Speech by John Swinton, Chief of Staff of the New York Times and the "Dean of his Profession" in a toast before the New York Press Club, 1953:
"If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone.
The business of journalists is to destroy the truth; to pervert; to vilify; to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell this country and this race for their daily bread.
We are the tools and vessels for rich men behind the scenes.
We are the jumping jacks, they (The Illuminati) pull the strings and we dance.
Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men.
We are intellectual prostitutes."