"They've got to write their story every day. You give them their story, they'll go away. As long as you come in there every day, hand them a well- packaged, premasticated story in the format they want, they'll go away. The phrase is Manipulation By Inundation. You give them the line of the day, you give them press briefings, you give them facts, access to people who will speak for the record.... And you do that long enough, they're going to stop bringing their own stories, and stop being investigative reporters of any kind, even modestly so."
-- former Reagan press aide Leslie Janka