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 / Glen Greenwald

 

"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

 


Sharyl Attkinson / Daniel Lazare / Barbara Nimri Aziz

 

"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

 


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

 


Jason Ditz / Birsen Filip / Ajamu Baraka

 

"The well-paid television pundits and news celebrities, the economists and the banking and financial sector leaders, see the world from inside the comfort of the corporate box. They are loyal to the corporate state. They cling to the corporation and the corporate structure."

Chris Hedges, 2009

 

"The plutocrat-owned media and the plutocrat-owned political class have normalized the idea of US imperialism around the world. The cold war never ended, it just shifted its narrative and focus. Neoconservatism never went away, it just went mainstream."

Caitlin Johnstone

 

"Groups advocating policies opposed by the American establishment should recognize that the greatest obstacle they face is usually the mainstream media."

Ron Unz

 

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