Amy Goodman quotes

  • 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.
    -- Amy Goodman

    #Hate #Real #Home

  • As journalist, I'm responsible to the American people, not to the military of the United States.
    -- Amy Goodman

    #Military #People #United States

  • 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.
    -- Amy Goodman

    #War #Kids #Thinking

  • Go to where the silence is and say something.
    -- Amy Goodman

    #Inspiring #Imagination #Silence

  • Independent media can go to where the silence is and break the sound barrier, doing what the corporate networks refuse to do.
    -- Amy Goodman

    #Independent #Media #Silence

  • War coverage should be more than a parade of retired generals and retired government flacks posing as reporters.
    -- Amy Goodman

    #War #Government #Parades

  • 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.
    -- Amy Goodman

    #Hate #Media #People

  • In the meantime, it just makes it a little harder to smile. But so does the world.
    -- Amy Goodman

    #Doe #World #Littles

  • Go where there is silence and say something.
    -- Amy Goodman

    #Silence

  • [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.
    -- Amy Goodman

    #Responsibility #Media #Diversity

  • We have to protect all journalists, and journalists have to be allowed to do their jobs.
    -- Amy Goodman

    #Jobs #Protect #Journalist

  • Who among us has any conception of the dimensions of shame that will befall us and our children when one day the veil has fallen from our eyes and the most horrible of crimes...reach the light of day?
    -- Amy Goodman

    #Children #Eye #Light

  • The U.S. news media have a critical role to play in educating the public about climate change.
    -- Amy Goodman

    #Media #Play #Climate

  • The Pacifica Network is a vital cornerstone of our independent media landscape that depends on your financial support. Please donate today to safeguard the future of listener-powered community radio.
    -- Amy Goodman

    #Independent #Media #Support

  • If 2,000 Tea Party activists descended on Wall Street, you would probably have an equal number of reporters there covering them.
    -- Amy Goodman

    #Wall #Party #Numbers

  • A typical Ponzi scheme involves taking money from investors, then paying them off with money taken from new investors, rather than paying them from actual earnings.
    -- Amy Goodman

    #Taken #Typical #Earning

  • 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.
    -- Amy Goodman

    #Country #Impact #Islands

  • 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

    #Jobs #Government #Media

  • The media—stenographers to power.
    -- Amy Goodman

    #Media #Propaganda

  • 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.
    -- Amy Goodman

    #Government #Media #Accountability

  • I've learned in my years as a journalist that when a politician says 'That's ridiculous' you're probably on the right track
    -- Amy Goodman

    #Years #Track #Ridiculous

  • 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.
    -- Amy Goodman

    #Country #Character #Media

  • 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.
    -- Amy Goodman

    #Powerful #Responsibility #Voice

  • 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?'
    -- Amy Goodman

    #Media #Names #Iraq

  • So it is fair to ask, why not address the threat of climate change when it is still possible? Asad Rehman, of the international environmental group Friends of the Earth, who was in New York for the climate march, told me, “If we can find the trillions [of dollars] we’re finding for conflict whether there’s been the invasion in Iraq or Afghanistan or now the conflict in Syria, then we can find the kind of money that’s required for the transformation that will deliver clean, renewable energy.”
    -- Amy Goodman

    #New York #Iraq #Environmental

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