posted on May, 30 2012 @ 03:55 PM
So I'm a news junkie. It's almost an unhealthy addiction. For the last two years I've probably spent upwards of 4+ hours a day scouring the net for
current events. I love it. Can't get enough of it. It wasn't always that way. In times past I've been completely oblivious to the happenings of the
world, completely in the dark, except maybe some local news here and there, like many Americans.
What really piqued my interest was this current election cycle. In following my preferred candidate I'd read or watch pretty much any MSM source,
FOX, CNN, MSNBC, NYT, WaPo, etc., etc. I've come to understand that if you want to be truly informed, good luck getting it from old media because
journalism is pretty much dead in this country. Blatant lies, opinion dressed up as fact, regurgitated articles from news wires without any fact
checking or further investigation, propaganda, blackouts, celebrity gossip as front page news, misspellings and grammatical errors; this is what
passes for journalism these days. It's disgusting and I've just about had enough.
I no longer watch TV news and am about to give up old media all together. Problem is I need my fix. I don't want to go back to living in the
dark. In this day and age an uninformed populous is more dangerous than any corrupted hierarchy. I get a lot of info here at ATS, but many of those
threads are linked to mainstream sources. I'm interested in finding some good alternatives. Maybe real journalism isn't dead after all?
So if you've come across any new media that you feel is worth a look, please share here. I'm open to all sources, conservative, liberal,
international, national, your local paper, or even a blog. Whatever, as long as the reporting is fair and accurate.