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9-11REVIEW.COM. “History of American false flag operations” succinctly describes circa 2 centuries of Mainstream media-complicit US Government “excuse for war” (casus belli) lies and provocations
AARONS, Mark. Aarons & Loftus: "The hidden parts of history, the covert sides, are far more orderly and rational, but can be seen and understood only if you are told where to look. The holes in history are what makes sense of the thing"
ACADEMIC CENSORSHIP AND SELF-CENSORSHIP IN AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITIES
ADAMS, John. US second president: "Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the People ... [re] the characters and conduct of their rulers"
ADAMS, John: ""Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people, who have a right and a desire to know... that most dreaded and envied kind of knowledge, I mean of the characters and conduct of their rulers"
ADICHIE, Chimamanda Ngozi: "There are two answers to the things they will teach you about our land: the real answer and the answer you give in school to pass"
ANDERSON, Mark: "Flagship news publications in the United States mainstream media have been forced to admit that over the years they quietly forged partnerships with the federal government in order to withhold from American taxpayers vital information on such topics as the government’s drone-assassination program, torture, secret prisons and warrantless snooping"
ATWOOD, Margaret. Canadian novelist: “Powerlessness and silence go together"
AURELIUS, Marcus: "Look things in the face and know them for what they are"
AUSTEN, Jane. Great English novelist: "Could they [atrocities] be perpetrated without being known, in a country like this, where social and literary intercourse is on such a footing, where every man is surrounded by a neighbourhood of voluntary spies, and where roads and newspapers lay everything open?" [Yes!Yes!Yes!]
AUSTRALIAN ABC holocaust ignoring over 4.4 million victim Iraqi Holocaust and Iraqi Genocide: when is holocaust ignoring holocaust denial and massive lying?
Australian ABC ignores holocaust and genocide atrocities
AUSTRALIAN MSM IGNORE horrendous Australian child sexual abuse - 4.4 million Australian adults have been sexually abused as children
BALLARD. John Graham. In science fiction writer J.G. Ballard's story “The secret history of World War III” this huge event is buried in day-to-day media reportage
BLUM, Wiliam. Anti-Empire American writer: "Educate yourself and as many others as you can... until it reaches a critical mass"
BONAPARTE, Napoleon: "Authoritarian government required to speak, is silent...Representative government required to speak, lies with impunity"
BRADBURY, Ray. Science fiction story character on reading newspapers: "But then I saw what I was doing: I was believing what I read"
BRAND, Reuben. "If the people of the world are kept blindfolded and evidence of continual human rights abuses and violations are not documented, then those responsible, the individuals, administrations and regimes held accountable, can never be bought to justice"
BRANDEIS, Louis: "A little sunlight is the best disinfectant"
BROWN, Dan: "Whether trying to prop up a stock market, justify a war, win an election, or lure a terrorist out of hiding, the world’s power brokers relied on massive disinformation schemes to help shape public perception. It had always been this way"
BURCHETT, Wilfrid. Famous Australian journalist: "To be able to speak to Russians, Chinese, Vietnamese, Koreans, Cambodians as a friend but completely independent, enables me to do and say things others may not"
BURKE, Edmund. Attributed to British writer and orator Edmund Burke: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing”
BUSH, George W: "Let us never tolerate outrageous conspiracy theories concerning the attacks of September the 11th" [editor: Bush's was the most outrageous]
CAREY, Peter. Top Australian writer: "If you really want to know what's happening [in] the world, you go out and get drunk with journalists and they will tell you what isn't in the papers"
CELENTE, Gerald. US author & commentator coined the term "presstitute" for Mainstream media liars
CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY on 935 US Government lies re Iraq: "The Bush administration led the nation to war on the basis of erroneous information that it methodically propagated and that culminated in military action against Iraq on March 19, 2003"
CHOMSKY, Noam. Professors Noam Chomsky and Edward Herman in "Manufacturing Consent” on the "propaganda model": "the mass media of the United States are effective and powerful ideological institutions that carry out a system-supportive propaganda function"
CHOSSUDOVSKY, Michel. Canadian economics professor: "From the outset, the objective was to use 9/11 as a pretext for launching the first phase of the Middle East War... The media disinformation campaign went into full gear"
