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

 

TRUTH-TELLERS 45

INDEPENDENT VOICES COMMITTED TO THE TRUTH

 


Matt Tiabbi

 

"Some media have outsourced their entire foreign editorial office to a global news agency. Moreover, it is well known that many news portals on the internet mostly publish agency reports.
In the end, this dependency on the global agencies creates a striking similarity in international reporting: from Vienna to Washington, our media often report the same topics, using many of the same phrases - a phenomenon that would otherwise rather be associated with controlled media in authoritarian states."

Swiss Propaganda Research 2019

 


Dady Chery / Helen Buyniski / Dan Briody

 

"Institutional investors like BlackRock, Vanguard, State Street, Fidelity, and JP Morgan, now own 80% of all stock in S&P 500 listed companies. These same institutional investors largely control the media, television, film, publishing, telecommunications and Internet.An incredibly small group of oligarchs have amassed all the most important media assets in the United States... Just a few oligarchs now have the means to exercise a totalitarian control over speech and ideas in the United States, and increasingly globally too."

Jon Hellevig, 2019

 


Ben Boyington / Carl Boggs / Alison Bodine

 

"The revolving door between tech companies and intelligence agencies, think tanks, defense contractors and security companies is constantly revolving, especially at the higher echelons of important departments, like cybersecurity. Notably, many of these companies cater along partisan lines depending on the political proclivities of their owners, in a bid to tip the scales toward their point of view.They have embraced this role as an information portal, offering special "news" sections on their platforms. They are rolling out new apps to judge the trustworthiness of news sources. Facebook and Google, in particular, have also become two of the largest funders of journalism around the world, helping to further entrench State Department-approved models of truth in key hotspots of geopolitical interest."

Morgan Artyukhina

 


Linda Pease / Scott Ritter / Ali Abunimah

 

"Consumers of news, if fed American-exceptionalism junk food long enough, come to feel at home with it, equate it with objectivity, with getting the truth; it appears neutral and unbiased, like the old comfortable living-room sofa they're sitting on as they watch NBC or CNN. They view the 'alternative media - with a style rather different from what they're accustomed to - as not being 'objective'."

William Blum, 2015

 


Tony Cartalucci / Mahatma Gandhi / Christopher Simpson

 

"Mainstream journalists in the United States often function more like a fourth branch of government than a feisty fourth estate. Since the tragic events of September 11, the separation between press and state has dwindled nearly to the vanishing point."

Martin A. Lee in his book "September 11 and the US War"

 

"For the first time in human history, there is a concerted strategy to manipulate global perception. And the mass media are operating as its compliant assistants, failing both to resist it and to expose it.The sheer ease with which this machinery has been able to do its work reflects a creeping structural weakness which now afflicts the production of our news."

Nick Davies, British investigative journalist

 

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