What they are
saying about Don't Mess with the Press
Don't Mess with the Press is instructive and delightful. Both the
beginner who is already on her way and the veteran broadcaster who
thinks he has all the answers should read it. It is a must for any
journalist interested in more than wardrobe, hairspray and salary. The
glossary is worth the price of the book.
-- Doug White,
This is an
extraordinarily entertaining book, riddled with anecdotes to tickle the
funny-bones of those who have devoted their careers to the fascinating,
often thrilling, world of television news. This book is essential
reading for the would-be television journalist, told by one who has done
it all. Like so much of Tony's work that we so valued at ABC News, this
is a tour de force.
Tim O'Brien, former ABC/CNN Correspondent
who wants to know what the increasingly disreputable TV news business
could be ought to read this book, because it’s written by a guy who
helped make it what it once was.
Greg Dobbs, former ABC Producer/Correspondent
At some point--often in despair or
a heavy sweat--every journalist exclaims: "Why didn't someone tell
me that?" Tony Seton's years of experience provide a collection of
such moments of enlightenment for aspiring and perspiring broadcasters.
-- Charles Bierbauer, former ABC/CNN