CLARK, Ramsey: "The United States is not nearly so concerned that its acts be kept secret from its intended victims as it is that the American people not know of them"
DELANE, John Thadeus. "The Times" editor on war reportage (1854): "Continue to tell as much truth as you can"
DOHRN, Bernadine: "Today enormous effort goes into convincing the American public that we’re just consumers of media manipulation and sound bites and spin doctors. That we care only about ourselves, money and “stuff”""
DONALDSON, Sam: “The press… traditionally sides with authority and the establishment”
DOUGLASS, Frederick: "Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave"
EINSTEIN. Albert. Nobel Laureate physicist: "The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything"
ETHICAL WRITERS expose egregious Mainstream media lying
FALK: Eminent humanitarian Professor Falk's "concern that the media claim of objectivity in liberal societies is above all else a sham"
FEELEY, Tom. Tom Feeley's "Information Clearing House" exposes "how the presstitutes lie to America"
FORNA, Aminatta. British-Sierra Leone author on lying by omission, "A version of the truth that puts them in a good light...The silent lie”
FOWLER, Andrew. Australian investigative journalist: "large sections of the media don’t let the facts get in the way of a good story"
FRANK, Rubin: “News is what someone wants to suppress”
FUND FOR INDEPENDENCE IN JOURNALISM and Center for Public Integrity revealed 935 lies told by Bush Administration re Iraq from 9-11 to invasion of Iraq
GERHARDIE, William. UK writer: "If journalism and modern advertising are debased forms of literature, propaganda is debased journalism... Propaganda is indeed is the last refuge of journalism"
GOEBBELS, Joseph: "The English follow the principle that when one lies, one should lie big, and stick to it. They keep up their lies, even at the risk of looking ridiculous”
GREENWALD, Glenn: "The entity [media] that is designed to be, and endlessly praises itself for being, a check on US government power is, in fact, its most loyal servant”
HANSEN, James. Top US climate scientist: "Today most media, even publicly-supported media, are pressured to balance every climate story with opinions of contrarians, climate change deniers, as if they had equal scientific credibility"
HAWES, William. US writer specializing in politics and environmental issues: “Here in the US there is no overt state-controlled media, no KGB or Stasi-like agencies telling journalists what to write and what must be censored. Most media outlets are simply unwitting pawns"
HEINBERG, Richard: "Could “we the people” handle a bit more of the truth? One would certainly like to think so. As it is, the US and the rest of the world appear to be sleepwalking into history’s greatest shitstorm""
HEINLEIN, Robert. Famous American science fiction writer: "Secrecy is the keystone of all tyranny. Not force, but secrecy… censorship"
HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Nobel Prize-winning author slams lying malreportage and propaganda ignoring the butchery of World War 1
HERMAN, Edward. Professors Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky in "Manufacturing Consent" on the "propaganda model": "the mass media of the United States are effective and powerful ideological institutions that carry out a system-supportive propaganda function"
HERSH, Seymour. Top US journalist: "pathetic" US media & re alleged killing of Osama bin Laden: "it’s one big lie, not one word of it is true"
HITLER, Adolph: "In the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily"
HUGHES, Robert. Expatriate Australian art critic on the nature and cultural consequences media and politician lying about the horrors of World War 1
HUXLEY, Aldous: "Ye shall know the Truth, And the Truth shall make you angry!"
INFORMATION CLEARING HOUSE: "How The Presstitutes Lie To America. Example: How The Press Has Become A Tool Of Our Government"
JASSON, Allen. Australian humanitarian: "Fake news there may well be in the alternative media, but it’s nothing compared to the systematic fake news of omission, distorted emphasis and spin that is the hallmark of the MSM"
JEFFERSON. Thomas. American Founding Father on the unacceptability of silence: “All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent”
JESUS CHRIST: "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits" & "For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest"
JONES, Alex. Prominent USA radio host & author on Mainstream media as "The house of presstitution”"
JULIUS CAESAR: "Beware the leader who bangs the drums of war in order to whip the citizenry into a patriotic fervor... the citizenry, infused with fear and blinded by patriotism, will offer up all of their rights unto the leader and gladly so"
JUVENAL: "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?" ["Who watches the watchmen?"]
