American Pravda – Fight for Truth in an era of Fake News
And Jeffrey Wigand, who’s out on a limb, does he go on television and tell the truth? Yes. Is it
newsworthy? Yes. Are we going to air it? Of course not. Why? Because he’s not telling the truth?
No. Because he is telling the truth. That’s why we’re not going to air it. And the more truth he
tells, the worse it gets.
—Al Pacino as 60 Minutes producerLowell Bergman in The Insider, 1999
The press has become the greatest power within the Western countries, more powerful than the
legislative power, the executive, and the judiciary. And one would then like to ask: by what law
has it been elected and to whom is it responsible?
—Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Harvard commencement address, 1978