posted on Feb, 24 2007 @ 01:22 PM
Just a few memorable quotes.
“The business of the New York journalist is to destroy truth; to lie
outright; to pervert; to vilify, to fawn at the feet of Mammon; to
sell his country & his race for his daily bread. We are the tools &
vessels for rich men behind the scenes. We are intellectual
- John Swinton, editor of the New York Tribune
“Media is actually controlled by the corporations, who also control
the government. Which in a sense, is even worse, as they have no
loyalty whatsoever. Our job is to give people not what they want
But what we decide they ought to have”.
Richard Salent, former president, CBS News
“We are going to impose our agenda on the coverage by dealing with
issues and subjects that we choose to deal with”.
- Richard M. Cohen, Senior Producer of CBS political news
“We in the press like to say we're honest brokers of information and
it's just not true. The press does have an agenda”.
- Bernard Goldberg, ex CBS reporter
"We live in a dirty and dangerous world. There are some things the
general public does not need to know and shouldn't. I believe
democracy flourishes when the government can take legitimate steps
to keep its secrets, and when the press can decide whether to print
what it knows."
- Katherine Graham, Washington Post publisher and CFR member
"We are grateful to the Washington Post, The New York Times, Time
Magazine & other great publications whose directors have attended
our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost
forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our
plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity
during those years. But the world is now more sophisticated and
prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational
sovereignty of an intellectual elite & world bankers is surely preferable
to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries."
- David Rockefeller (Baden-Baden, Germany 1991)