KAPUSCINSKY, Ryszard: "In a dictatorship, censorship is used; in a democracy, manipulation"
KAWILARANG, Harry: "Whoever controls the media, controls the peoples’ minds" (unattributed)
KEEFER, Michael: "We’re coming to expect, on the part of the people who construct these news stories and tell us how to interpret them, an increasingly slender respect for such archaic notions as truth, rudimentary ethics, and intellectual integrity"
KING, Martin Luther. Great American civil rights leader: “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter”
KINGSOLVER, Barbara. US writer: "newspapers have a duty to truth... [but] they tell the truth only as the exception"
KJELDSEN, Matt. US writer & composer: "the details of the critical events shaping our destinies are being systematically edited and the good people of this country are being blatantly lied to and deceitfully programmed"
KLEIN, Naomi. Famous Canadian writer and activist: no climate change action because it is "extremely threatening to an elite minority that has a stranglehold over our economy, our political process, and most of our major media outlets”
LEMKIN, Jonathan, wrote screenplay for "Shooter" & has evil character Senator Meachum say: “The truth is what I say it is”
LENDMAN, Stephen. Humane US commentator on Mainstream media lying: "Readers, viewers and listeners are systematically betrayed. They’re lied to."
LEWIS, Charles: "the ultimate purpose of investigative journalism: to hold those in power accountable and to inform the public about significant distortions of the truth”
LIEBLING, A.J. US journalist: “Freedom of the press is limited to those who own one”
LINCOLN, Abraham. Abraham Lincoln: “To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men”
LLOYD GEORGE, David. UK WW1 PM about Western Front: "If the people really knew [the truth] the war would be stopped tomorrow. But of course they don't know and can't know"
LYING BY OMISSION. Lying by omission is worse than lying by commission because at least the latter permits refutation and public debate
MACARTHUR, Douglas: "One cannot wage war under present conditions without the support of public opinion, which is tremendously molded by the press and other forms of propaganda"
MACGREGOR, Jim. Scots doctor exposes lying corporate media as key agents of neo-fascism (corporatism)
MAINSTREAM MEDIA PRESSTITUTES. Journalist, politician and corporate presstitutes endlessly deceive the public
MCCHESNEY, Robert: “The notion that journalism can regularly produce a product that violates the fundamental interests of media owners and advertisers … is absurd”
MCGEHE, Ralph: “Death squads have been created and used by the CIA around the world – particularly in the Third World – since the late 1940s, a fact ignored by the elite-owned media”
MENCKEN, H.L. Great US writer: "The men that American people admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest the most violently are those who try to tell them the truth."
MILL, John Stuart: "The real advantage which truth has, consists in this, that when an opinion is true, it may be extinguished once, twice, or many times, but in the course of ages there will generally be found persons to rediscover it"
MILLAR, Robert C. Journalist on false reports in war "released for publication even though the people responsible knew they were untrue"
MILLER, Arthur. "Society must somehow make sense ... And so the evidence has to be internally denied."
MOELLER, Susan: “The media in their reportage of terrorism tend to be judgmental, inflammatory and sensationalistic”
MOLIERE. Great French playwright: "It is public scandal that constitutes offence, and to sin in secret is not to sin at all"
MONTAIGNE, Michel de: great French Renaissance sceptic essayist : “In plain truth, lying is an accursed vice. We are not men, nor have other tie upon one another, but by our word. If we did but discover the horror and gravity of it, we should pursue it with fire and sword, and more justly than other crimes"
MOORE, Richard K. "From that [truth-delivering] red-pill perspective, everyday media-consensus reality--like the Matrix in the film--is seen to be a fabricated collective illusion"
NASH, Paul. British World War 1 soldier and war artist on using art to tell the "bitter truth" to warmongers
OPEN LETTER to the ABC (Australia's BBC) about censorship by the ABC and The Conversation of numerous eminent anti-racists wanting human rights for Palestinians
ORWELL, George. Devastating quotes from the author of "1984" and "Animal Farm".
PAINE, Thomas: "It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government"
PASTERNAK, Boris: "I am alone; all round me drowns in falsehood: Life is not a walk across a field”
PECK, Morgan Scott. US psychiatrist: “Any group will remain inevitably potentially conscienceless and evil until such time as each and every individual holds himself or herself directly responsible for the behavior of the whole group"
PHILLIPS, Peter: "The media in the US effectively represents the interests of corporate America, and… the media elite are the watchdogs of what constitutes acceptable ideological messages"
PILGER, John . Top journalist on good journalists: "those who retain pride in our craft of truth-telling, no matter how unpopular and unpalatable the truth. The rest is not journalism"
PITT, William: "Necessity is the plea of every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves"
POLYA, Gideon. Dr Gideon Polya: "subversion of the Western democracies that have become neo-fascist, corporatist Murdochracies (Big Money buys public perception and votes) and Lobbyocracies (Big Money buys politicians, parties, policies and elections)"
ROBERTS, Paul Craig. US "Father of Reaganomics": "Americans live in a rigged system in which propaganda determines the public’s awareness and consciousness. Americans, or most of them, live in the Matrix... Washington’s phony wars based on lies and phony economy based on rigged statistics"
ROCKEFELLER, David: "All we need is the right major crisis and all the nations will accept the New World Order”
ROY, Arundhati. Famed Indian writer: "the ultimate privilege of the élite is not just their deluxe lifestyles, but deluxe lifestyles with a clear conscience"
RUSSELL, William Howard. One of first war correspondents: "Am I to tell these things? or am I to hold my tongue?"
