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 33

INDEPENDENT VOICES COMMITTED TO THE TRUTH

 


Spiro Skouras

 

"We are facing in the U.S. today a Total State, where opposing views are de-platformed and disappeared, where truth-tellers are jailed and tortured to serve as a warning to others."

Daniel McAdams

 


Ron Ridenour / Andrei Martyanov / Terje Maloy / Graeme Macqueen

 

"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

 


Joe Bageant / Andrew Levine / Peter Lee / Andrew Chopov

 

"Some media have outsourced their entire foreign editorial office to a global news agency. Moreover, it is well known that many news portals on the internet mostly publish agency reports.
In the end, this dependency on the global agencies creates a striking similarity in international reporting: from Vienna to Washington, our media often report the same topics, using many of the same phrases - a phenomenon that would otherwise rather be associated with controlled media in authoritarian states."

Swiss Propaganda Research

 


Martin Luther King, Jr / Gilbert Mercier / Mike Kuhlenbeck / Ed Duvin

 

"The U.S. government, in an ugly alliance with those that profit the most from war, has its tentacles in every part of the media - imposters, with ties to the U.S. State Department, sit in newsrooms all over the world. Editors, with no apparent connections to the member's club, have done nothing to resist. Together, they filter out what can or cannot be reported. Inconvenient stories are completely blocked."

former Newsweek journalist Tareq Haddad

 


Rowan Wolf / Mike Faulkner/ Russel Bonner Bentley / Gary Brumbach

 

"Just six massive and global corporations-Comcast, Viacom, Time Warner, CBS, the News Corporation and Disney-together control more than 90 percent of the nation's television stations, radio stations, movies, newspapers and magazines. Corporate ownership combines with other deeply entrenched factors to guarantee the not-so-mainstream media's dutiful service to the nation's unelected and interrelated dictatorships of money, class and empire: the controlling power of corporate advertisers (the mass media's main market, not the public); the disproportionate purchasing power of the affluent (the main target of advertisers); the elitist socialization, indoctrination and selection of journalists, and the dependence of media on government for information, access and monopoly power."

Paul Street

 


Curtis Doebbler / Trevor Aaronson / Jim Miles / Jay Janson

 

"The New York Times, Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal are quasi-governmental organs, predictably predictable and predictably dishonest. The truth is not in them."

Fred Reed, 2014

 

"Without the central role of the global news agencies, the worldwide synchronization of propaganda and disinformation would never be so efficient.
Through this "propaganda multiplier", dubious stories from PR experts working for governments, military and intelligence services reach the general public more or less unchecked and unfiltered. The journalists refer to the news agencies and the news agencies refer to their sources. Although they often attempt to point out uncertainties with terms such as "apparent", "alleged" and the like, by then the rumor has long been spread to the world and its effect has taken place."

Swiss Propaganda Research, 2019

 

"As in Soviet times, any view at odds with Washington's "party line" is simply disappeared. When independent media outlets begin gaining traction and challenging the narrative, they are "de-platformed" on social media and even from their Internet service providers."

Daniel McAdams

 

 

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