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 38

INDEPENDENT VOICES COMMITTED TO THE TRUTH

 


James Petras

 

"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

 


Kristinn Hrafnsson / Daniel Berrigan / Philip Berrigan / Cynthia Chung

 

"Some media have outsourced their entire foreign editorial office to a news agency. Moreover, it is well known that many news portals on the internet mostly publish news 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."

Global research.ca, 2016

 


Lyndon Larouche / Mumia Abu-Jamal / James Bovard / Masoud Nayari

 

"The dominant characteristic of our present ruling system is the firm belief that power is to be gained and maintained by manipulating the masses. Being honest with the population is rarely an option for them. Current powers are much more interested in deceiving people than informing them."

David DeGraw, 2010

 


Leo Panitch / Aaron Glantz / Robert Inlakesh / Ricardo Vaz

 

"Less than 3 percent of you people read books.
Less than 15 percent of you read newspapers.
The only truth you know is what you get over this tube.
Right now, there is a whole, an entire generation that never knew anything that didn't come out of this tube.
This tube is the gospel, the ultimate revelation.
This tube can make or break presidents, popes, prime ministers.
This tube is the most awesome goddamn force in the whole godless world."

Howard Beale, from the 1976 movie 'Network'

 


Danny Sjursen / Juan Cole / Joe Penney / Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich

 

"The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses."

Malcolm X

 


John Stanton / Jim Hightower / Paul Jay / Alison Weir

 

"The American media does not serve the truth. It serves the government and the interest groups that empower the government."

Paul Craig Roberts, 2010

 

"The C.I.A. delivers your news - print, network and radio - each and every day from all the major MSM news platforms. Every anchor and famous talking head, acclaimed MSM author and Pulitzer prize-winning journalist are all on contract with the C.I.A. In this way these transparently fake journalists answer directly to the C.I.A., not to their corporate management.
Nothing which issues forth from the MSM can be trusted. It's all fake news all the time."

melliniumreport.com, 2018

 

"The owners of the Washington Post long ago acknowledged that the Post is the government's voice to the people. In 1981, Katherine Graham, who owns the Post and Newsweek announced that her editors would "cooperate with the national security interests."National security in this context means "CIA."

John Stockwell, former CIA official

 

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