Dean On The Media

"Politicians are incredibly careful not to say anything if they can possibly help it, except if it is exactly scripted. And if you want to hear anybody's true views, you cannot do it in the same room as the press. If you want to hear the truth from them, you have to exclude the press."

--Democratic National Committee chairman and former presidential candidate Howard Dean, as quoted by the Associated Press. Dean criticized networks like CBS for chasing profits. "The media has been reduced to info-tainment," he said. "Info-tainment sells, the problem is they reach the lowest common denominator instead of forcing a little education down our throats, which we are probably in need of from time to time."