"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
"The media giants that
control our access to information, from search engines like Google
to social media like Facebook, have turned themselves into portals
to the world and present themselves as impartial in that role.
However, behind a facade of separateness, strong connecting links
bind the tech giants to the oligarchy and security state on which
they rely, giving the interests of the elite determinative influence
over which information we access."
Jesse Ventura / Laura Carlsen / Ted Galen Carpenter / Richard
"The CIA continues to maintain
a close relationship with both mainstream and independent journalists.
This is critical to establishing and controlling the narrative
in each foreign "crisis." It is no accident that each
mainstream media outlet has the exact same perspective on events
like the Ukraine coup or the Venezuela attempted coup, or Hong
Kong protests. Part of this is the US "deep state" or
"national security state" and part of it is the increasing
integration of US corporate entities into the US government. Major
media outlets are owned by US corporations that also own weapons
manufacturing companies and cannot be trusted to report on events
objectively. Similarly, virtually every US mainstream media outlet
employs "former" members of the US intelligence community
to "explain" foreign events to their viewers."
Stephen Karganovic / Mike Walsh / Eric Striker / John Scales Avery
"The dominant U.S. commercial
and corporate media are a means of mass consent-manufacturing
indoctrination, diversion and dumbing down on behalf of the nation's
intertwined corporate, financial, imperial and professional-class
"elites". They are a bastion of power-serving propaganda
that work across hundreds of broadcast channels and through countless
print and internet outlets to keep the U.S. citizenry allegiant
and subordinated to big capital, the professional and managerial
"elite" and the U.S. imperial state."
Lee Camp / Stephen Sefton / Max Keiser / Niles Niemuth
"When journalists do their
job, the military industrial complex finds it difficult to lie
its way through wars and failures, but when a country relies on
Hollywood to sustain its make-believe world, as well as on journalists
on the CIA payroll, on compliant publishers and on censored news,
then any such revelations of forbidden truths threaten to bring
the whole facade crashing down."
Ravi Batra / Frederick Douglass / Ari Ben-Manashe / Thomas Knaap
"Groups advocating policies
opposed by the American establishment should recognize that the
greatest obstacle they face is usually the mainstream media."
"We now have a press of
two tiers, the establishment media and the net, with sharply differing
narratives. The internet is now primary. The bright get their
news from around the web and then read the New York Times to see
how the paper of record will pevaricate. People increasingly judge
the media by the web, not the web by the media."
Fred Reed, 2014