The Liberty Voice Receives International Coverage

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Paul Craig Roberts, a syndicated columnist who has been featured in The Liberty Voice since the paper’s launch in November 2007 mentions the publication in his article, “The Difficulty of Being an Informed American.” Roberts said that, “the end of American reporting” occurred “when the Democratic regime of President Clinton allowed Murdoch and a small handful of moguls to concentrate the American media in a few corporate hands.”

Roberts, former Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal assessed that, “The American print and TV media have never been very good,” and that “These days it is horrible. If a person intends to be informed, he must turn to foreign news broadcasts, to Internet sites, to foreign newspapers available on the Internet, or to alternative newspapers that are springing up in various cities. A person who sits in front of Murdoch’s Fox ‘News’ or CNN or who reads the New York Times is simply being brainwashed with propaganda.

“Before conservatives nod their heads in agreement, I’m not referring to ‘the liberal media.’ I mean the propaganda that issues from the US government and the Israel Lobby.”

He goes on further to state, “Today reporters write the stories that their masters want to hear, or they are out. The function of editors is to make certain that no uncomfortable information reaches the public.” As to the state of print media, Roberts said, “The public is slowly catching on, and the print media is slowly dying. The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and Los Angeles Times are all on the ropes,” and that in order for Americans to get reliable information, their goal cannot be reached without their commitment of time. He suggests that those who have access to television services that provide English language foreign broadcasts, such as Iran’s Press TV, Russia Today, or Al Jazeera, can get news and insights from those parts of the world, although those sources are often “demonized by the US media.”

He said that “Any American newspaper that was as truthful about the Israeli government as Haaretz would be closed down” and the only daily US print media with “honest reporting … on a regular basis is the McClatchy papers.”

Roberts admits he has made no study of alternative newspapers, but that “the news and commentary provided are often superb,” adding that, “after reading one issue [of the Rock Creek Free Press], you will waste no more time on the ‘mainstream media.'” That paper, he said “is likely to rescue even the dullest mind from its brainwashed state.” He went on to mention one other alternative newspaper, The Liberty Voice, which will “lift your spirit as well as inform.”

He said that alternative newspapers such as the Rock Creek Free Press and The Liberty Voice “are often the children of people motivated by a sense of justice and the love of truth. Such people have become an endangered species in the American ‘mainstream media.'” Roberts concluded that “The function of the ‘mainstream media’ is to sell products and to brainwash the audience for the government and interest groups. By subscribing to it, Americans support their own brainwashing.”

“I am blessed with an absolute unbounded ignorance of what it takes to publish a newspaper and I consider that my greatest asset. People say I must be crazy to publish a new newspaper given that all the existing papers are in decline and losing readers every day. They may be right, but I think the reason newspapers are in decline is because the readers know they are being lied to. We’re being taken for suckers and we don’t like it. I think there is great potential for a newspaper that is not afraid to print the truth.”

~Matthew Sullivan, Publisher of the Rock Creek Free Press

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