"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





Ron Unz / Peter Phillips


"Americans are too broadly underinformed to digest nuggets of information that seem to contradict what they know of the world . Instead, news channels prefer to feed Americans a constant stream of simplified information, all of which fits what they already know. That way they don't have to devote more air time or newsprint space to explanations or further investigations. Politicians and the media have conspired to infantilize, to dumb down, the American public. At heart, politicians don't believe that Americans can handle complex truths, and the news media, especially television news, basically agrees."

Tom Fenton, former CBS foreign correspondent


David Swanson / Kevin Zeese / Alan Nairn / Helena Cobban


"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."

Malcolm X


F. William Fulbright / Penny Lernoux / Toni Bark, MD


"In the press, which is owned by rich men, the interests of the investing minority are always identified with those of the nation as a whole. Constantly repeated statements come to be accepted as truths. Innocent and ignorant, most newspaper readers are convinced that the private interests of the rich are really public interests."

Aldous Huxley in his book "Ends and Means", 1937


Danny Schechter / Phil Butler / James Peck / Stanley L. Cohen


"If advertisers, and corporate sponsors generally, tend to support media which boost their message, and these media consequently tend to flourish relative to those not so supported, then we have one example of a tight system of control that does not at all require a conspiracy theory but simply the operation of market forces."

David Edwards in his book "Burning All Illusions"


Anthony Dimaggio / Stephen Cohen / Peter Koenig


"The news and truth are not the same thing."

American journalist Walter Lippmann (1889-1974)


Miklos Lukacs / John Steppling / Dave Hodges / Jeremy Brecher


"What most Americans believe to be 'Public Opinion' is in reality carefully crafted and scripted propaganda designed to elicit a desired behavioral response from the public."

Ken Adachi


"The wireless communication service and cable internet providers are the gatekeepers to the Internet. And they are all also owned by the oligarchy. The problem is that in this capacity they tend to discriminate against content and communication they do not like, by blocking, or by charging more, or by slowing down the traffic they do not like."

Jon Hellevig, 2019


"Most of the international news coverage in Western media is provided by only three global news agencies based in New York (Associated Press), London (Thomson/Reuters) and Paris (Agence France-Presse).
The key role played by these agencies means Western media often report on the same topics, even using the same wording. In addition, governments, military and intelligence services use these global news ag
encies as multipliers to spread their messages around the world."

Swiss Propaganda Research, 2019