Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Masters of suspense

I've always felt that quotes are the most important piece of any story. Here's an excellent one from a story about Brian Williams:

"This is one of the toughest calls that I've ever seen," said Paul Levinson, professor of communications and media studies at Fordham University. "On the one hand, the public is right to expect nothing but the truth from our reporters and our news anchors."

I guess he lost the other hand in the war.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who does Williams think he is? President Reagan?

10:49 AM, February 10, 2015  
Blogger Paul Levinson said...

Actually, for what it's worth, I did explain what the other hand was in the original AP story (your quote is from a later version, in which the other hand was indeed amputated). You can still find the original version in sundry places around the Web.

5:59 PM, February 18, 2015  

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