Why Alternative News is America’s Last Hope for True Journalism

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“How can you believe that? I mean, look at your source. It’s an alternative news site. According to my TV, the truth is the polar opposite.”

How often have you heard similar responses from those you try to share the truth of current events? The argument is that your sources can’t be trusted because they don’t fall within the domain of the mainstream media. 

As if television is the harbinger of truth, right? (Hear No Evil. See No Evil. Speak No Evil?)

News flash: the era of Walter Cronkite is long gone. 

Your TV does lie to you – it is not to be trusted blindly – and to believe otherwise is to be incredibly naïve. You are willingly setting yourself up to fall for every bit of propaganda thrust upon the public by thinking otherwise. 

Did Joseph Goebbels teach us nothing? 

Propaganda works, and the informed American can discern both what is true and what is not. If you’re willing to drink from a cesspool, don’t be upset when you later discover you’ve been ingesting sewage. 

But, can you provide evidence for such a notion? 

Well, let’s look at the track record: 

Does anybody else remember the entire “those white boys are making fun of an Indian!” fiasco? Dagney Taggart wrote the truth about the witch hunt here. [And for more information here’s a source and another source

Do you recall the Jussie Smollett case? 

Have you ever delved into how your local news is reading off of the same script? Here is an incredibly powerful video of Operation Mockingbird:

And what about this whopper…

Here we have Michael Avenatti, who claimed he had the goods on Trump and was going to bring down the former President. Dubbed the “Creepy Porn Lawyer” by Tucker Carlson, Avenatti appeared on television 254 times.

Then, multiple federal grand juries indicted Avenatti and sentenced him to 30 months in prison for extortion and embezzlement. More criminal trials to come next year in New York and Los Angeles.

Avenatti’s sentencing got a total of 17 seconds — all on ABC. 

And the list goes on. Just check out Howie Carr’s list on The Boston Herald.

Is there an agenda at play here? 

You tell me.

Here we have a man standing in front of a burning building at a “mostly peaceful” protest.

Moments before the Taliban nearly pistol-whipped her producer, CNN reporter Clarissa Ward said the Taliban seemed friendly. Despite chants of “Death to America.”

Kathryn Murdock, wife of Fox News owner James Murdoch tweeting, “We did it” after the Biden Event. 

Speaking of Fox NewsHere they are cutting off Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany after she began discussing election fraud. You can watch it in the video below:

In 2016, Daisy got banned from her Facebook business page after people reported this article as “hate speech” because she posted the full, uncut video after the nicely edited video. (The uncut video was quickly removed from YouTube.)

Last year, Daisy wrote about how SFFN was trying to silence independent sites, like Zero Hedge, by having them defunded. And, of course, we all know about what happened here at The Organic Prepper early this year.

So, who can we trust?

You can undoubtedly think of many other events over the past two years that seem to show something afoot. And that’s why I believe alternative news is America’s last hope of trustworthy journalism. When all other venues silence the truth and professionals are no longer permitted to discuss what they see around them – what other options do we have?

Americans have a long tradition of staying abreast of current events. This thirst for knowledge has helped us guard our freedom against the ever-growing threat of tyranny. 

Thomas Jefferson was spot on when he said:

“The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.” – Thomas Jefferson

Jefferson also instructed Americans on the importance of a free press. 

“Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.” – Thomas Jefferson

“I have looked on our present state of liberty as a short-lived possession, unless the mass of the people could be informed to a certain degree.” – Thomas Jefferson

He (along with many others) protected the free press by the inclusion of the First Amendment within the Bill of Rights. 

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. ~ The First Amendment

Our Founding Fathers fully understood the importance of a well-informed populace.

“Republics and limited monarchies derive their strength and vigor from a popular examination into the action of the magistrates.” – Benjamin Franklin

“The liberty of the press is essential to the security of the state.” – John Adams

Yet when we have a clear and ever-present agenda being forced down American’s throats, what are the end consequences? 

