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 3

INDEPENDENT VOICES COMMITTED TO THE TRUTH

 


Chris Hedges


"No journalist makes $5 million a year. No journalist has a comfortable, cozy relationship with the powerful. No journalist believes that acting as a conduit, or a stenographer for the powerful is a primary part of his or her calling. Those in power fear and dislike real journalists."

Chris Hedges, 2008

 


David Barsamian / Eva Bartlett / Ben Norton / Matthew Hoh

 

"US corporate-owned media, in league with government agencies, orchestrate media coverage to demonize states in conflict with corporate plans."

Ralph McGehee, 1999

 


Alison Broinowski / Greg Grandin / Dean Henderson / Mike Gravel

 

"People have stopped watching network news. And that may be a healthy thing if it betokens skepticism, disbelief and an effort to find out for one's self."

Nicholas von Hoffman

 


Emily Apple / William Greider / Coleen Rowley / Damir Marinovich

 

"Despite its steady loss of credibility, the corporate media continues to operate as the propaganda-arm of the Pentagon."

Mike Whitney

 


Joseph Thomas / Fred Branfman / Gary Null / Andrew Gavin Marshall

 

"The mainstream media is a conglomerate of collective corporate thought, designed to make you ignorant and unaware of the realities of the world, of the important issues, and to hide in the shadows the sacredly guarded truths of power. Our mainstream media - the large newspapers, radio and TV news stations - are dominated by billion dollar corporations, whose boards of directors reflect the 'who's who' of the corporate, political, and financial elite, with former government officials, industrialists, and bankers controlling the dispersal of information and the perspectives we are given."

Andrew Gavin Marshall

 


Martin Sieff / Leon Hadar / Susan George

 

"Most newspapers are part of huge conglomerates, and the policy that comes down is that you don't rock any boats. You can't make the government upset because the value of the company is the broadcast licenses, and the government will not renew them, and we can't make our corporate owners mad because they will fire us, and we can't make the advertisers mad or they will pull their advertising. So the media can't say anything that will upset the power structure. And that's what had happened to the press."

Paul Craig Roberts

 

"Institutional investors like BlackRock, Vanguard, State Street, Fidelity, and JP Morgan, now own 80% of all stock in S&P 500 listed companies. These same institutional investors largely control the media, television, film, publishing, telecommunications and Internet.
An incredibly small group of oligarchs have amassed all the most important media assets in the United States... Just a few oligarchs now have the means to exercise a totalitarian control over speech and ideas in the United States, and increasingly globally too."

Jon Hellevig, 2019

 

"The revolving door between tech companies and intelligence agencies, think tanks, defense contractors and security companies is constantly revolving, especially at the higher echelons of important departments, like cybersecurity. Notably, many of these companies cater along partisan lines depending on the political proclivities of their owners, in a bid to tip the scales toward their point of view.
They have embraced this role as an information portal, offering special "news" sections on their platforms. They are rolling out new apps to judge the trustworthiness of news sources. Facebook and Google, in particular, have also become two of the largest funders of journalism around the world, helping to further entrench State Department-approved models of truth in key hotspots of geopolitical interest."

Morgan Artyukhina

 

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