"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
G. Edward Griffin / Eustice Mullins
"The major news media serve
at the pleasure of a commercial oligarchy that pays them, and
pays them handsomely, for their pretense of speaking truth to
power. The prominent figures in our contemporary Washington press
corps regard themselves as government functionaries, enabling
Lewis H. Lapham
Ha-Joon Chang / T. Colin Campbell / Martin
Jacques / Yuri Lyamin
"We hear about the occasions
when there are differences between the mainstream media and the
government. What we don't hear about are the 95 percent of occasions
where the mainstream media faithfully propagate disinformation
stories which are often planted by the CIA, sometimes planted
abroad in newspapers that they may own or that are friendly to
Michael Parenti, 1988
Mujahid Kamran / Paul Farmer / Richard
"A problem that has been
facing American mainstream journalism for a long time has mainly
to do with access. They want to get their calls returned by the
big guys at Goldman Sachs. So they develop a relationship in which
the journalists themselves become insiders. Too often, consequently,
they do little else than rewrite the press releases they are handed.
This has cost America a lot. Mainstream journalists of The New
York Times and elsewhere were complicit insiders both in the lead-up
to the Iraq war and in the lead-up to the financial meltdown."
Arianna Huffington, 2009
Bertram Gross / Thomas Bodenheimer / Sibel Edmonds
"During its first fifty
years of existence, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) was
almost never mentioned by any of the moguls of the mass media.
When you realize that the membership of the CFR includes top executives
from the New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles
Times, the Knight Newspaper chain, NBC, CBS, Time, Life, Fortune,
Business Week, US News and World Report, and many others, you
can be sure that such anonymity is not accidental."
Jennifer Matsui / Charles Derber / Des Griffin / Ellen Ray
"In America, we grew up
thinking that the people that we see on the nightly news are journalists.
But, there is no journalism happening there, only script reading.
That is understood by anyone with a sliver of common sense, and
the objectivity to realize that their newsperson is basically
Charlie Robinson, in his book "The
Octopus of Global Control", 2017
Richard Cottrell / Ben Swann / Laura Knight-Jadczyk / W T Whitney,
"The use of social media
to control a targeted nation's information space, and use it as
a means of carrying out sociopolitical subversion and even regime
change reached its pinnacle in 2011 during the US-engineered "Arab
Portrayed at first as spontaneous demonstrations organized organically
over Facebook and other social media platforms, it is now revealed
in articles like the New York Times', "U.S. Groups Helped
Nurture Arab Uprisings," that the US government had trained
activists years ahead of the protests, with Google and Facebook
participating directly in making preparations.
Opposition fronts funded and supported by the US State Department's
National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and its subsidiaries Freedom
House, International Republican Institute (IRI), and National
Democratic Institute (NDI) were invited to several summits where
executives and technical support teams from Google and Facebook
provided them with the game plans they would execute in 2011 in
coordination with US and European media who also attended the
The end result was the virtual weaponization of social media,
serving as cover for what was a long-planned, regional series
of coups including heavily armed militants who eventually overthrew
the governments of Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen, with Syria
now locked in 6 years of war as a result."
Tony Cartalucci, 2017
"Without the central role
of the global news agencies, the worldwide synchronization of
propaganda and disinformation would never be so efficient.
Through this "propaganda multiplier", dubious stories
from PR experts working for governments, military and intelligence
services reach the general public more or less unchecked and unfiltered."
Ulrich Tilgner, Middle East correspondent
for German and Swiss television, 2003
"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