"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
Abby Martin / George Orwell
"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, 2012
Carroll Quigley / Charles Hugh Smith / Thierry Meyssan
"Most media 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, 2012
Ramin Mazaheri / Alex Anfruns / Justin Raimondo / William O. Douglas
"Media disinformation has
become institutionalized. The lies and fabrications have become
increasingly blatant when compared to the 1970s. The US media
has become the mouthpiece of US foreign policy. Disinformation
is routinely "planted" by CIA operatives in the newsroom
of major dailies, magazines and TV channels."
Michel Chossudovsky, 2010
Barrett Brown / Angus Mackenzie / Rob Kall / Dennis Bernstein
"The job of a journalist
should not be to balance the news; it is to discern the truth,
to investigate the truth, and to convey the truth to the American
Robert Kennedy, Jr, 2009
Henry Giroux / Randall Robinson / Gareth Porter
"The House of Rothschild
bought Reuters news service in the 1800's. Within the last 20
years, Reuters bought the Associated Press. Now the Elite own
the two largest wire services in the world, where most newspapers
get their news. The Rothschilds have control of all three U.S.
Networks, plus other aspects of the recording and mass media industry."
Eustice Mullins, 1991
Roger D Harris / Ron Forthofer / Melvin Goodman / Peter Lavelle
"One of the most dangerous
influences of the media on our decisions, and one of the most
tragic, is their tendency to desensitize the public to the horrific
nature of war and violence. In the hands of the mainstream media,
war has become a "political necessity" devoid of the
human tragedies that in more sensible times make war a last, desperate
Elliot D. Cohen and Bruce W. Fraser
"The American Associated
Press (AP) with over 4000 employees worldwide. The AP belongs
to US media companies and has its main editorial office in New
York. AP news is used by around 12,000 international media outlets,
reaching more than half of the world's population every day.
The quasi-governmental French Agence France-Presse (AFP) based
in Paris and with around 4000 employees. The AFP sends over 3000
stories and photos every day to media all over the world.
The British agency Reuters in London, which is privately owned
and employs just over 3000 people. Reuters was acquired in 2008
by Canadian media entrepreneur Thomson - one of the 25 richest
people in the world - and merged into Thomson Reuters, headquartered
in New York."
Swiss Propaganda Research
"The critical sense gets
more lulled the more respected the news agency or newspaper is.
Someone who wants to introduce a questionable story into the world
press only needs to try to put his story in a reasonably reputable
agency, to be sure that it then appears a little later in the
others. Sometimes it happens that a hoax passes from agency to
agency and becomes ever more credible."