"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





Philip Giraldi / Jim Garrison


"Establishment journalists 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 rage."

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 Bilderberg Group"


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 services.
... 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 biases."

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 Secret Establishment"


"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 this system."

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