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VOICES

‘The President’s media “honeymoon” was over before it began.’

--The Center for Media and Public Affairs

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‘There’s a kind of sediment of cynicism that’s been building up for 30 years. The layers of cynical sediment are higher for each new face’ in the White House.

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--Hendrik Hertzberg, executive editor of the New Yorker

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Leadership has been ‘transmogrified . . . into mere celebrity,’ producing a cult of personality.

--William Safire, New York Times columnist

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‘There’s now an essentially predatory connection between the press and the White House.’

--Linda Douglass, Washington correspondent for CBS News

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‘We live in a time when the worst thing that can be said about a journalist in Washington is that he or she is not “tough.” ’

--Brit Hume, ABC News


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