"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 Collins Piper / Larry Romanoff
"Google is destroying the
most glorious gift humanity was granted in the last 300 years
[the internet]. The future under Google is a fascist dystopia,
their way or the highway, no room for dissidents, no room for
free speech. Google is a boot stomping on your face for eternity.
Google is the deep state. Forget about conventional wars, forget
about spies, forget about intelligence agencies, forget about
all of that. It's all about the internet and Google running the
internet. They decide how you feel, what you think, what information
you can and can't look at, and ultimately who does and doesn't
have a voice."
David Bowie's final message written
weeks before he died, 2015
Finian Cunningham / John Mearsheimer / Bill Still
"Perhaps the most basic
reason Americans should read Noam Chomsky's work today, is simply
to understand the real world in which they live, that which is
obscured by their leaders and the U.S. mass media."
Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer / John McDougall / Robert McChesney / Ryan
"Those who can make you
believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities."
Ida Tarbell / Nicholas Shaxon / Lawrence Shoup
"With very few exceptions,
the front men and women of the mainstream media - the radio and
TV talk show hosts and pundits - are company employees who are
willing to toe the corporate line in order to keep their jobs.
The net result of such media line toeing is the mass dissemination
of government propaganda and deception."
Elliot D. Cohen and Bruce W.
John McMurtry / Antonia Juhasz / Ken
Adachi / Franz Fanon
"Whether employing professional
journalists trained at prestigious universities or polemicists
whose ignorance, arrogance and malevolence serve partisan agendas,
our dominant media are ultimately accountable only to corporate
boards whose mission is not life, liberty, and the pursuit of
happiness for the whole body of our republic, but the aggrandizement
of corporate executives and shareholders; organizations whose
self-styled mandate is not holding public and private power accountable
so that there is an equilibrium in society, but aggregating their
interlocking interests; organizations whose reward comes from
the manufacturing of news and information as profitable consumer
commodities, rather than the means to empower morally responsible
Bill Moyers, 2008
Israel Shamir / Natasha Hakimi Zapata / Mike Lofgren / William
"When government and special
interests finance education and research, and the media is concentrated
in a few large corporations dependent on government broadcast
licenses, there is not much room left for truth."
Paul Craig Roberts, 2008
"The Pentagon employs more
than 27,000 PR specialists who, with a budget of nearly $ 5 billion
a year, are working the media and circulating targeted manipulations."
"The typical correspondent
is in general not able to do independent research, but rather
deals with and reinforces those topics that are already prescribed
by the news agencies."
Swiss Propaganda Research, 2019