Mass Media Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old mass media quotes, mass media sayings, and mass media proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

What the mass media offers is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten, and replaced by a new dish. W.H. Auden
There's plenty to criticize about the mass media, but they are the source of regular information about a wide range of topics. You can't duplicate that on blogs. Noam Chomsky
All of us who professionally use the mass media are the shapers of society. We can vulgarise that society. We can brutalise it. Or we can help lift it onto a higher level. William Bernbach
The greatest power of the mass media is the power to ignore. The worst thing about this power is that you may not even know you're using it. Sam Smith
There is a cultural factor promoting violence which nowadays undoubtedly is highly effective is the mass media. And particularly everything that enters our minds through pictorial media. Alva Myrdal
The effect of the mass media is not to elicit belief but to maintain the apparatus of addiction. Christopher Lasch
It is advertising and the logic of consumerism that governs the depiction of reality in the mass media. Christopher Lasch
People shouldn't expect the mass media to do investigative stories. That job belongs to the 'fringe' media. Ted Koppel
Nowadays, truth is the greatest news. The mass media are the wholesalers, the peer groups, the retailers of the communications industry. David Riesman
Mass media provides the essential link between the individual and the demands of the technological society. Jacques Ellul
It is the emergence of mass media which makes possible the use of propaganda techniques on a societal scale. Jacques Ellul
The mass media molds everyone into more passive roles, into roles of more frantic consuming, into human beings with fragmented views of society. But what it does to everyone, it does to women even more. Alice Embree
The mass media, their influence is everywhere. They tell us what to do, what to think, and they tell us to think about ourselves all of the time. Tricia Harris
The mass media serve as a system for communicating messages and symbols to the general populace. It is their function to amuse, entertain, and inform, and to inculcate individuals with the values, beliefs, and codes of behavior that will integrate them into the institutional structures of the larger society. In a world of concentrated wealth and major conflicts of class interest, to fulfil this role requires systematic propaganda. Noam Chomsky
Since anti-racist individuals did not control mass media, the media became the primary tool that would be used and is still used to convince black viewers, and everyone else, of black inferiority. Bell Hooks
Because of a mass media more interested in gossip and sensationalism than real issues, I would say a vast majority of the American public doesn't have a clue about how the Congress functions and what goes on. Bernie Sanders
With today's mass media obsession, it's good to be able to raise awareness about our environment. Robin McLeavy
After the 9/11 incidents, Islam has become a big question mark among westerners, especially Americans. The mass media constantly raise the issue of relationship between Islam and terrorism. Abdolkarim Soroush
Mass media over-represents persons of color in negative ways, especially as criminals, relative to the share of crime actually done by such persons. Tim Wise