Well, this is disappointing. I’ve always heard a great quote about radio and loved it.
“The radio business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs.
There’s also a negative side.”
– Hunter S. Thompson
It’s funny, it’s dark, it’s so very appropriate…and it’s also totally made up! I was looking for the exact quote online (thank you Google) and the very first thing that comes up is an urban legends, dubious quotes page. Uh oh. The second I saw it, I was instantly sad. I knew I wasn’t going to like what I read.
Turns out, the original quote wasn’t so pithy and funny and it wasn’t even about working in radio! It’s about working in TV.
I don’t want to take away anything from the author’s hard work and research so go read his article for yourself.
I’m going to console myself by trying to find a new self-depreciating quote about the work I do. Any suggestions?