To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; credible we must be truthful.
— Edward R. Murrow
…I learned how incredibly frustrating it is to watch someone talk smack about you and not be able to respond.
This kind of anger, I suspect, is the main thing Ms. Palin and I have in common. When someone says something bad about us, we want to respond.
However, I , as an experienced member of the East Coast Media Elite, know that you can’t even try. You can rage to your spouse all you want, but the moment you post Internet comments under an assumed name, or call in spontaneously to a radio show to assert that you are not “a butterface,” or write that letter to Lisa de Moraes of the Washington Post instructing her to “go suck a bag of dicks” you have crossed the border into Crazytown, never to return.
— Tina Fey, Bossypants