"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
"The so-called mainstream
U.S. media serve concentrated wealth and power, functioning as
one of the most potent weapons - if not the single most potent
weapon - in the hands of the nation's ruling class."
Francis Boyle / Ramona Wadi
"Journalists wouldn't be
there unless they had already demonstrated that nobody has to
tell them what to write because they are going say the right thing.
If they had started off at the Metro desk and had pursued the
wrong kind of stories, they never would have made it to the positions
where they can now say anything they like. The same is mostly
true of university faculty in the more ideological disciplines.
They have been through the socialization system."
Swiss Propaganda Research
(an independent research group investigating geopolitical propaganda
in Swiss and international media)
Tom Clifford / Michael Jensen / Melissa Dykes
"The plight of Edward Snowden
and Julian Assange and all of the persecuted whistleblowers and
truth-tellers is the plight of what is the life of our liberty,
freedom, and even Western civilization. When all dissent is quashed,
imprisoned, tortured, we are left with only the Total State. The
Total State, as we know from history, brooks no dissent because
it can only maintain power by continuing the illusion that it
alone is the source of truth. Thus any voice challenging the Total
State, as the embodiment of truth, must on its face be a lie."
Gore Vidal / Padraig McGrath / Ali Harb
"More than three-quarters
of US adults rely on local TV news, and more than 70 percent turn
to network TV or cable news on a daily or near-daily basis."
Elliot D. Cohen and Bruce W. Fraser
Dennis Kucinich / Nick Pemberton
"Facebook and Google have
emerged as two of the leading access portals between users and
the outside world, and far from the image of impartiality they
project, this prominence had made them central figures in governing
which information from that world we are able to access. The ties
between these firms and the U.S. defense and intelligence spheres
are myriad, ensuring the manufacturing of consent over issues
both at home and abroad that are favorable to the imperialist
oligarchy and their security state."
Ulrich Tilgner / Stefan Verstappen
"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
Brett Wilkins / John Judis
was an initiative of the CIA's Office of Special Projects (OSP),
established in the early 1950s. Its objective was to exert influence
on both the US as well as the foreign media. From the 1950s, members
of the US media were routinely enlisted by the CIA."
Michel Chossudovsky, 2010
"Groups advocating policies
opposed by the American establishment should recognize that the
greatest obstacle they face is usually the mainstream media."
"The MSM simply does not
know how to present the fact - about anything Outright lying,
subtle deceptions, misleading titles, veiled falsehoods, clever
deceits, fictitious narratives, gross exaggerations, purposeful
distortions and many other devices are routinely used by the MSM
organs of propaganda."