Jack Germond Quotes & Sayings

20 most famous Jack Germond quotes and sayings (journalist). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

Jack Germond Quotes
“Candidates should be extremely cautious in displaying a sense of humor. If he or she tells a joke with a point, there is almost certain to be some minority group offended.”
“I have always argued that newspapers should not have any civic purpose beyond telling readers what is happening... A reporter who doesn't quickly tell readers what they most want to know - the score - won't last long. Better he should teach political science.”
Jack Germond Quotes
“American voters have to pay closer attention to politics if they want to avoid four years of whining about the outcome.”
“Mo Udall didn't want the presidency bad enough. He was too sane. He was a marvelous guy, but you had the feeling there was another Udall outside his body watching the candidate Udall who was too extravagant, telling him to cut it out.”
Jack Germond Quotes
“Attack politics costs us dearly in terms of insight into the candidates. In a presidential campaign, the focus is so tight that the politicians are afraid to say anything that hasn't been scripted.”
“I really found this campaign odious. I couldn't get up for it. The quality of the candidates and the campaign, I just found the whole thing second-rate. I didn't know how to explain to my granddaughter that I was spending my dotage writing about Al Gore and George W. Bush.”
Jack Germond Quotes
“Every newspaper editor says the heart of the paper is the reporter - which is true - except for the pay!”
Jack Germond Quotes
“Everyone I know thinks television is the most important part of my life. I did it for the money! I was able to send my daughter to college.”
Jack Germond Quotes
“I loved politics and, I confess, I enjoyed politicians immensely.”
Jack Germond Quotes
“Most of the good people of my generation... had offers to become editors, but the thought of going inside was just absolutely horrifying.”

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