"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
Barbara Loe Fisher Seymour Hersch
"Google and Facebook should
be considered as public utilities or even agencies which have
usurped governmental powers over the Internet. According to formal
US laws such corporations must be deemed illegal trusts in breach
of civil and criminal law. They would need to be punitively fined,
their owners and officers convicted, and the corporations broken
But the formal political government of the United States does
nothing about them. Perhaps the reason for the inaction is that
the monopoly of the tech giants - together with that of the traditional
media - suits the interests of the shadow government of the elite,
the Deep State."
Jon Hellevig, 2019
Hugo Chavez / Eric Draitser / William Domhoff
"The CIA will find young
journalists and mentor them. Suddenly doors will open up, rewards
will be given, and you owe your entire career to them. That's
essentially how it works. I was publishing articles under my own
name written by agents of the CIA and other intelligence services.
I was taught to lie, to betray and not to tell the truth to the
Udo Ulfkotte, a German journalist
Norman Finkelstein / C. Wright Mills / Massoud Naveri
"The mainstream media will
never tell us that the reason why Washington has been at war for
half of the last two centuries is because of US imperialism. They
will never tell us that the ceaseless interventions are driven
by an insatiable greed for resources, or often enough by the simple
desire to plunge a country into chaos if its recalcitrant leaders
refuse to genuflect appropriately and show due respect."
Federico Pieraccini, 2019
David Wise / Dennis Judd / / Doug Henwood / Daniel Larison
"Propaganda is most effective
when our consent is engineered by those with a fine education
-Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Columbia -and with careers on the
BBC, the Guardian, the New York Times, the Washington Post."
John Pilger, 2018
Howard Zinn / Stephen Lendman / Sherri Tenpenny / James Howard
"The media are a pitiful
lot. They don't give us any history, they don't give us any analysis,
they don't tell us anything. They don't raise the most basic questions:
Who has the most weapons of mass destruction in the world by far?
Who has used weapons of mass destruction more than any other nation?
Who has killed more people in this world with weapons of mass
destruction than any other nation? The answer: the United States."
Anthony Watts / Ranier Shea / Richard Wolff / Del Bigtree
"The Council on Foreign
Relations (CFR} control or own major newspapers, magazines, radio
and television networks and the most powerful companies in the
book publishing business."
Admiral Chester Ward, former CFR
"Secretive and unaccountable
government agencies have an extensive and well-documented record
of involving themselves with news media outlets. It is a known
and undisputed fact that the Central Intelligence Agency has been
intimately involved in America's news media since the 1950s, and
it remains so to this day."
Caitlin Johnstone, 2018
"Facebook and Google have
emerged as two of the leading access portals between users and
the outside world, and far from the image of impartiality they
project, this prominence had made them central figures in governing
which information from that world we are able to access. The ties
between these firms and the U.S. defense and intelligence spheres
are myriad, ensuring the manufacturing of consent over issues
both at home and abroad that are favorable to the imperialist
oligarchy and their security state."