"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
Ray McGovern / Deanna Spingola
"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 agencies as multipliers to spread their messages around the
Swiss Propaganda Research
Chris Wright / Chris Littlewood / Eric Schechter / Matt Ridley
"Julian Assange's Wikileaks
revelations struck at the very foundations on which the edifice
of "American exceptionalism" is built, namely, the democracy
that is meant to be a light unto the world, and the "just
wars" that flow from a missionary zeal to make the world
safe for democracy.
Releasing footage of US military personal laughing as they slaughter
dozens of clearly unarmed Iraqis civilians from the distant safety
of an Apache helicopter is one of the strongest ways of showing
how false, artificial and propagandistic the concept of "humanitarian
war" and "responsibility to protect" (R2P) is."
Umair Haque / Steven Jonas / Jim Kavanagh
"During the run up to wars
and during wars, the American media has always been a propagandist
for the government."
Paul Craig Roberts
Siddarth Varadarajan / Dmitry Babich / Dr. Joseph Mercola
"In all press systems,
the news media are instruments of those who exercise political
and economic power. Newspapers, periodicals, radio and television
stations do not act independently, although they have the possibility
of independent exercise of power."
former AP journalist Herbert Altschull
Morgan Artyukina / Gordon Prather / Jafe Arnold / Adeyinka Makinde
"Facebook isn't the only
Silicon Valley firm that's masquerading as nonpartisan as it curates
the "facts" you see in ads, posts, or searches: Google,
Twitter, Microsoft, and others are deeply wedded to the U.S. security
state and the billionaires it upholds."
Joseph Essertier / Larry Chin / Wyatt Reed
"Journalism's job today
is not to find and deliver us the worthwhile hidden in the muck,
but rather to stream the muck at us, 24/7, and to sell our captive
eyeballs to advertisers."
Martin Kaplan, 2007
"Many things are reported
in the news but few are explained. Little is said about how the
social order is organized and for what purposes. Instead we are
left to see the world as do mainstream pundits, as a scatter of
events and personalities propelled by happenstance, circumstance,
confused intentions, bungled operations, and individual ambitions
- rarely by powerful class interests."
"Americans have become
perfect subjects for George Orwell's Big Brother. They sit stupidly
in front of the TV news or the New York Times or Washington Post
and absorb the lies fed to them."
Paul Craig Roberts, 2008