"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





Robert Scheer / Nomi Prins


"News and the truth are not the same thing."

Walter Lippmann


Ioan Grillo / J. Patrice McSherry / Caleb Maupin / Sut Jhally


"The mainstream media receive most of their benefits - their access, their scoops, their sense of belonging, their money, their esteem - from dutifully serving a role. For them, 'neutrality' means: 'serving the interests of American political and military leaders and amplifying their perspective'."

Glenn Greenwald, 2018


William Appleman Williams / Paul Williams / Karel Van Wolferen / Denis Rancourt


"On every single issue of consequence, corporate media reporting and commentary are systematically filtered to further the interests of the state-corporate elites who own, manage and fund them. It is not that corporate media 'spin', 'hype' or 'sex up' the news -they fundamentally distort every significant issue they touch."

David Edwards and David Cromwell, 2018


Edwin Black / Elena Ponomareva / Ola Tunander


"With the help of the media, the military determine the public perception and use it for their plans. They manage to stir expectations and spread scenarios and deceptions. In this new kind of war, the PR strategists of the US administration fulfill a similar function as the bomber pilots. The special departments for public relations in the Pentagon and in the secret services have become combatants in the information war.
The US military specifically uses the lack of transparency in media coverage for their deception maneuvers. The way they spread information, which is then picked up and distributed by newspapers and broadcasters, makes it impossible for readers, listeners or viewers to trace the original source. Thus, the audience will fail to recognize the actual intention of the military."

Ulrich Tilgner, veteran Middle East correspondent for German and Swiss television, 2003


Brian Hooker, MD / Martin Woods / Fritz Springmeier


"There is really only one unforgivable sin in the political realm, and that's destroying the official narrative by revealing the facts of the matter. This is why whistleblowers who make public the secret machinery of the elaborately artful lies underpinning all official narratives are hounded to the ends of the Earth."

Federico Pieraccini, 2019


John Prado / Rick Rozoff / Russell Mokhiber


"Television had a dissociative effect on mental capabilities, making people less able to think rationally. Viewers, as they become habituated to watching six hours or more of television daily, surrender their powers of reason to the images and sound coming from the tube."

investigative journalist Lonnie Wolfe


"The CIA's use of the American news media has been much more extensive than Agency officials have acknowledged publicly or in closed sessions with members of Congress."

Carl Bernstein, 1977


""Operation Mockingbird" was an initiative of the CIA's Office of Special Projects (OSP), established in the early 1950s. Its objective was to exert influence on both the US as well as the foreign media. From the 1950s, members of the US media were routinely enlisted by the CIA."

Michel Chossudovsky, 2010