"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
Matt Tiabbi / Scott Ritter
"Some media have outsourced
their entire foreign editorial office to a global news agency.
Moreover, it is well known that many news portals on the internet
mostly publish 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."
Swiss Propaganda Research 2019
Kevin Zeese / Helen Buyniski / Dan Briody
like BlackRock, Vanguard, State Street, Fidelity, and JP Morgan,
now own 80% of all stock in S&P 500 listed companies. These
same institutional investors largely control the media, television,
film, publishing, telecommunications and Internet.An incredibly
small group of oligarchs have amassed all the most important media
assets in the United States... Just a few oligarchs now have the
means to exercise a totalitarian control over speech and ideas
in the United States, and increasingly globally too."
Jon Hellevig, 2019
Carl Boggs / Alison Bodine / John Bart Gerald
"The revolving door between
tech companies and intelligence agencies, think tanks, defense
contractors and security companies is constantly revolving, especially
at the higher echelons of important departments, like cybersecurity.
Notably, many of these companies cater along partisan lines depending
on the political proclivities of their owners, in a bid to tip
the scales toward their point of view.They have embraced this
role as an information portal, offering special "news"
sections on their platforms. They are rolling out new apps to
judge the trustworthiness of news sources. Facebook and Google,
in particular, have also become two of the largest funders of
journalism around the world, helping to further entrench State
Department-approved models of truth in key hotspots of geopolitical
Ghali Hassan / Ben Boyington
"Consumers of news, if
fed American-exceptionalism junk food long enough, come to feel
at home with it, equate it with objectivity, with getting the
truth; it appears neutral and unbiased, like the old comfortable
living-room sofa they're sitting on as they watch NBC or CNN.
They view the 'alternative media - with a style rather different
from what they're accustomed to - as not being 'objective'."
William Blum, 2015
Kyle Kulinski / Mahatma Gandhi / Elizabeth Woodworth
in the United States often function more like a fourth branch
of government than a feisty fourth estate. Since the tragic events
of September 11, the separation between press and state has dwindled
nearly to the vanishing point."
Martin A. Lee in his book "September
11 and the US War"
"For the first time in
human history, there is a concerted strategy to manipulate global
perception. And the mass media are operating as its compliant
assistants, failing both to resist it and to expose it.The sheer
ease with which this machinery has been able to do its work reflects
a creeping structural weakness which now afflicts the production
of our news."
Nick Davies, British investigative
Clodovaido Hernandez / Ethan Huff / Ali Abunimah