"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
Robert Scheer / Nomi Prins
"News and the truth are
not the same thing."
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,
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
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
"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
Carl Bernstein, 1977
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