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 35

INDEPENDENT VOICES COMMITTED TO THE TRUTH

 


Ron Paul

 

"The so-called mainstream U.S. media serve concentrated wealth and power, functioning as one of the most potent weapons - if not the single most potent weapon - in the hands of the nation's ruling class."

Paul Street

 


Richard Haydarian / Francis Boyle / Ramona Wadi / Duncan Tucker

 

"Journalists wouldn't be there unless they had already demonstrated that nobody has to tell them what to write because they are going say the right thing. If they had started off at the Metro desk and had pursued the wrong kind of stories, they never would have made it to the positions where they can now say anything they like. The same is mostly true of university faculty in the more ideological disciplines. They have been through the socialization system."

Swiss Propaganda Research
(an independent research group investigating geopolitical propaganda in Swiss and international media)

 


Tom Clifford / Michael Jensen / Melissa Dykes / Alan Sabrosky

 

"The plight of Edward Snowden and Julian Assange and all of the persecuted whistleblowers and truth-tellers is the plight of what is the life of our liberty, freedom, and even Western civilization. When all dissent is quashed, imprisoned, tortured, we are left with only the Total State. The Total State, as we know from history, brooks no dissent because it can only maintain power by continuing the illusion that it alone is the source of truth. Thus any voice challenging the Total State, as the embodiment of truth, must on its face be a lie."

Daniel McAdams

 


Gore Vidal / Padraig McGrath / Ali Harb / John Judis

 

"More than three-quarters of US adults rely on local TV news, and more than 70 percent turn to network TV or cable news on a daily or near-daily basis."

Elliot D. Cohen and Bruce W. Fraser

 


Dennis Kucinich / Nick Pemberton / Anthony A Gabb

 

"Facebook and Google have emerged as two of the leading access portals between users and the outside world, and far from the image of impartiality they project, this prominence had made them central figures in governing which information from that world we are able to access. The ties between these firms and the U.S. defense and intelligence spheres are myriad, ensuring the manufacturing of consent over issues both at home and abroad that are favorable to the imperialist oligarchy and their security state."

Morgan Artyukhina

 


Brett Wilkins / Liz McIntyre / Ulrich Tilgner / Stefan Verstappen

 

"The media was conceived from the start to be an adversary of government, to serve as a watchdog of the people, but this noble guardian of democracy has lost its teeth and has now become a docile lapdog of government. White House press conferences have become coffee klatches with restaged questions and even fake journalists infiltrating the press corps to advocate for government. The press secretary himself has become a parrot for the government, not an impartial liaison. Mainstream corporate media routinely wine and dine politicians and take them on vacations just to make headway with corporate lobbies. Official government spokespersons become the final arbiters of the truth as budgets for investigative reporting are scrapped and infotainment replaces hard news. Stories are killed, "edited," buried, or otherwise sanitized to conceal important details. Editorials slanted to the beat of government policy are passed off as "breaking news." Prepackaged "news" produced for the government by public relations firms has been seamlessly knitted into the nightly news of local network affiliates and passed off as "real news"."

Elliot D. Cohen and Bruce W. Fraser

 

""Operation Mockingbird" was an initiative of the CIA's Office of Special Projects (OSP), established in the early 1950s. Its objective was to exert influence on both the US as well as the foreign media. From the 1950s, members of the US media were routinely enlisted by the CIA."

Michel Chossudovsky, 2010

 

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

Ron Unz

 

"The MSM simply does not know how to present the fact - about anything Outright lying, subtle deceptions, misleading titles, veiled falsehoods, clever deceits, fictitious narratives, gross exaggerations, purposeful distortions and many other devices are routinely used by the MSM organs of propaganda."

melliniumreport.com, 2018

 

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