The media is absolutely essential to the functioning of a democracy. It's not our job to cozy up to power. We're supposed to be the check and balance on government.— Amy Goodman
The most instructive Amy Goodman quotes that are proven to give you inner joy
Journalism is the only profession explicitly protected by the U.
S. Constitution, because journalists are supposed to be the check and balance on government. We're supposed to be holding those in power accountable. We're not supposed to be their megaphone. That's what the corporate media have become.
Going to where the silence is. That is the responsibility of a journalist: giving a voice to those who have been forgotten, forsaken, and beaten down by the powerful.
I really do think that if for one week in the United States we saw the true face of war, we saw people's limbs sheared off, we saw kids blown apart, for one week, war would be eradicated. Instead, what we see in the U.S. media is the video war game.
War coverage should be more than a parade of retired generals and retired government flacks posing as reporters.
Independent media can go to where the silence is and break the sound barrier, doing what the corporate networks refuse to do.
People who are against hate are not a fringe minority, not even a silent majority, but are a silenced majority, silenced by the corporate media.
We must build a trickle-up media that reflects the true character of this country and its people. A democratic media serving a democratic society.
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The U.S. news media have a critical role to play in educating the public about climate change.
Beyond the borders of wealthy countries like the United States, in developing countries where most people in the world live, the impacts of climate change are much more deadly, from the growing desertification of Africa to the threats of rising sea levels and the submersion of small island nations.
During a news conference, when he was standing with the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President [Donald] Trump responded to a question from an Israeli reporter about the rise in anti-Semitic attacks - by boasting about his election victory.
Chelsea Manning, who's now set to be free May 17th , after Obama shortened her sentence from 35 years to seven. According to her attorneys, she is already the longest-held whistleblower in U.S. history.
Chelsea Manning attempted to commit suicide twice last year.
[The media] are using a national treasure - that's what the public airwaves are.
And they have a responsibility to bring out the full diversity of opinion or lose their licenses.
I've learned in my years as a journalist that when a politician says 'That's ridiculous' you're probably on the right track.
In the meantime, it just makes it a little harder to smile. But so does the world.
In one of his final acts in office, President Obama shortened the sentences of 209 prisoners, pardoned 64 individuals .The list included Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning, longtime imprisoned Puerto Rican independence activist Oscar López Rivera and retired U.S. Marine Corps General James Cartwright. But missing from the list is 71-year-old Native American activist Leonard Peltier.
We have to protect all journalists, and journalists have to be allowed to do their jobs.
Whether you vote for me or you don't vote for me, I really want to be your greatest champion. And I will be your champion, whether you vote for me or not.
[Chelsea] Manning leaked more than 700,000 classified files and videos to WikiLeaks about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and U.S. foreign policy.
Go where there is silence and say something.
[The media can be] the greatest force for peace on the earth [for] it is how we come to understand each other.
While law-abiding Muslims are forced to hide in their homes, and animal-rights activists are labeled as terrorists for undercover filming of abusive treatment at factory farms, right-wing hate groups are free to organize, parade, arm themselves to the hilt and murder with chilling regularity. It’s time for our society to confront this very real threat.
As journalist, I'm responsible to the American people, not to the military of the United States.
The media—stenographers to power.
But for the media to name their coverage of the 2003 invasion of Iraq the same as what the Pentagon calls it — everyday seeing 'Operation Iraqi Freedom' — you have to ask: 'If this were state controlled media, how would it be any different?'
If 2,000 Tea Party activists descended on Wall Street, you would probably have an equal number of reporters there covering them.