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

 

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INDEPENDENT VOICES COMMITTED TO THE TRUTH

 


John Stockwell

 

"It is the function of the CIA to keep the world unstable, and to propagandize and teach the American people to hate, so we will let the Establishment spend any amount of money on arms."

John Stockwell, former CIA official

 


Mike Adams / Zubeida Mustafa / Rob Urie

 

"Today reporters write the stories that their masters want to hear, or they are out. The function of editors is to make certain that no uncomfortable information reaches the public."

Paul Craig Roberts

 


Brent Patterson / Marc Taliano / Shane Quinn / Chandra Muzaffer

 

"Google was supposed to have been a program helping people to find information on the web, but as soon as Google had monopolized the search market, the corporation moved to control the search results. This has resulted in Google censoring ideas and opinions across the spectrum of public discourse."

Jon Hellevig, 2019

 


Brian Mier / Kerry-Anne Mendoza / Diana Johnstone / Rod Dreher

 

"Corporate media pump 'news' that promotes their interests, their corporate advertisers' interests, corporate-friendly parties' and governments' interests to wealthy media consumers who often work for corporations. It is this system that is routinely described as a 'free press'."

David Edwards and David Cromwell, 2018

 


William Astore / William Guy Carr / David Himmelstein / Tim Barnett

 

"The source of 'fake news' is a journalism self-anointed with a false respectability: a 'liberal' journalism that claims to challenge corrupt state power but, in reality, courts and protects it."

John Pilger, 2018

 


Joseph Thomas / Christian Costamagna / Stephen Shalom

 

"It is not one or two reporters or television hosts who are corrupt. The media institutions are corrupt. Many media workers, especially those based in Washington, work shamelessly for our elites."

Chris Hedges, 2009

 

"Over the last three decades, the Washington Post has evolved into a neoconservative propaganda sheet, especially its opinion section which fronted for George W. Bush's false Iraq-WMD claims, led the long-term bashing of Iraq War critics, and defends whatever actions the Israeli government takes, including the recent war in Gaza and apparently its desire to preemptively bomb Iran."

Robert Parry, 2009

 

"If you were to say to normal Americans that members of Congress leave office and make millions of dollars doing nothing other than essentially peddling influence to wealthy individuals who can have their way with Congress, most people would consider that to be corruption. Yet, to members of the media, who have spent their lives in Washington, who are friends and colleagues of the people who are engorging themselves on this corrupt system that is just the way of life. It's like breathing air or drinking water. It's not anything that's noteworthy, let alone controversial."

Glenn Greenwald, 2009

 

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