Finally, Nobody Complain About Taxes
April 15 Could Be Worse
Believe it or not, Americans' taxes aren't that bad
- Newsweek, April 13
- L. Brent Bozell III;
- Brent H. Baker, Tim Graham; Editors
- Brant Clifton, Nicholas Damask, Steve Kaminski, Marian Kelley, Tim Lamer; Media Analysts
- Jennifer Hardebeck; Circulation Manager