"There is no such thing , at this date of the world's history, in America as an independant press. You know it and I know it.! There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions , and if you did , you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinions out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who woud be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job. If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone.
The business of the journalists is to destroy the truth: to lie outright; to pervert; to vilify; to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it and the folly of this toasting an independent press? We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are jumping jacks, they pull he string and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men.
WE ARE INTELLECTUAL PROSTITUTES"
- John Swinton, Former Chief of Staff, New York Times, 1953
This is exactly why I don't use my journalistic talents to work for the "man". I am a very talented college educated journalist that could very well win awards, but I refuse to work for any of these corporate newspapers to fill my stomach. It appears after years of lying, deceiving and demonizing society, news outlets are finally getting their karma paid. Many newspapers that have been publishing for a 100 years are closing down due to lack of funds. This is what they get for ruining society with their lies.
"Wars May Come and Wars May Go But Art Is Forever."