John Pilger : A Look Back at 2018 & Ahead to 2019

“The major western democracies are moving towards corporatism. Democracy has become a business plan, with a bottom line for every human activity, every dream, every decency, every hope. The main parliamentary parties are now devoted to the same economic policies — socialism for the rich, capitalism for the poor — and the same foreign policy of servility to endless war. This is not democracy. It is to politics what McDonald is to food.”

“Orwell is almost our litmus test. Some of his satirical writing looks like reality these days.”

John Pilger

“I’ve been a journalist for about 25 years and I was educated to lie, to betray and not to tell the truth to the public. The truth will come out one day, the truth won’t die.”

Dr. Udo Ulfkotte: German Journalist and Whistleblower

Legendary journalist and filmmaker John Pilger discusses the events of 2018, including the world’s worst humanitarian crisis in Yemen, events in Syria, Brexit, the Integrity Initiative, and more. Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY

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According to John Pilger, many journalists today are no more than channelers and echoers of what George Orwell called the “official truth”.

“They simply cipher and transmit lies. It really grieves me that so many of my fellow journalists can be so manipulated that they become really what the French describe as ‘fonctionaires’, functionaries, not journalists.

Many journalists become very defensive when you suggest to them that they are anything but impartial and objective.

The problem with those words ‘impartiality’ and ‘objectivity’ is that they have lost their dictionary meaning.

They’ve been taken over… [they] now mean the establishment point of view…

Journalists don’t sit down and think, ‘I’m now going to speak for the establishment.’ Of course not.

But they internalize a whole set of assumptions, and one of the most potent assumptions is that the world should be seen in terms of its usefulness to the West, not humanity.”

John Pilger special: A look back at 2018, and ahead to 2019 (Going Underground) 

REFERENCES

John Pilger — Official website

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John Pilger : A Look Back at 2018 & Ahead to 2019

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