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 14

INDEPENDENT VOICES COMMITTED TO THE TRUTH

 


Chalmers Johnson

 

"During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act."

George Orwell

 


Lawrence Wilkerson / George McGovern / Jean-Bertrand Aristide / Henry Wallace

 

"The many years of lies - 9/11, Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, al Qaeda connections, yellowcake, anthrax attack, Iranian nukes, the bombings of weddings, funerals, and children's soccer games, Abu Ghraib, renditions, Guantanamo, various fabricated "terrorist plots," the determined assault on civil liberties - have taken their toll on American credibility. No one outside America any longer believes the US media or the US government."

Paul Craig Roberts, 2008

 


Michael Snyder / Jeffrey Smith / James Corbett / Joan Veon

 

"Rather than a newspaper committed to the truth and favoring a broad debate about important issues, the Washington Post has become an enforcement mechanism for a neocon-dominated Establishment, setting the parameters for permissible points of view and twisting facts for that purpose."

Robert Parry, 2009

 


Frederick Gareau / Greg Palast / Catherine Austin Fitts / Michael Greger, MD

 

"There was a time in America when the press and the government were on opposite sides of the field. The press was supposed to speak on behalf of the people. The new tradition is that the press speaks on behalf of the government."

Lewis Lapham, 2009

 


John Judis / Ulrich Tilgner / Stefan Verstappen / Gore Vidal

 

"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 news"."

Elliot D. Cohen and Bruce W. Fraser

 


Katherine Albrecht / Mark Klein / James Ridgeway

 

"Bilderberg is a powerful assembly of the world's leading financiers, industrialists and political operatives. It includes such internationalists as banker David Rockefeller, heads of state in Europe and high officials of the U.S. government, White House, Defense, State, Congress and others.
High officials of The Washington Post, The New York Times, and Los Angeles Times and of all three major networks have attended Bilderberg many times, on the promise of secrecy, to report nothing and to not use the word "Bilderberg.

Jim Tucker's Bilderberg Diary

 

 

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