"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
"American journalism is
dead and has been for at least the last ten years. It used to
maintain a semblance of objectivity and at least tried to report
on the facts on the news of the day without politics distorting
everything. But bias and editorializing have polluted our newsrooms
for some time now and it is only getting worse. The mainstream
media has become a fake news propaganda machine.
We cannot trust our mainstream news sources anymore for an honest
view of today's political, economic, cultural, or even international
events. There is no more objectivity, no more dedication to the
truth, and no more fair-minded analysis of the facts available
without taking sides.
American journalism is dead today because our news reporters and
commentators have let their ideology get the best of them. The
mainstream media is on its way out and there's nothing they can
do about it because they can't even admit there's a problem."
Bob Shanahan, 2018
Aaron Dykes / James Loewen / Nafeez
Ahmed / Ray McGovern
"One mainstream outlet
- generally Reuters or Associated Press - reports a story and
every other major outlet follows suit, reporting the same story
with the same perspective as all the others. In a sense, it is
only necessary to influence the two and one has drastic levels
of influence over the entire corporate media (now made up of only
about 6 companies). The CIA, however, has influence over many
more outlets than Reuters and AP."
Brandon Turbeville, 2017
Bishara Bahbah / Conn Hallinan / Julie Lavesque
"The foulest damage to
our political life comes not from the 'secrets' which they hide
from us, but from the little bits of half-truth and disinformation
which they do tell us."
E. P. Thompson, British historian
Bryant Brown / Valentin Katasonov / Ramsey Baroud / Peter Beinart
"The media source that
produces the most refined propaganda is the BBC. CNN and the others
are just cruder versions. Any truth about Israel/Palestine or,
more generally, the Middle East is not going to come from the
mainstream media. Those of us who know this should rather stop
beating our heads against a brick wall, asking why they don't
tell the truth. That's not what they're there for."
John Pilger, 2017
Joan Coxsedge / Milton William Cooper / Colin Todhunter / Scott
"Media manipulation in
the U.S. today is more efficient than it was in Nazi Germany,
because here we have the pretense that we are getting all the
information we want. That misconception prevents people from even
looking for the truth."
Mark Crispin Miller
Jeb Sprague / Tom Feeley / Nick Turse / Ronnie Dugger
"There is a system in place
which ensures that all the reporters in positions of influence
are there not to report factually on the news of the day, but
to sell a particular narrative that is friendly to the state and
the status quo."
Caitlin Johnstone, 2018