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Any good broadcast, not just an Olympic broadcast, should have texture to it. It should have information, should have some history, should have something that's offbeat, quirky, humorous, and where called for it, should have journalism, and judiciously it should also have commentary. That's my ideal.


Bob Costas


#any #broadcast #called #commentary #good

Education...has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.


George Macaulay Trevelyan


#history #nonfiction #reading #social-commentary #education

I know all those words, but that sentence makes no sense to me.


Matt Groening


#humor #language #satire #simpsons #social-commentary

What interests me, personally, is work which in some way, speaks the truth to power…I don’t think we speak the truth to power for power’s ear, but for the ear and the imagination of future generations, who would seek to live in a world free from the malign and self-serving influence of those who wield it.


Irvine Welsh


#political-commentary #politics #posterity #power #resistance

I wrote Unwind for lots of reasons, and it poses questions about a lot of subjects. To state it briefly, I wanted to point out how when people take intractable positions on an issue, and stick to extreme sides, sometimes the result is a compromise that is worse than either extreme. I meant it as a wake up call to society -- and to point out that sometimes the problem IS that we take sides on an issue, when a different sort of approach is needed. It's also to pose questions about what it means to be alive. Where does life begin, where does it end -- and point out that there is no single answer to these questions. The problem is people who think there are simple answers. People who see things as simple black-and-white right-and-wrong are the type of people who will end up with a world like the world in Unwind.


Neal Shusterman


#dystopian #morality #sanctity-of-life #social-commentary #unwind

He writes the worst English that I have ever encountered. It reminds me of a string of wet sponges; it reminds me of tattered washing on the line; it reminds me of stale bean soup, of college yells, of dogs barking idiotically through endless nights. It is so bad that a sort of grandeur creeps into it. It drags itself out of the dark abysm of pish, and crawls insanely up the topmost pinnacle of posh. It is rumble and bumble. It is flap and doodle. It is balder and dash. (writing about US President Warren G. Harding)


H.L. Mencken


#literary-criticism #political-commentary #president

…does not need Facebook, Twitter and Stumble Upon. She is a whole social media network all by herself.


Pandora Poikilos


#social-commentary #twitter

The narration, in fact, doubles the drama with a commentary without which no mise en scene would be possible.


Jacques Lacan


#doubles #drama #fact #in fact #narration

The aim of all commentary on art now should be to make works of art - and, by analogy, our own experience - more, rather than less, real to us. The function of criticism should be to show how it is what it is, even that it is what it is, rather than to show what it means.


Susan Sontag


#analogy #art #commentary #criticism #even

Online, you have things like Slate Magazine, which has a lot of commentary and analysis of stories, so it gives you a fuller picture. I would compare that to a news magazine or the New Republic.


Tabitha Soren


#commentary #compare #fuller #gives #i






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