In FA Hayek’s fantastic book The Road to Serfdom, he cautions against the dangers of ever-present propaganda. Hayek states it could lead even intelligent people astray with enough time and prevalence. 

“If all the sources of current information are effectively under one single control, it is no longer a question of merely persuading the people of this or that. The skillful propagandist then has the power to mold their minds in any direction he chooses, and even the most intelligent and independent people cannot entirely escape that influence if they are long isolated from all other sources of information.” – FA Hayek, The Road to Serfdom

My alternative news website recommendations. 

In an American’s search for truth regarding the events of the world, I fully believe that alternative news is the only answer we have left. If you’re on the hunt for accurate alternative news sites, I highly recommend the following: 

America needs well-informed citizens. I would argue such is needed now more than ever. Your nation needs you. It needs you to be well informed. And alternative news is the way for you to do so. The only way they can keep providing information is by reader support, as many of these sites are under attack.

Alternative news or mainstream? What are your thoughts?

Are you a mainstream media fan or is alternative the way to go? Do you believe or disbelieve MSM? What are some other examples of  propaganda you have witnessed? Let’s talk about it in the comments section.

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Jeff Thompson is an avid fisherman who likes to spend time sailing on his boat and reading while at sea.

Jeff Thompson

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Jeff Thompson is an avid fisherman who likes to spend time sailing on his boat and reading while at sea.

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  • I’ve yet to find any source that didn’t have an agenda. I read and then sort through and try and figure out what’s real and what’s not.

    What seems to be hard for alternate and mainstream sources is just because I don’t believe everything doesn’t mean “I’m against you”.
    I’m actually banned from commenting from several of the sources you listed because I’ve dared speak against their gospel word in search of truth.

    You know things like the vaccine might not be the mark of the beast or maybe Trump isn’t always right or perhaps you shouldn’t go out of your way to bash a government agency and draw unwanted attention to yourself because your sure they work for you.

    Anyway another good source that I’m also banned from commenting on is https://citizenfreepress.com/
    Which has great content but is agenda driven because of politics.

  • I agree that it’s nearly impossible to find a source that doesn’t have an agenda. I try to find corroboration across several platforms for those kernels of truth. However, it’s equally true, as the old Simon & Garfunkel song says: a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest. The technical term is “confirmation bias.” Humans tend to believe that which fits their preconceived agenda.

    As far as your sources go:

    Gateway Pundit is a well-known questionable source: https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/the-gateway-pundit/

    Ditto the Federalist, which isn’t in your list but you link to as a source. This one also contained the link to the retracted JAMA article in one of your articles. https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/the-federalist/

    Zero Hedge is a Bulgarian publication, also of extremely low credibility: https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/zero-hedge/

    And I could go on. Honestly, if this is what you choose to believe, perhaps you should get off of your boat and join the human race. Or at least read a few different viewpoints. If this is your idea of truth then we’re living in different universes.

    • It seems like reliable sources depends on someone’s opinion. I notice every time someone posts what they believe are reliable sources, there is criticism for those sources. Believe what you like. That is why we live in America. We use discernment to decide what reliable sources are. Each person seems to have a different level of discernment. Therefore, use wisdom and discernment when you read news resources.

    • Kinda had to smile that you used media bias facts checkers. They are not impartial despite claims to the contrary.
      Or maybe we should think of it this way. They may honestly trying to show everyone’s leanings. But almost all media out there is ultra far left/progressive propaganda so anything containing traditional(patriotic, political, religious, etc) views is now labeled extremely far right which used to be considered as misinformed as the far left. What used to be a bunch of kooks with keyboards are now people not bowing to the misinformation campaign that is pretending to be the news media. Are some still a little “kooky”? Of course. I don’t think you can stay clear of the global swamp without a little weird(compared to what is mainstream acceptable) driving you onward. Yes there are still people way out there. I for one don’t really think that aliens are the driving force behind the “great reset” but as long as the alien guy is against the great reset(or whatever is actually going on) then I’m not afraid to have him on my side.

