"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





Michael Parenti / Mordechai Vanunu


"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."

Michael Parenti


Douglas Valentine / Arundhati Roy / Mark Weisbrot / John V Walsh


"News Corp, Disney, Viacom, Time Warner, CBS and Comcast own 90% of the TV stations, radio stations, movies, magazines and newspapers that Americans rely on for news and entertainment."

Michael Snyder, 2017


John Taylor Gatto / Paul Findley / Frank Snepp


"By far the most valuable associations, according to CIA officials have been with the New York Times, CBS and Time Inc. Journalists provided a full range of clandestine services - from simple intelligence-gathering to serving as go-betweens with spies in Communist countries."

Carl Bernstein, Rolling Stone, 1977


Patrick Armstrong / Michael Ruppert / Kevin Zuesse / Joachim Hagopian


"It is not at all uncommon to grow to adulthood in the United States, even to graduate from university, and not be seriously exposed to opinions significantly contrary to prevailing myths, and know remarkably little about the exceptionally harmful foreign policy of the government."

William Blum, 2015


Naomi Wolf / Steven Walt / Mickey Huff


"The Washington press corps has grown closer and closer to its sources. You find these relationships are so close that reporters don't challenge the subjects of their stories, they just tell you what the government is saying. In other words, they've become stenographers for power and not journalists."

David Barsamian

Graham Phillips / Martin Berger / John Bellamy Foster / Gaither Stewart


" The U.S. news media, including our most respected newspapers like the New York Times, turn a blind eye to U.S. violations of core international law, having no qualms about playing up the violations of adversaries. It would be nearly impossible for the coverage to be more unprincipled."

John Nichols and Robert W. McChesney in their book "Tragedy & Farce"


"In recent years a high-quality, reader-funded journalism has emerged on the internet, often outperforming traditional media in terms of critical reporting. Some of these "alternative" publications already reach a very large audience.
Nevertheless, up to now the traditional media has been able to attract a solid majority of online visitors, too. This, in turn, is closely linked to the hidden role of news agencies, whose up-to-the-minute reports form the backbone of most news portals."

former AP journalist Herbert Altschull


"The news agencies are the most important suppliers of material to mass media. No daily media outlet can manage without them. So the news agencies influence our image of the world; above all, we get to know what they have selected."

Swiss Propaganda Research, 2019