"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
Bradley Manning / Chelsea Manning
"It is vital to distinguish
between independent journalists who don't have any financial incentive
to deceive people, and members of the mainstream media, economists
and politicians who most often do. They make a very comfortable
living and are paid large sums of money to manipulate and pacify
us - to keep us isolated, divided, confused, ignorant, apolitical
and as passive as possible. Their primary function is to dumb
us down and keep us on the sidelines."
David DeGraw, 2010
Cornell West / Thomas Carothers / Dan Smoot / Walter Laqueur
"The corporate media in
the United States ignore many valid news stories based on university
level quality research. It appears that certain topics are simply
forbidden inside the mainstream corporate media today. To openly
cover these news stories would stir up questions regarding "inconvenient
truths" that many in the US power structure want to avoid."
Peter Phillips, 2009
Margaret Flowers / Jane Hunter / Charles Reich / / Chris Harman
"The people who succeeded
and did well in the mainstream media were those who didn't stand
up, who didn't write the big stories, who looked the other way
when history was happening in front of them, and went along either
consciously or just by cowardice with the deception of the American
Robert Parry, 1993
Peter Richardson / David Allen Rivera / Dan Briody
"America's fate was sealed
when the public and the anti-war movement bought the government's
9/11 conspiracy theory. The government's account of 9/11 is contradicted
by much evidence. Nevertheless, this defining event of our time,
which has launched the U.S. on interminable wars of aggression
and a domestic police state, is a taboo topic for investigation
in the media."
Paul Craig Roberts, 2010
Gareth Porter / Ted Rall / Nancy Chang / Robert
"Our rulers have made sure
that we are never to be told the truth about anything that our
government has done to other people, not to mention our own."
Gore Vidal, 2002
Heather Stroud / Barry Chamish
"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
"With the help of the media,
the military determine the public perception and use it for their
plans. They manage to stir expectations and spread deceptive scenarios.
In this new kind of war, the PR strategists of the US administration
fulfill a similar function as the bomber pilots. The special departments
for public relations in the Pentagon and in the secret services
have become combatants in the information war.
For their deception maneuvers, the US military specifically uses
the lack of transparency in media coverage. The way they spread
information, which is then picked up and distributed by newspapers
and broadcasters, makes it impossible for readers, listeners or
viewers to trace the original source. Thus, the audience will
fail to recognize the actual intention of the military."
Swiss Propaganda Research, 2019
"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."