      • -Colleen G,
        Great post!
        I have read a number of posts on blogs that I would call ultra far left BlueAnon conspiracy theorists.
        It is not just one side kinda thing!

        • 1st MarineJarhead, First, thanks for your service to our country. 2nd, I just looked up BlueAnon and yowzer. They literally had the same exact news that was on another site I saw, I think Epoch Times, but it had very far left twists to it. People see the same exact thing is totally opposite ways. It does work both ways. Thanks for that. I thought it was just other far right Q anon Alex Jones types. Go figure, they got their own side of crazy out there. Made for an interesting read.

          • -TexasAntiGone,
            Thank you for your kind thoughts.
            Yeah, I took a day to delve into both QAnon and BlueAnon, as I did not know much about either.
            Yowzer is right!

    • All I know is both the GWP and ZH delete my comments. ZH has recently and permanently banned me. I don’t know why? I don’t think I violated any of their policies. Especially when I see what other people write that get to stay on.

      With GWP I never know if my comments will be allowed. Lots of time they eventually DELETE mine. Again, for the same reasons above.

  • Hmm. I just tried to post, with links, about just how reliable your “sources” are. No dice. Oh well. Believe what you want. IMO you are nuts and your sources suck.

    • If you have links in your post, WordPress puts those into moderation for a set of human eyes (Daisy in this case) to go in and verify the links are not SPAM/”Work from home and make $$$”/porn.

      She might be away from her computer at the moment.

      • As well, I’ve tagged certain words to go into moderation for review. Things like racial or religious slurs or words frequently used to incite violence go into moderation so I can see the context in which they’re used.

  • Every site, journalist will have a degree of slant or bias. It is only human nature.
    Some are better than others. But that has gotten a lot harder in the past few years.
    I mentioned in the past, I cut the cord back in 08′. I dont frequent CNN or Fox or most of the MSM outlets, unless someone recommends (whom I know) a article or posts a link.
    I used to (past tense) listen to NPR back in the day. Back then you could dismiss their slant and bias and still get decent reporting.
    Then 2016 happened and NPR went all in the journalist activist route. It was so bad it was nauseating.
    And they have only gotten worse (the few times I do tune in).

    From that list the author provided, I only frequent this site, and ZH.
    Substack is making for a great free press site of really good journalists like Glenn Greenwald, Matt Taibbi, Bari Weiss, and others. I also visit Sharyl Attkisson’s site. Jonathan Turley for legal commentary. Charles H. Smith for economic view points and some social commentary.
    Just The News, they have their bias too, but I think they can at least keep it to a minimum.

  • I haven’t watched the lame stream,parroting,Pravda,fake news media,for more than two decades.It was the same garbage coming from all of them.All you had to do was a bit of digging and you found lies and deception from all of them.You can count on one hand how many people own all of the major TV news corporations.

  • I think it’s best to get media from both sides. The problem is though, unless you are actively seeking out conservative opinions you aren’t hearing them…you are hearing the only the spun version of them presented by the mainstream. This isn’t so much the case if you follow alternative sources because, let’s face it, unless you live under a rock you’re surrounded by mainstream media. I watch the morning and evening mainstream news and listen to alternative sources when I’m driving or working around the house. If something really big has happened, I like to hear the conservative take and will seek that out specifically. I feel like this keeps me some what balanced in that I may not agree with someone’s stance but I can see why they have that stance. If all you’ve ever heard is one thing like “the earth is round” and someone has the opinion that the earth is flat it’s natural that you might think that person is crazy. You likely won’t even listen to their facts or reasoning because everything you know contradicts the idea. BTW, I’m NOT suggesting we should reexamine if the earth is round 🙂 just illustrating how people feel about views that contradict what they “know”.

