The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses.
The demands of Wall Street will require empty desks in your newsroom. Why don’t you minimize your actual product and make more money?
Any dictator would admire the uniformity and obedience of the US media.
Public information, the news we rely on to learn about what’s happening in the world, to learn about one another, is in the hands of commercial enterprises.
When men yield up the exclusive privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon.
These large conglomerate companies, decide on their own and for their own purposes the news we see and hear.
That’s really what will save us, is when we really know what’s going on, not filtered through the lens or the microphone of the corporation.
Giant media corporations like Time Warner and News Corporation, Disney and so forth, they get to decide what is news
We’re now at a stage where every journalist who isn’t asleep understands that corporate power has made it impossible for them to do the job as it needs to be done.
The people that own the media would be much happier if we were a nation of mindless consumers rather than a nation of informed active citizens.
It’s not only a monopoly of wealth; it’s a monopoly of information as well.
If you expect to see the final results of your work, you simply have not asked a big enough question.