"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 major news media serve
at the pleasure of a commercial oligarchy that pays them, and
pays them handsomely, for their pretense of speaking truth to
power. The prominent figures in our contemporary Washington press
corps regard themselves as govenment functionaries, enabling and
Lewis H. Lapham
Emil Marmol / Marko Marjanovic / Steve Macek
and intelligence services using global news agencies to disseminate
their messages to a worldwide audience."
Ulrich Tilgner, Middle East correspondent
for German and Swiss television, 2003
Sylvan LaForest / Nolan Higdon / Daniel Hellinger
"The common idea about
news correspondents is that they 'have the story', but the reality
is that the news is a conveyor belt in a bread factory. The correspondents
stand at the end of the conveyor belt, pretending we've baked
that white loaf ourselves, while in fact all we've done is put
it in its wrapping."
Swiss Propaganda Research, 2019
Norman Finkelstein / Howard Zinn / David
"A problem that has been
facing American mainstream journalism for a long time has mainly
to do with access. They want to get their calls returned by the
big guys at Goldman Sachs. So they develop a relationship in which
the journalists themselves become insiders. Too often, consequently,
they do little else than rewrite the press releases they are handed.
Arianna Huffington, 2009
This has cost America a lot. Mainstream journalists of The New
York Times and elsewhere were complicit insiders both in the lead-up
to the Iraq war and in the lead-up to the financial meltdown."
Julian Assange / Neil Postman / Nelson Mandela
"The use of social media
to control a targeted nation's information space, and use it as
a means of carrying out sociopolitical subversion and even regime
change reached its pinnacle in 2011 during the US-engineered "Arab
Portrayed at first as spontaneous demonstrations organized organically
over Facebook and other social media platforms, it is now revealed
in articles like the New York Times', "U.S. Groups Helped
Nurture Arab Uprisings," that the US government had trained
activists years ahead of the protests, with Google and Facebook
participating directly in making preparations.
Opposition fronts funded and supported by the US State Department's
National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and its subsidiaries Freedom
House, International Republican Institute (IRI), and National
Democratic Institute (NDI) were invited to several summits where
executives and technical support teams from Google and Facebook
provided them with the game plans they would execute in 2011 in
coordination with US and European media who also attended the
The end result was the virtual weaponization of social media,
serving as cover for what was a long-planned, regional series
of coups including heavily armed militants who eventually overthrew
the governments of Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen, with Syria
now locked in 6 years of war as a result."
Tony Cartalucci, 2017