  • Quite frankly they should all be shot. Extremely Dangerous? Indeed ! AND, those morons are too stupid to realize it is they who are pushing this Zombified dangerous collectivism where every one speaks with one voice. LITERALLY AS WE JUST OBSERVED !!!
    If they really are that stupid they should at the least be removed from their informative positions.

    • I call mainstream media the head of Satan, evil propagandists here in Canada and elsewhere. Chairman Trudeau (Canada’s current dicktator) has paid over 400 million dollars to the media in Canada but refuses to disclose which Satanic news empire he paid it to! That’s why here in Communist Canada we NEVER hear anything about for example the worldwide protests going on in regards to the new yellow armband (vaccine passport) and we also never hear any criticism of Chairman Trudeau from our media. For that I have to look on “alternative” sights. Once mainstream media is bought and paid for like ours then democracy degrades and falls into what we have now – a disgusting brain dead peuk intent on emulating his daddy Fidel. Mainstream media is to me one of the biggest evils on the planet. Shooting is too kind, I favor eternal hell for these traitors of the human race!

  • One thing I do to keep up with what’s going on is to use RSS – Really Simple Syndication. This allows me to get news stories/blog posts from various sources and have them placed directly in my RSS Reader/email program (Thunderbird). Yes, I get the feed from The Organic Prepper. Here is a video on using RSS from another source for news – The Corbett Report:

    RSS – https://www.corbettreport.com/really-simple-syndication-solutionswatch/

    To your list, I’d add LewRockwell.com, Mises.org, Unlimited Hangout (Whitney Webb’s place), Ice Age Farmer, The Highwire, and probably others I can’t think of right now.

    As to the initial problem you discussed (having disagreements with people who only rely on the MSM), you can still counter their BS. But it may not be right away during the discussion. Last year, I had a disagreement with someone at work who didn’t believe Cuomo was sending covid positives to nursing homes. Found it, after the discussion, in the NY Times and AARP web sites. Just last week I was countering someone online who tried to claim the “vaccines” are “safe and effective” by quoting from an Israeli study. Well, after dissecting the study itself, I quoted news articles from NPR and MSN. So it can be done, but you have to do your homework.

  • The US government is already deeply embedded in the so called “Alternative Media”, the government controls all media, social media too.
    You can see the regurgitation of scripts throughout alternative and social media.
    This makes the government sources easy to spot .

    • Well, this is an alt-media site.
      Pretty dang sure no one owns Miss. Luther.
      Could say the same about Greenwald, Taibbi, Weiss, Smith, Turley.

  • I quit broadcast and cable TV 20 years ago. A couple times a week I look at my local TV station’s website for local news. Good Luck! It’s 95% garbage and 5% local news that’s hardly fit to read. Censored.News is an aggregate news website I use every other day for a couple of hours. It’s world-wide news, too. Wikipedia is a good one to stay away from. Not news and not dependable either.

    • +1 about Wikipedia not being news or dependable.

      Sharyl Attkisson did a report on Wikipedia with one of the original creators and they on the spot displayed their manipulation and bias.

    • Fair enough about Wikipedia; it’s true that they’re very easy to edit, though I find them acceptable if I can corroborate. However, please note that this article and a few others on the OP link to Wikipedia articles. Just saying.

      • I have been using Wikipedia as my source in my college courses the last 2 years. Bahahahah. Professors have NEVER said anything to me. Because they are ALL liberal slanted. I had one professor last year literally continually say “Get the vax, save your family’s life, etc” and then the next week, “I’m kind of sick from 1st dose of vax, so no homework this week” and then a month later same thing. College is so over rated and they are not teaching anything but anti American propaganda. Only reason I took these few courses is to bump up my paygrade at this job. And Folks, this is computer tech courses, not political science or philosophy.

  • I agree that mainstream media is often dubious. However, alternative media aren’t any angels, either. Mainstream media has an agenda, and so does alternative media. Each outlet have their sources of income and their purpose. Nobody is providing news just because they love charity and truth, and if anybody ever does, they don’t last long like that, they either disappear or they find some sort of reason to exist that is also profitable.

