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 44

INDEPENDENT VOICES COMMITTED TO THE TRUTH

 


Oliver Stone

 

"What the press do is they tell you lies; lies they already know you want to hear. Just as politicians look to polls to determine their policies, letting poorly-informed people lead them on important issues, the press can figure out what its readers or viewers believe, and make a hell of a living pandering to their egos and telling them that they're smart."

Allan Uthman, 2007

 


Ben Becker / Robert P Abele / Junaid Ahmad

 

"As the new corporations began taking over the press, something called "professional journalism" was invented. To attract big advertisers, the new corporate press had to appear respectable, pillars of the establishment - objective, impartial, balanced. In order to be professional, journalists had to ensure that news and opinion were dominated by official sources, and that has not changed. Go through the New York Times on any day, and check the sources of the main political stories - domestic and foreign. You'll find they're dominated by government and other established interests. That is the essence of professional journalism. "

John Pilger, 2007

 


Michael Parenti / G. Edward Griffin / Eustace Mullins / Steven Guinness

 

"As news organizations are increasingly driven by a bottom-line mentality, the news we get becomes more and more sensational. What is the difference between Time and Newsweek? Between ABC, NBC, and CBS News? Between the Washington Post and the New York Times? For all practical purposes, none. The concentration of media power means that Americans increasingly get their information from a few sources who decide what is "news."

Oliver Stone

 


Raul Diego / Kevin Zuesse / Mickey HUff / Richard Falk

 

"Through its search engine, Google has carved out for itself a 90% market share in US online search activities. Apple and Google share a global duopoly in phone operating systems with a 99% market share, as globally all major phone manufacturers, apart from Apple, use Google's Android operating system. By abusing these two monopolies Google has also been able to capture a 66% market share for its Google Chrome browser. This monopolistic exploitation has culminated in Google grabbing 76% of the online search advertising market, while Facebook controls 80% of social media advertising. The combined share of Google and Facebook amounted to 60% of the $129 billion digital ad market (2018)."

Jon Hellevig, 2019

 


Peter Dale Scott / Cesar Chavez / Archbishop Oscar Romero

 

"Images sent over thousands of miles, well-lit anchors who seem alert to everything of importance taking place in our world, field reporters in far-flung places who pop up and respond instantly to the anchors and deliver close-up accounts of vital events.And the same important faces of government leaders who, day after day, are struggling to improve our destiny against great odds, against intransigent enemies of progress.All this is delivered to us in the space of a few minutes, each night, like clockwork.The television news presents that little show of magic which the people sorely need. The need never dies. It's eternal.The television anchors can be obvious oafs, hucksters, cheap con artists.They can twist the truth, burn it, hide it, step on it, reverse it; it doesn't matter."

Jon Rappoport

 

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