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 19

INDEPENDENT VOICES COMMITTED TO THE TRUTH

 


Edward Snowden

 

"American journalism is dead and has been for at least the last ten years. It used to maintain a semblance of objectivity and at least tried to report on the facts on the news of the day without politics distorting everything. But bias and editorializing have polluted our newsrooms for some time now and it is only getting worse. The mainstream media has become a fake news propaganda machine.
We cannot trust our mainstream news sources anymore for an honest view of today's political, economic, cultural, or even international events. There is no more objectivity, no more dedication to the truth, and no more fair-minded analysis of the facts available without taking sides.
American journalism is dead today because our news reporters and commentators have let their ideology get the best of them. The mainstream media is on its way out and there's nothing they can do about it because they can't even admit there's a problem."

Bob Shanahan, 2018

 


Aaron Dykes / James Loewen / Nafeez Ahmed / Ray McGovern

 

"One mainstream outlet - generally Reuters or Associated Press - reports a story and every other major outlet follows suit, reporting the same story with the same perspective as all the others. In a sense, it is only necessary to influence the two and one has drastic levels of influence over the entire corporate media (now made up of only about 6 companies). The CIA, however, has influence over many more outlets than Reuters and AP."

Brandon Turbeville, 2017

 


Bishara Bahbah / Conn Hallinan / Julie Lavesque

 

"The foulest damage to our political life comes not from the 'secrets' which they hide from us, but from the little bits of half-truth and disinformation which they do tell us."

E. P. Thompson, British historian

 


Bryant Brown / Valentin Katasonov / Ramsey Baroud / Peter Beinart

 

"The media source that produces the most refined propaganda is the BBC. CNN and the others are just cruder versions. Any truth about Israel/Palestine or, more generally, the Middle East is not going to come from the mainstream media. Those of us who know this should rather stop beating our heads against a brick wall, asking why they don't tell the truth. That's not what they're there for."

John Pilger, 2017

 


Joan Coxsedge / Milton William Cooper / Colin Todhunter / Scott Horton

 

"Media manipulation in the U.S. today is more efficient than it was in Nazi Germany, because here we have the pretense that we are getting all the information we want. That misconception prevents people from even looking for the truth."

Mark Crispin Miller

 


Jeb Sprague / Tom Feeley / Nick Turse / Ronnie Dugger

 

"There is a system in place which ensures that all the reporters in positions of influence are there not to report factually on the news of the day, but to sell a particular narrative that is friendly to the state and the status quo."

Caitlin Johnstone, 2018

 

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