TRUTH-TELLERS

 

"Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth, for being correct.
Never apologize for being correct, or for being years ahead of your time.
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."

Mahatma Gandhi

 

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INDEPENDENT VOICES COMMITTED TO THE TRUTH

 


Michael Hudson

 

"The media giants that control our access to information, from search engines like Google to social media like Facebook, have turned themselves into portals to the world and present themselves as impartial in that role. However, behind a facade of separateness, strong connecting links bind the tech giants to the oligarchy and security state on which they rely, giving the interests of the elite determinative influence over which information we access."

Morgan Artyukhina

 


Jesse Ventura / Laura Carlsen / Ted Galen Carpenter / Richard Becker

 

"The CIA continues to maintain a close relationship with both mainstream and independent journalists. This is critical to establishing and controlling the narrative in each foreign "crisis." It is no accident that each mainstream media outlet has the exact same perspective on events like the Ukraine coup or the Venezuela attempted coup, or Hong Kong protests. Part of this is the US "deep state" or "national security state" and part of it is the increasing integration of US corporate entities into the US government. Major media outlets are owned by US corporations that also own weapons manufacturing companies and cannot be trusted to report on events objectively. Similarly, virtually every US mainstream media outlet employs "former" members of the US intelligence community to "explain" foreign events to their viewers."

Daniel McAdams

 


Stephen Karganovic / Mike Walsh / Eric Striker / John Scales Avery

 

"The dominant U.S. commercial and corporate media are a means of mass consent-manufacturing indoctrination, diversion and dumbing down on behalf of the nation's intertwined corporate, financial, imperial and professional-class "elites". They are a bastion of power-serving propaganda that work across hundreds of broadcast channels and through countless print and internet outlets to keep the U.S. citizenry allegiant and subordinated to big capital, the professional and managerial "elite" and the U.S. imperial state."

Paul Street

 


Lee Camp / Stephen Sefton

 

"When journalists do their job, the military industrial complex finds it difficult to lie its way through wars and failures, but when a country relies on Hollywood to sustain its make-believe world, as well as on journalists on the CIA payroll, on compliant publishers and on censored news, then any such revelations of forbidden truths threaten to bring the whole facade crashing down."

Federico Pieraccini

 


Frederick Douglass / Ari Ben-Manashe / Thomas Knaap

 

"Groups advocating policies opposed by the American establishment should recognize that the greatest obstacle they face is usually the mainstream media."

Ron Unz

 


Ravi Batra / Max Keiser / Niles Niemuth

 

"We now have a press of two tiers, the establishment media and the net, with sharply differing narratives. The internet is now primary. The bright get their news from around the web and then read the New York Times to see how the paper of record will pevaricate. People increasingly judge the media by the web, not the web by the media."

Fred Reed, 2014

 

"The mainstream media (MSM) have become pathological liars.
If the talking heads on TV are moving their lips, they are either lying or deceiving. Likewise, if the print media publishes it, you know it's bullshit. Should a mainstream radio channel announce the news, it cannot be trusted and is never reliable.
It's quite difficult to overstate the degree of sheer perfidy and utter betrayal that the MSM perpetrates against its audience every day of every month of every year."

melliniumreport.com, 2018

 

"As attempts to tighten the state and corporate grip over our means of communication increases, high-quality alternative media are being hit the hardest, as algorithm changes from the media monoliths like Google, Facebook and Twitter have deranked, demoted, deleted and disincentivized outlets that question official narratives, leading to huge falls in traffic and revenue."

Daniel McAdams

 

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