David Talbot Quotes


31 David Talbot quotes:



"Salon is not necessarily pro-Bill Clinton. We have a lot of different viewpoints and when Congressman DeLay gets on the House floor today and accuses us of being in the White House's pocket, it's a bald-face lie... One of our editors called for his (Clinton's) resignation recently, so Tom DeLay and the other, they know we're not part of the spin machine. What they're threatened by is our independence."
Author: Talbot Quotes Category: Delay Quotes
"I got kicked out of high school, so I couldn't get into very many colleges."
"You can crash on one set of rocks or the other set of rocks, and they crashed on the other set of rocks, which was probably being too little to be commercially viable."
"I think we've broken story after story that the rest of the media refused to break even when they had the story because they were scared of the story, or they just didn't think it was appropriate."
"I knew I wanted to be a journalist ever since I was a teenager. While it is interesting and gratifying to be on the business side and to see how that all works, the main reason I kept a business role here was to protect the editorial integrity of Salon."
"I think there is a difference between Slate and Salon. I think we both serve important functions on the Internet. As more and more Websites disappear, I'm thankful Slate is still around because it makes things less lonely."
"Other than that one year, Salon has been very cautious about the way it spends money. For instance, since last year, we've had virtually no marketing budget. It's just word of mouth. And our circulation continues to grow that way by breaking news stories."
"There are not that many new media brands you can say that about nowadays."
"They may be a little more high brow than we are."
"After Watergate, which happened when I was in college, I became increasingly inspired by journalism as a way to change the world. It sounds corny, but to wake the public up, to serve a higher cause."
"Do I regret taking the company public? Yes and no. Yes, because it put us under enormous pressure for a young company to go public at that point in its history, something you never could have done in the old days."
"Even more important maybe, or equally more important at least, is they don't have to scrap for a living."
"Journalism is not just a cause, it's also a wacky profession."
"While I'm critical to the Bush presidency, it's been enormously beneficial for Salon because we're seen as kind of an aggressive watchdog on the Bush White House. Particularly since Florida, our readership hit a whole new level, and we held onto those readers."
"I have enormous respect for Steve Johnson, and as I've told him, Feed was one of the inspirations for Salon. They were up there before we were. And also for Joey and the Suck people."
"I know that doesn't sound very radical and webby of me to say that but I think the New York Times is important. I also think there's an occasional piece that will pop out."
"Most Sunday magazines, with the New York Times as an exception, are kind of sleepy, weekend service vehicles to move living room products."
"When Congressman DeLay gets on the House floor today and accuses us of being in the White House's pocket, it's a bold face lie ... we're not part of the spin machine. What they're threatened by is our independence."
Author: Talbot Quotes Category: Delay Quotes
"My favorite thing is still journalism. I'm almost 50. This has been my life ever since I was in college."
"On the other hand, we raised $25 million by going public. It's that money that we used to build this company, to build the circulation, to build a high profile and to hire staff that made Salon what it is today."



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