"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
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."
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,
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."
Graham Phillips / Martin Berger / John Bellamy Foster / Gaither
" 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
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
Swiss Propaganda Research, 2019