"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
Dr. Andrew Wakefield / Max Blumenthal
"The press has become the
greatest power within the Western World, more powerful than the
legislature, the executive and judiciary."
Elizabeth Vos / Arnold August / Susan Babbitt / Martin Jay
"Television provided an
ideal means to create an homogenous culture, a mass culture, through
which popular opinion could be shaped and controlled, so that
everyone in the country would think the same."
Harley Schlanger, 2003
Manilo Dinucci / M K Bhadrakumar / Nick Beams
"When opinions cannot be
distinguished from facts, when there is no universal standard
to determine truth in law, in science, in scholarship, or in reporting
the events of the day, when the most valued skill is the ability
to entertain, the world becomes a place where lies become true,
where people can believe what they want to believe."
Chris Hedges, 2009
Roy Eidelson / Sharyl Attkinson / Daniel Lazare / Barbara Nimri
"The media justify withholding
information from the public on the basis of patriotism. Patriotism
requires the media to support the government, not the truth."
Paul Craig Roberts, 2015
Ovigwe Eguegu / Jon Helievig / Brent Patterson / Dan Cohen
"The major media are not
comfortable with intelligence. Television is worst, the medium
of the illiterate, barely literate, stupid, uneducated, and uninterested.
It cannot afford to air much that might puzzle these classes."
Fred Reed, 2014
Jason Ditz / Rosemary Frei / Ajamu Baraka
"The well-paid television
pundits and news celebrities, the economists and the banking and
financial sector leaders, see the world from inside the comfort
of the corporate box. They are loyal to the corporate state. They
cling to the corporation and the corporate structure."
Chris Hedges, 2009
"The plutocrat-owned media
and the plutocrat-owned political class have normalized the idea
of US imperialism around the world. The cold war never ended,
it just shifted its narrative and focus. Neoconservatism never
went away, it just went mainstream."
"Groups advocating policies
opposed by the American establishment should recognize that the
greatest obstacle they face is usually the mainstream media."