Dilbert: What makes you qualified to be a reporter?
Dogbert: I'm willing to violate anyone's privacy for my personal gain and then claim with a straight face that the public has a right to know.
—- Dilbert TV series
"If I killed all the reporters, there'd be news from Hell before breakfast."
—-Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman, on the reporters (whom he likened to spies) who would sneak into camp, interview loose-tounged soldiers, then publish secret information.