"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
James Petras / Lyndon LaRouche
"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."
Kristinn Hrafnsson / Daniel Berrigan / Philip Berrigan / Cynthia
"Some media have outsourced
their entire foreign editorial office to a news agency. Moreover,
it is well known that many news portals on the internet mostly
publish news agency reports.
In the end, this dependency on the global agencies creates a striking
similarity in international reporting: from Vienna to Washington,
our media often report the same topics, using many of the same
phrases - a phenomenon that would otherwise rather be associated
with »controlled media« in authoritarian states."
Global research.ca, 2016
Mumia Abu-Jamal / James Bovard / Masoud Nayari
"The dominant characteristic
of our present ruling system is the firm belief that power is
to be gained and maintained by manipulating the masses. Being
honest with the population is rarely an option for them. Current
powers are much more interested in deceiving people than informing
David DeGraw, 2010
Leo Panitch / Aaron Glantz / Robert Inlakesh
"Less than 3 percent of
you people read books.
Less than 15 percent of you read newspapers.
The only truth you know is what you get over this tube.
Right now, there is a whole, an entire generation that never knew
anything that didn't come out of this tube.
This tube is the gospel, the ultimate revelation.
This tube can make or break presidents, popes, prime ministers.
This tube is the most awesome goddamn force in the whole godless
Howard Beale, from the 1976 movie
Danny Sjursen / Juan Cole / Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich
"The media's the most powerful
entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty
and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they
control the minds of the masses."
Ricardo Vaz / John Stanton / Paul Jay /
"The American media does
not serve the truth. It serves the government and the interest
groups that empower the government."
Paul Craig Roberts, 2010
"The C.I.A. delivers your
news - print, network and radio - each and every day from all
the major MSM news platforms. Every anchor and famous talking
head, acclaimed MSM author and Pulitzer prize-winning journalist
are all on contract with the C.I.A. In this way these transparently
fake journalists answer directly to the C.I.A., not to their corporate
Nothing which issues forth from the MSM can be trusted. It's all
fake news all the time."
"The owners of the Washington
Post long ago acknowledged that the Post is the government's voice
to the people. In 1981, Katherine Graham, who owns the Post and
Newsweek announced that her editors would "cooperate with
the national security interests."National security in this
context means "CIA."
John Stockwell, former CIA official