"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
Philip Giraldi / Jim Garrison
and media stars are not on the outside of the establishment, they
are members of the establishment. They work for the largest corporations.
They live in Washington. Socio-economically, their colleagues
and partners and family members are people within the government,
within the establishment. And what they want to do is to protect
and defend the establishment, more than anything else. To protect
the idea that the establishment is functioning properly. And so,
their interest is to minimize the public anger and the public
Glenn Greenwald, 2009
Michael Krieger / Walter Karp / Jesselyn Radack
"Media concentration in
developed capitalist societies mean that news corporations have
the power to single-handedly decide the news agenda: which event
is considered news-worthy, what angle a story should take, who
takes the victim or victimizer's role, who is given a voice."
Ziyaad Lunat, 2009
Yves Engler / Joanna Tan / James Perloff / Daniel Estulin
"One of the best kept secrets
is the degree to which a handful of giant conglomerates, all belonging
to the secret Bilderberg Group, Council on Foreign Relations,
NATO, the Club of Rome, and the Trilateral Commission, control
the world's flow of information. They determine what we see on
television, hear on the radio and read in newspapers, magazines,
books, or on the Internet."
Daniel Estulin in his book "The
David DeGraw / Wendell Potter / Steve Brown
"In the late 1940s and
early 1950s, Operation Mockingbird was a secret CIA effort to
influence and control the American media, and thus to influence
and control the information received by the American people.
... Contrary to the notion that the CIA insidiously infiltrated
the journalistic community, there is ample evidence that America's
leading publishers and news executives allowed themselves and
their organizations to become handmaidens to the intelligence
... In 1975, the idea that the corporate media would lie and that
the CIA would push fake stories for propaganda purposes was shocking
but, in 2017, not so much.
Indeed, many things were shocking in 1975 that scarcely appear
on the radar screen today."
Brandon Turbeville, 2017
Eva Gollinger / Bill Quigley / Mark Hertzgaard
"The main shortcoming of
the establishment media lies in errors of omission, much more
than errors of commission. It's not that they tell bald lies so
much as it is that they leave out parts of stories or entire stories,
or historical reminders, which if included might put the issue
in a whole new light, in a way not compatible with their political
William Blum in his book "Freeing
the World to Death"
Riva Enteen / Joel Van Der Reijden / Jodie Evans / Jeremy Kozmarov
"There is an Establishment
history, an official history, which dominates history textbooks,
trade publishing, the media and library shelves. The official
line always assumes that events such as wars, revolutions, scandals,
assassinations, are more or less random unconnected events. By
definition events can never be the result of a conspiracy, they
can never result from premeditated planned group action.
... Woe betide any book or author that falls outside the official
guidelines. Foundation support is not there. Publishers get cold
feet. Distribution is hit and miss, or non-existent."
Antony Sutton in his book "America's
"News agencies are rarely
in the public eye. Yet they are one of the most influential and
at the same time one of the least known media types. They are
key institutions of substantial importance to any media system.
They are the invisible nerve center that connects all parts of
Wolfgang Vyslozil, former managing
director of the Austrian APA news agency
"Often the mass media do
not report on reality, but on a constructed or staged reality.
Several studies have shown that the mass media are predominantly
determined by PR activities and that passive, receptive attitudes
outweigh active-researching ones."
Swiss Propaganda Research, 2019