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 4

INDEPENDENT VOICES COMMITTED TO THE TRUTH

 


Ron Unz

 

"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 correspondent

 


Kevin Zeese / Alan Nairn / Peter Phillips

 

"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

 


F. William Fulbright / Penny Lernoux / Matt Tiabbi / Deanna Spingola

 

"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

 


Ron Ridenour / David Swanson / Nomi Prins / Denis Halliday

 

"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 All Illusions"

 


James Peck / Anthony Dimaggio / Stephen Cohen / Peter Koenig

 

"The news and truth are not the same thing."

American journalist Walter Lippmann (1889-1974)

 


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 the public."

Ken Adachi

 

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