One Of Those Days…

Have all these in mind for some reason or other…

 

The press is the hired agent of a moneyed system, set up for no other reason than to tell lies where the interests are concerned. – Henry Adams

Most biased choices in the media arise from the pre-selection of right-thinking people, internalised preconceptions, and the adaptation of personnel to the constraints of ownership, organisation, market, and political power. – Noam Chomsky

The complaints of the privileged are too often confused with the voice of the masses. – John Kenneth Galbraith

The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers. – Thomas Jefferson

Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world doesn’t mean you are wiser than when it reached only to the end of the bar. – Edward R. Murrow

There are still places where people think the function of the media is to provide information. – Dan Rottenberg, White House spokesperson

The truth is so often the reverse of what has been told us by our culture that we cannot turn our heads far enough around to see it. – Howard Zinn

 

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3 comments

  1. You cannot hope to bribe or twist,
    Thank God! the British Journalist.
    But, seeing what the man will do
    Unbribed, there’s no occasion to.

    Humbert Wolfe

  2. John Pilger
    “You see, without real dissent – that is, dissent that makes us sceptical of what governments say, dissent that exposes cultural conformity – we lose freedom: not all at once, but bit by bit, so that we barely notice it slipping away.”

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