Robert Greenwald Poster

Quotes (16)

  • We know that BP cuts safety corners, takes risks, and is unconcerned about anything other than their own profit.
  • O'Reilly continues to hide behind his microphone.
  • The Occupy movement has drawn attention to how too many in the 1 percent get to play by their own rules while exploiting the 99 percent.
  • Corporate conglomerates run without regulation do not work in the service of society, and run reckless and unchecked whenever possible.
  • Ideology has consequences.
  • You're talking to somebody who two years ago couldn't figure out how to use e-mail and who now has carpal tunnel. It has totally changed in that these films would not be getting out to people the way they're getting out without the Internet.
  • I do think that we are facing a crisis in our democracy. As true patriots, each and every one of us has to speak up, speak out, and change those in charge. Our democracy depends upon it.
  • The disaster in the Gulf was no accident. It was the result of years of oil money buying off politicians to lead to an unregulated and ill focused addiction to oil and drilling. The doomed fate of the local fisherman and the environment were foretold in the infamous chants of 'Drill, Baby, Drill.'
  • A lot of progressives really believe that if we can turn out one more white paper with bullet points about how to fix Problem X, we can fix it. But that's not primarily the way you reach people or move them. You reach the heart first.
  • Our goal isn't to close Wal-Mart down. It is to make it a better, more humane company toward its employees and the communities it is in.
  • Even though the Koch brothers' businesses put 4.4 million people at risk with pollutants, the Kochs have poured millions into lobbyists' coffers and political contributions to ensure their bottom line stays unchanged by the most basic safety precaution.
  • Over and over again-in the movie, I have nine different people who have worked for Fox News network who have come forward and talked on camera, three of them anonymously, by the way.
  • If people take the film and screen it whenever possible for their social and professional networks, we can continue to make a difference. It is one more element we have to use in the ongoing effort to take back our country.
  • It appears the Kochs are among the most defensive billionaires, preferring the comfy confines of their callous and intellectually dishonest world view.
  • What I always try to do is make the political personal.
  • Those are just some of the people whom we interviewed in the documentary, but that should provide you with a good sense of the credibility of the individuals who bolster the case that this administration lied us into a war.