Quotes from my Law & Ethics professor today-
"Journalism is like sausage being made: you might like the end product, but you don't want to watch the process."
"You don't take people and drag them through a barnyard because you're going to get shit on them."
"Most of the National Enquirer employees are foreign police reporters - they're used to snooping around in damp, dark, grungy places."
"If you've ever lived in a small town you know there's always that one family that runs everything, owns everything and is inbred with everyone."
One from Matt:
"Don't you know never to yell 'Riot' in an empty elevator!"
And one that our neighbors in back of us sent to my dad that he then forwarded to me:
A man had 50 yard line tickets for the Super Bowl. As he sits down, a man comes down and asks if anyone is sitting in the seat next to him.
"No," he says, "The seat is empty."
"This is incredible," said the man. "Who in their right mind would have a seat like this for the Super Bowl, the biggest sporting event in the world, and not use it?"
He says, "Well, actually, the seat belongs to me. I was supposed to come with my wife, but she passed away. This is the first Super Bowl we haven't been to together since we got married in 1987."
"Oh...I'm sorry to hear that. That's terrible. But couldn't you find someone else, a friend or relative, or even a neighbor to take the seat?".
The man shakes his head. "No, they're all at the funeral."