"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
Peter Dale Scott
"Big media in the United
States effectively represent the interests of corporate America.
The media elite are the watchdogs of acceptable ideological messages,
the controllers of news and information content, and the decision-makers
regarding media resources."
Peter Dale Scott, 2006
Arun Gupta / Holly Sklar / Dimitry Orlov
/ Tony Cartalucci
"It is in the interest
of the corporate elites to accept dissent and protest as a feature
of the system inasmuch as they do not threaten the established
social order. The purpose is not to repress dissent, but, on the
contrary, to shape and mould the protest movement, to set the
outer limits of dissent. To maintain their legitimacy, the economic
elites favor limited and controlled forms of opposition. To be
effective, however, the process of "manufacturing dissent"
must be carefully regulated and monitored by those who are the
object of the protest movement."
Michel Chossudovsky, 2010
T. D. Allman / Mahatma Gandhi / John Whitehead
/ Christopher Simpson
We live in a dirty and dangerous
world. There are some things the general public does not need
to know and shouldn't. I believe democracy flourishes when the
government can take legitimate steps to keep its secrets, and
when the press can decide whether to print what it knows."
Katherine Graham, Washington Post
C.J. Hopkins / Oscar Romero / Cesar Chavez / Ali Abunimah
"I know the secret of making
the average American believe anything I want him to. Just let
me control television. Americans are wired into their television
sets. Over the last 30 years, they have come to look at their
television sets and the images on the screen as reality. You put
something on television and it becomes reality. If the world outside
the television set contradicts the images, people start changing
the world to make it more like the images and sounds of their
television. Because its influence is so great, so pervasive, it
has become part of our lives. You lose your sense of what is being
done to you, but your mind is being shaped and molded."
Hal Becker, Futures Group think-tank
Bill Simpich / Lenni Brenner / / David Model / Caldwell Esselstyn, MD
"The Central Intelligence
Agency owns everyone of any significance in the major media."
William Colby, former CIA Director
Bradley Manning / Chelsea Manning / Jeff Groom
"The news organizations
have become a tool of the establishment rather than a check on
their power. The only option left is for either whistleblowers
to come forward or citizen journalists to investigate on their
own time and dime."