Jordan Charney: Harry Hunter
Howard Beale : [on the air] I just ran out of bullshit.
Harry Hunter : [picks up ringing phone in editing room] Mr. Schumacher's right here, do you want to talk to him?
Howard Beale : Bullshit is all the reasons we give for living. If we can't think up reasons of our own, we always have the God bullshit.
Max Schumacher : [on the phone] Yeah, Tom, what is it?
Howard Beale : We don't know why we go through all this pointless pain, humiliation, and decay. So there better be someone somewhere who *does* know. That's the God bullshit.
Max Schumacher : He's saying that life is bullshit, and it is, so what are you screaming about?
Harry Hunter : I told them, I said look, we're running a News department down here, not a circus and Howard Beale's not a - bearded lady and if you think I'm going to go along with this bastardization of the News you can have my resignation along with Max Schumacher's right now. And I think I'm speaking for Howard Beale and everybody else here.
Howard Beale : Hey, no, Hunter, that's my job you're turning down. Anyway, I'd go nuts without some kind of work.