A great deal has been written on this subject with references to and passages quoted by such luminaries as Marx – Lenin – Trotsky – Zinn – MLK – Chomsky – Professor Wolff, to name but a few. Though generally associated with a more militant part of the civil rights era, Malcolm X was speaking to all those oppressed.
Like this for instance.
The press is so powerful in its image-making role, it can make the criminal look like he’s a the victim and make the victim look like he’s the criminal. This is the press, an irresponsible press. It will make the criminal look like he’s the victim and make the victim look like he’s the criminal. If you aren’t careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.
If you aren’t careful, because I’ve seen…
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