*Tagline* Suppose you picked up this morning’s newspaper and your life was a front page headline… And everything they said was accurate… But none of it was true….
–Gallagher’s a government witness.
–Wonderful thing, a subpoenea.
–I’m free every night but Friday.
–How about Friday?
–That’s true, isn’t it?
–No, but it’s accurate.
–You made these contributions anonymously. Why?
–I wanted them to be anonymous.
A lot of news is bad news for somebody…After a while, the somebodies
start adding up.
A wonderful thing…a subpoena.
As a matter of law, the truth of your story is irrelevant. We have no knowledge the story is false. Therefore, we’re absent malice.
Before I leave here I’m gonna have somebody’s ass in my briefcase.
Democracy is served.
Do you hear me? Listen to me you little pissant
Do you remember where you were the day Kennedy was shot?
Everybody in this room is smart. Everybody’s just doing their job. And Teresa Perrone’s dead. Who do I see about that?
I would like to hear your side.
I’m not interested in the facts. I’m concerned with the law.
Instead of talking out of school, he has you snooping through government files. Smart guy.
That as a matter of law, the truth of your story is irrelevant.
There’s talk that it might be two guys from New Jersey.
Things are not what they seem. You ought to know that.
We can’t have people go around leaking stuff for their own reasons. It ain’t legal. And worse than that, it ain’t right.
We have no knowledge the story is false. Therefore, we’re absent malice.
We’re been both reasonable and prudent. Therefore, we are not negligent.
Wha did you think you would be doing
Where were you on May 25, 1980?
You can’t have an investigation without a file.
You don’t write the truth. You write what people say.
You had a leak? You call what’s going on around here a leak? Boy, the last time there was a leak like this, Noah built himself a boat.
You had a leak? You call what’s goin’ on around here a leak?! Boy, the last time there was a leak like this, Noah built hisself a boat.
You say somebody’s guilty, everybody believes you. You say he’s innocent, nobody cares.
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