Notable Quotables - 05/30/1988
Soviet Religious Tolerance
after it fell under the boot of communism, religion is born again in the
Soviet Union. With its roots in the very heart of the Kremlin, the spirit is
moving today. This is the CBS Evening News. Dan Rather reporting
again tonight from inside the Kremlin. Good evening."
- opening the broadcast, May 26.
Reagan Plan to Meet Refuseniks"
- Washington Post, next morning
"But if Dukakis can
balance these budgets without new taxes or drastic program cuts, he'll have
one more reason next fall to claim he can work miracles."
- ABC News reporter Joe Bergantino on the Massachusetts budget deficit, May 4.
"For the past 12
months, Dukakis has waltzed and worked his way across America with his message
the government can work better than it does. Like Dukakis himself it is an
appeal that is more practical than passionate, as optimistic as he is
- Reporter Gail Harris on ABC's World News Tonight, May 18.
"Dukakis Moves In
on G.O.P.'s Issues: Democrat takes up crime, drugs, the family (and Noriega)"
- New York Times, May 21.
dog Duke again: Called a 'baby killer'"
- Boston Herald, same day.
"What happens when
the man you marry becomes a woman? Transsexuals and their wives are the focus
of this edition of Geraldo."
- Geraldo Rivera opening his show, May 16.
"Perhaps the most
important benefit of a joint mission to Mars has little to do with exploring
space and everything to do with surviving on earth. A manned Mars mission
would take at least 20 years to plan and complete. Years of cooperation that
could build bonds of friendship needed to prevent nuclear war."
- John Holliman, CNN PrimeNews, May 25.
"We should note
again that the decision to pull out of Afghanistan was a major one for Mikhail
Gorbachev, and a clear signal to people here and to Ronald Reagan in
Washington that Gorbachev's number one priority here is not foreign adventures
but solving problems here at home in the Soviet Union."
- Garrick Utley, NBC Nightly News, May 15.
"For all his tanks,
Yazov contends the Soviet Union invests no more in its military than the
United States does, and that he and his political bosses would like to spend
less on defense. But Yazov says there will be no cuts in the size of his
forces without corresponding reductions in the West."
- Reporter David Martin concluding his "exclusive" interview with the Soviet military Chief of Staff.
Wright, expects to bring charges"
- Washington Times, May 20.
"In Response to
Group's Call for Ethics Probe, Wright Defends his Record"
- Washington Post, same day.
Don Regan: "What's
the bottom line of the Reagan Administration? It's a great record."
Lesley Stahl: "Bottom line. Largest deficits in history. Largest debtor nation. Can't afford to fix the housing emergency."
- Exchange on Face the Nation, May 15.
"Hill group demands
compliance from Sandinistas"
- Washington Times, May 26.
- Washington Post and New York Times: No story
out free-lance reporter"
- Washington Times, page one, May 23 [Headline in large letters]
Journalist Expelled by Nicaragua"
- Washington Post, next day, page A19 [Headline in much smaller letters]
difference does it make. I don't know what sign he'll be under when he leaves
or when he gets over there."
- Senator Jesse Helms reacting to complaints his INF treaty amendments are embarrassing President Reagan.
"I've been battling
the son of a bitch ever since he became Attorney General. I don't like
- Senator Lowell Weicker quoted by CNN anchor Bernard Shaw on the May 18 PrimeNews.
- L. Brent
Bozell III; Publisher
- Brent H. Baker, Tim Graham; Editors
- Jim Heiser, Richard Marois, Patrick Swan, Dorothy Warner; Media Analysts
- Cynthia Bulman; Administrative Assistant