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

 


Dr. Andrew Wakefield

 

"The press has become the greatest power within the Western World, more powerful than the legislature, the executive and judiciary."

Alexander Solzhenitsyn

 


Elizabeth Vos / Arnold August / Susan Babbitt / Martin Jay

 

"Television provided an ideal means to create an homogenous culture, a mass culture, through which popular opinion could be shaped and controlled, so that everyone in the country would think the same."

Harley Schlanger, 2003

 


Manilo Dinucci / M K Bhadrakumar / Nick Beams

 

"When opinions cannot be distinguished from facts, when there is no universal standard to determine truth in law, in science, in scholarship, or in reporting the events of the day, when the most valued skill is the ability to entertain, the world becomes a place where lies become true, where people can believe what they want to believe."

Chris Hedges, 2009

 


Daniel Lazare / Barbara Nimri Aziz / Birsen Filip / Ajamu Baraka

 

"The media justify withholding information from the public on the basis of patriotism. Patriotism requires the media to support the government, not the truth."

Paul Craig Roberts, 2015

 


Jason Ditz / Jon Helievig / Brent Patterson / Dan Cohen

 

"The major media are not comfortable with intelligence. Television is worst, the medium of the illiterate, barely literate, stupid, uneducated, and uninterested. It cannot afford to air much that might puzzle these classes."

Fred Reed, 2014

 


S. Brian Willson / David William Pear / Bill Van Auken / Victor Ostrovsky

 

"Our task is not to tell the truth; we are opinion molders."

Walter Cronkite


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