"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
"The mainstream media is
a conglomerate of collective corporate thought, designed to make
you ignorant and unaware of the realities of the world, of the
important issues, and to hide in the shadows the sacredly guarded
truths of power. Our mainstream media - the large newspapers,
radio and TV news stations - are dominated by billion dollar corporations,
whose boards of directors reflect the 'who's who' of the corporate,
political, and financial elite, with former government officials,
industrialists, and bankers controlling the dispersal of information
and the perspectives we are given."
Andrew Gavin Marshall
Birsen Filip / Phillip Farruggio / Alina Duarte
"Without the central role
of the global news agencies, the worldwide synchronization of
propaganda and disinformation would never be so efficient.
Through this "propaganda multiplier", dubious stories
from PR experts working for governments, military and intelligence
services reach the general public more or less unchecked and unfiltered."
Ulrich Tilgner, Middle East correspondent
for German and Swiss television, 2003
Dave DeCamp / John C. Corbally / Francis Richard Conolly
"Despite its steady loss
of credibility, the corporate media continues to operate as the
propaganda-arm of the Pentagon."
Jean-Bertrand Aristide / Henry Wallace
/ James Corbett
"Most newspapers are part
of huge conglomerates, and the policy that comes down is that
you don't rock any boats. You can't make the government upset
because the value of the company is the broadcast licenses, and
the government will not renew them, and we can't make our corporate
owners mad because they will fire us, and we can't make the advertisers
mad or they will pull their advertising. So the media can't say
anything that will upset the power structure. And that's what
had happened to the press."
Paul Craig Roberts
Bradley Manning / Gary Webb / Jim
"To keep information from
the public is the function of the corporate media."
"The problem is not that
a computer network [Internet] offers an alternative to the information
aristocracy. The true crisis is that neither the news media nor
the government has enough credibility to be accepted as either
truthful or impartial on their own."
military writer William M. Arkin