"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
"After working in some
one hundred and fifty countries, in all the continents, I have
finally come to the absolutely clear conclusion: there is no part
of the world as brainwashed, programmed and indoctrinated, as
are both Europe and North America."
Andre Vltchek, 2014
William Black / Jennifer Gollan
/ Mike Prysner / Max Parry
"Today we have the Internet
and a new generation of documentary film makers who, together,
provide the information, opinions and research that the media,
the universities, and the think tanks cannot provide. These sources
are our last best hope."
Paul Craig Roberts, 2008
Graham Peebles / Christopher Black
/ Rodrique Tremblay / Nino Pagliccia
"If you only speak to a
very narrow slice of people. If you spend most of your time in
Washington only speaking to political elites in both parties,
or corporate executives and lobbyists, you have a very distorted
picture of what public opinion is. A lot of times both political
parties will agree on a certain position that a huge number of
Americans, often even majorities actually reject. And yet, if
all you're doing is talking to people in political power and political
and financial elite, you will believe that the range of opinion
is much narrower than it actually is. Reporters and media stars
and corporate and establishment journalists are so embedded into
the establishment as a cultural and sociological matter, that
they're out of touch from what public opinion actually is. Polls
show that huge numbers of issues and positions that are held by
large numbers of Americans are ones that are virtually never heard
in our media discussions."
Glenn Greenwald, 2009
Binoy Kampmark / Elijah Magnier
/ Sarah Abed
"The media corporations
are part of the state's war machinery."
Ziyaad Lunat, 2009
Charles Hanley / Steffi Woolhandler
/ Charles Higham / Christopher Hitchens
"If you evolve in the mainstream
media, you're basically evolving yourself out of a job. So you
have a group oriented more toward their careers, people who don't
have much of a real commitment to true independent journalism.
You have journalists who know longer really care about getting
the story correct as much as they care about protecting their
flanks in terms of their careers."
Robert Parry, 2009
Richard Gizbert / Daniel Hellinger / Gideon Levy
"To learn who rules over
you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize."
"Television is not the
Howard Beale, from the 1976 movie
Television's a goddamn amusement park.
Television is a circus, a carnival, a traveling troupe of acrobats,
storytellers, dancers, singers, jugglers, sideshow freaks, lion
tamers, and football players.
We're in the boredom-killing business.
You're never gonna get any truth from us.
We'll tell you anything you wanna hear.
We lie like hell.
We'll tell you that Kojak always gets the killer and that nobody
ever gets cancer at Archie Bunker's house.
And no matter how much trouble the hero is in, don't worry.
Just look at your watch.
At the end of the hour, he's gonna win.
We'll tell you any shit you want to hear.
We deal in illusions, man.
None of it is true!
But you people sit there, day after day, night after night --
all ages, colors, creeds.We're all you know!
You're beginning to believe the illusions we're spinning here!
You're beginning to think that the tube is reality and that your
own lives are unreal.
You do whatever the tube tells you.
You dress like the tube.
You eat like the tube.
You raise your children like the tube.
You even think like the tube.
This is mass madness, you maniacs!
In God's name, you people are the real thing.
We are the illusion!
So turn off your television sets.
Turn them off now!
Turn them off right now!
Turn them off and leave them off."