    I think the best you can do is:
    1. Focus on news that really affect you, and either ignore the rest or consume them as entertainment, but don’t get emotionally involved with them. If you start feeling emotionally involved about an issue that doesn’t affect you directly, stop paying attention to news about it.
    2. On those news that really affect you, look for several sources of information, and assume that they all may have reasons to lie. Probably they will all agree on the main points, and it’s usually safe to assume that whatever they all agree on, it’s true. As for the rest, you can try to estimate the likely truth, thinking about where the bias of each source normally is.
    3. Whenever possible, try to complement the information from news with your own sources: friends and family that would know about the issue.

    • Great points! I find that figuring out any approximation of what’s really going on is quite the sleuthing process. I try to find sources to corroborate from both sides of the aisle while avoiding extremism on both sides of the aisle, which these days is no small trick! I look at funding sources and the names behind the website, if at all possible. If that information isn’t available then I class the site as dubious. If I can do a fact check, for example a Federalist article quoting a JAMA study that was retracted due to multiple methodological issues, then I consider that a failed fact check on the Federalist. If I can find evidence that the guy behind USA Really is a Russian agent specializing in global propaganda, then I dismiss that site as an unreliable source. The MSM is, of course, telling me what the PTB want me to know. That includes both Fox News and CNN.

      As you say, not easy these days. It takes some homework and a fair bit of sleuthing, and a willingness to let go of confirmation bias. Also not easy.

  • I believe in the alternative news. One site Dr. Mercola may have even saved my mother’s life when he reported on the dangers of Fosamax when it first came out years ago. He made sense and I quit giving it to her, thank God. Note: Dr Mercola has recently had to do a massive change of his format as someone up there has threatened his site to take it off or be banned or something.

    She lived a long life without breaking a bone even though she had VERY SEVERE osteoporosis. Amazing! So ever since that time I looked to alternative news as offering something very real. I also followed the guidelines of the WAP society about ancient native nutrition.

    Her doctor even DENIED what I told him about Fosomax. I said people’s bones get weaker and they did. Many stories came out of women getting jaw problems or breaking even the strongest bones in their bodies – the FEMUR. Even when taking Fosomax and exercising as doctor’s recommended.

    But unfortunately, some of those sites have BANNED me. The most recent one was ZH. I did not violate any policy as far as I can see. I am truthfool and that might be my problem.

    Even Daisy banned me at one time because I used the proper term for hundreds of years and that is actually practicing my free speech. Unfortunately, the left has got you calling them a WORSER term and it’s no fact that they behave much worse now, IMO.

  • I agree with Matt in Oklahoma. I also have yet to find a news source that does not have a particular agenda, besides yours Daisy, yours is awesome and I know I can trust it. This is literally the ONLY site that I comment on, because I am extremely careful and want to remain gray man in this slow boiling SHTF we’re living in. I literally do not even believe the weather news to be honest with ya’ll. The only reason I glimpse at MSM every once in awhile is “know thy enemy” and there’s always some nugget of truth in that BS propaganda they are spouting. Like, a prime example is news reported that the “government” wasn’t going to do vax passports so of course, I take that as they most definitely are. Weather man said “no chance of rain” and boom, here comes a thunderstorm.

    I try to put humor in this because if not I will be all balled up with anger. I also agree with Jayne, because if there’s multiple sites that are saying the same thing then I tend to lean toward thinking it’s quite possible this is true. But as my Grandfather always said to me “Don’t believe anything of what you hear, and only half of what you see” I am leaning towards not believing anything I see as well because it’s just been so ridiculously unfathomable.

  • Here’s my 2 cents. Most media has a bias. It would be nice if they let us know their bias upfront- they don’t. If possible, I try to read original sources of information, for instance the FDA “approval letter” of the vaccine, scientific studies that have investigated the effects of ivermectin on SARS-COV2, etc… Many times that source documentation is not available publicly and we have to rely on someone’s interpretation of it. In that case it’s often helpful to read both sides of the argument, knowing the truth lies somewhere in the middle.