SALENT, Richard: “Our job is to give people not what they want, but what we decide they ought to have”
SARAMAGO, José. Nobel laureate writer on history & unanswered inquiry: "because he wouldn’t know or because he doesn’t want to"
SCHORR, Daniel: "Good journalism is being criminalized or otherwise rendered perilous to its best practitioners"
SESNO, Frank: “We tell the people what they need to know, what they want to know”
SHADOWS OF LIBERTY - a major new film exposes how oligopoly corporate mainstream media (MSM) lies, censors and covers up the Awful Truth
SHAKESPEARE, William: "How! dare not! do not! Do you know, and dare not be intelligent to me?"
SHAW, George Bernard: “Newspapers are unable, seemingly, to discriminate between a bicycle accident and the collapse of civilisation”
SINCLAIR, Upton. Great US writer: “It is difficult to get a man to understand something if his salary depends upon his not understanding it”.
SINGH, K. Gajendra. Respected journalist and former Indian diplomat: "The lies are being repeated day in and day out by shameless Western leaders and their media whores and pressitutes [presstitutes]. WITHOUT ANY PROOF"
SOLZHENITSYN, Alexander: "The press has become the greatest power within the Western World, more powerful than the legislature, the executive and judiciary. One would like to ask: by whom has it been elected, and to whom is it responsible?""
SPENCER, Herbert: "There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which can not fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance--that principle is contempt prior to investigation"
STILWELL, Bonny: “Scerrorism: Terrorism of a population by the media, carried out by reporting acts of terror that might happen but never actually do”
STONE, I.F. Outstanding US journalist: "about being a journalist all you have to remember is two words: governments lie"
SUGIMOTO, Yoshio. Sociologist: "[Government- and organization-provided] kisha kurabu (reporters' clubs)... obliquely control the way in which it [information] is reported to the public"
SWANN, Ben. Award-winning US journalist: "Our culture is truth deficient. The historical centers of truth have broken down""
SWANSON, David. US author & journalist exposes extraordinary Mainstream media lying by omission over the secret Anglo-American push for war against Japan in WW2
SWINTON, John. US editor on journalists: "We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes"
TROTSKY, Leon. Bolshevik leader: "Newspapers like The Times or Le Temps speak the truth on all unimportant and inconsequential occasions, so that they can deceive the public with all the requisite authority when necessary”
TRUMP, Donald. US billionaire and 2016 Republican presidential candidate: "The media is so dishonest and so corrupt. It's so dishonest and they've poisoned the minds of the voters but, unfortunately for them, I think the voters are seeing through it"
TWAIN, Mark. Great American novelist on "the silent lie - the deception which one conveys by simply keeping still and concealing the truth"
VENTURINI, Georgio (George). Outstanding Australian professor on media oligopoly, constraint on effective free speech & censorship in neo-fascist Murdochracy Australia
VIDAL, Gore. Famous US writer slams lying: "Unlike most Americans who lie all the time, I hate lying...television which could just perpetrate lies everywhere into this society and does and did"
VOLTAIRE critique of corruption of English freedom of speech by "party feeling and party spirit"
WASHINGTONSBLOG. US blog exposing Mainstream media lying
WILLIAMS, Tennessee. In Tennessee Williams’ play “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” , Brick declaims: "Mendacity! It's lies and liars! Not one lie or one person. The whole thing"
WINTERSON, Jeanette: "Benjamin Franklin said that if you have to choose between liberty and security, choose liberty... We need to be free from corporate control that runs the world for the few and ruins it for the rest of us"
YEVTUSHENKO, Yevgeny. Soviet dissident poet: “When the truth is replaced by silence the silence is a lie”
ZINN, Howard. Anti-racist Jewish American historian on moral action: “There is no act too small, no act too bold. The history of social change is the history of millions of actions, small and large, coming together at points in history and creating a power that governments cannot suppress"
ZUESSE, Eric. Historian & author: "The biggest news-story of all is thus the one that is, and that will inevitably be, the most suppressed news-story of all: the news-suppression itself"
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