"Many people, especially
ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth, for
Never apologize for being correct, or for being years ahead of
If you're right and you know it, speak your mind.
Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is still the truth."
COMMITTED TO THE TRUTH
"During times of universal
deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act."
Lawrence Wilkerson / George McGovern
/ Jean-Bertrand Aristide / Henry Wallace
"The many years of lies
- 9/11, Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, al Qaeda connections,
yellowcake, anthrax attack, Iranian nukes, the bombings of weddings,
funerals, and children's soccer games, Abu Ghraib, renditions,
Guantanamo, various fabricated "terrorist plots," the
determined assault on civil liberties - have taken their toll
on American credibility. No one outside America any longer believes
the US media or the US government."
Paul Craig Roberts, 2008
Michael Snyder / Jeffrey Smith / James Corbett / Joan Veon
"Rather than a newspaper
committed to the truth and favoring a broad debate about important
issues, the Washington Post has become an enforcement mechanism
for a neocon-dominated Establishment, setting the parameters for
permissible points of view and twisting facts for that purpose."
Robert Parry, 2009
Frederick Gareau / Greg Palast / Catherine
Austin Fitts / Michael Greger, MD
"There was a time in America
when the press and the government were on opposite sides of the
field. The press was supposed to speak on behalf of the people.
The new tradition is that the press speaks on behalf of the government."
Lewis Lapham, 2009
John Judis / Ulrich Tilgner / Stefan Verstappen / Gore Vidal
"The media was conceived
from the start to be an adversary of government, to serve as a
watchdog of the people, but this noble guardian of democracy has
lost its teeth and has now become a docile lapdog of government.
White House press conferences have become coffee klatches with
restaged questions and even fake journalists infiltrating the
press corps to advocate for government. The press secretary himself
has become a parrot for the government, not an impartial liaison.
Mainstream corporate media routinely wine and dine politicians
and take them on vacations just to make headway with corporate
lobbies. Official government spokespersons become the final arbiters
of the truth as budgets for investigative reporting are scrapped
and infotainment replaces hard news. Stories are killed, "edited,"
buried, or otherwise sanitized to conceal important details. Editorials
slanted to the beat of government policy are passed off as "breaking
news." Prepackaged "news" produced for the government
by public relations firms has been seamlessly knitted into the
nightly news of local network affiliates and passed off as "real
Elliot D. Cohen and Bruce W. Fraser
Katherine Albrecht / Mark Klein / James Ridgeway
"Bilderberg is a powerful
assembly of the world's leading financiers, industrialists and
political operatives. It includes such internationalists as banker
David Rockefeller, heads of state in Europe and high officials
of the U.S. government, White House, Defense, State, Congress
High officials of The Washington Post, The New York Times, and
Los Angeles Times and of all three major networks have attended
Bilderberg many times, on the promise of secrecy, to report nothing
and to not use the word "Bilderberg.
Jim Tucker's Bilderberg Diary