    Researchers are careful about their conclusions, paying attention to who is financing their work or future work.

    For awhile, you couldn’t get anything published unless it was somehow impactful to AIDS. Now, you can’t get anything published unless it shows a connection with climate change or maybe now, inclusion and diversity. It’s the cause d’ jour. If you listen to any of Dr. Peter McCullough’s interviews about the treatment of SARS-COV2, he says most doctors act as is they are in a trance- they can’t reason clearly; they are doing things that ultimately harm patients but refuse to try alternative protocols.

    Look, I read stuff that is woo-woo medicine all the way to peer reviewed studies. I think they both have something to teach us, but we must rely on critical thinking to make our way through the morass.

  • For many years I read rhe news feed on my site, before I took it down and stepped away. I had a few hundred feeds on many topics and tried to have at least 5 different sources for each category.

    I haven’t watched the mainstream news in close to 20 years.

    Most of the time I go to alt sites for the basics. If there is something interesting I’ll try digging deeper to get a good overall picture. For most of it I’m just trying to get a sense of what new craziness the government is doing and hoe much closer we are to tyranny.

    On some sites I read the comments to get a sense of where people are. Are they mad? Are they nearly mad enough that we may actually see some protests from them? Are they mad enough to take to the streets and actually confront the government and the powers that be?

    Honestly, until we get to that last point and the silent majority is silent no more, the rest of the news is window dressing and we’re another step closer to total tyranny and slavery.

    I don’t trust any source of information unless I can verify it with several other unrelated sources.

    The Fourth Turning made a lot of sense to me, I’m just waiting for it to finally get here.

  • “What are some other examples of propaganda you have witnessed?”

    Try this on for size:

    Here is a stunning quote from a doctor who has quite probably read and analyzed as many medical-drug studies as any other doctor in the world:

    “It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine.” (Dr. Marcia Angell, NY Review of Books, January 15, 2009, “Drug Companies & Doctors: A Story of Corruption)


    Anyway, it’s hard to believe the author didn’t mention LewRockwell.com as an alternative news source.

  • I’ll pass on “alternative” news. Livestock de-wormer as a Covid-19 “cure” and a president being reinstated, I’ve seen enough. Repeating a lie doesn’t make it true. Alt news is just click-bait IMHO.

  • Haven’t trusted MSM since I was an intern for my journalism degree. Woodward and Bernstein changed journalism forever. They are all “assets” whether they know it or not.

  • Most sites are trying to make a living off other people’s clicks. They don’t really do anything other than superficial sleuthing or else they just regurgitate someone else’s opinion because they think they will get more traffic and thus more money. Even Zerohedge often reprints Epoch Times bull because it gets traffic. But the Falun Gong cult’s publication, Epoch Times, is supported by the State Department via NED and is mostly .gov propaganda meant to manufacture consent for their policies.

    In fact, you can’t really get any truthful news…at least on government foreign policy…from almost any regular US source…alternative or not. You need to go to foreign alternative sources to get the truth. As an example…did you know that the Kabul suicide bomber had a vest that weighed 25 lbs yet was said to kill close to 200 people all told? Not possible. The real story, from people who were right there and were wounded, was that the bomb killed around 20 or so people. What really happened was the US soldiers in the towers and on the walls opened fire on the crowd and killed scores of the very same people they were supposed to be “saving” from the Taliban. You’ll never hear that from any US outlet, alternative or not.

    Everyone’s got an agenda and most of the agenda is aimed at getting the most dollars they can.

  • Thanks for the list. I love ActivistPost.com and TheLastAmericanVagabond.com
    I also love CorbettReport.com and UnLimitedHangOut.com and MintPressNews.com and GreenMedinfo.com and ChildrensHealthDefense.com and BlackAgendaReport.com and 21stcenturywire.com and GlobalResearch.ca and covertactionmagazine.com

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