"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
"Americans are too broadly
underinformed to digest nuggets of information that seem to contradict
what they know of the world . Instead, news channels prefer to
feed Americans a constant stream of simplified information, all
of which fits what they already know. That way they don't have
to devote more air time or newsprint space to explanations or
further investigations. Politicians and the media have conspired
to infantilize, to dumb down, the American public. At heart, politicians
don't believe that Americans can handle complex truths, and the
news media, especially television news, basically agrees."
Tom Fenton, former CBS foreign
Kevin Zeese / Alan Nairn / Peter Phillips / Helena Cobban
"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."
F. William Fulbright / Penny Lernoux / Matt Tiabbi
"In the press, which is
owned by rich men, the interests of the investing minority are
always identified with those of the nation as a whole. Constantly
repeated statements come to be accepted as truths. Innocent and
ignorant, most newspaper readers are convinced that the private
interests of the rich are really public interests."
Aldous Huxley in his book "Ends
and Means", 1937
David Swanson / Nomi Prins / Denis Halliday / Stanley L. Cohen
"If advertisers, and corporate
sponsors generally, tend to support media which boost their message,
and these media consequently tend to flourish relative to those
not so supported, then we have one example of a tight system of
control that does not at all require a conspiracy theory but simply
the operation of market forces."
David Edwards in his book "Burning
James Peck / Anthony Dimaggio / Stephen Cohen / Peter Koenig
"The news and truth are
not the same thing."
American journalist Walter Lippmann
John Steppling / Phil Butler / Dave Hodges / Jeremy Brecher
"What most Americans believe
to be 'Public Opinion' is in reality carefully crafted and scripted
propaganda designed to elicit a desired behavioral response from